Tue, 23rd Nov 2021 13:00

November 2021 Classics Auction

 
  Lot 80
 

1956 Bristol 405
A rare car with a fully transferable cherished number plate.

Registration - TOF 117

Chassis No. - 40514170

M.O.T. - Exempt

Odometer - 2213

Built in the same factory as the incomparable Concorde aeroplane, this rare Bristol 405 is a picture to behold. Its very well presented white bodywork is complemented by a white-piped red leather interior. One of its three former keepers was apparently a lifelong Bristol enthusiast, whose interest in the marque spanned 40 years. The vendor, in whose care it has remained for the last six-years, presently regards the bodywork, paintwork, upholstery, engine and manual transmission as all being in ‘excellent’ order, and had the pleasure of using the car for his daughter’s wedding. The surprise of the offering is that in place of its original Bristol powerplant lies an Opel Manta GTE unit which, though of the same 2-litre capacity, should give ‘TOF 117’ a notable performance edge over other examples of the model. A unique proposition.

Introduced in 1954, the 405 was the company’s only ever four-door offering. Effectively a long-wheelbase version of the outgoing 404, it was also the first of the marque to feature an opening bootlid. The newcomer was powered by the 100 B2 version of the company’s much-vaunted 1,971cc OHV straight-six engine. It developed some 110bhp and drove through a four–speed manual gearbox equipped with a Laycock de Normanville overdrive. Suspension was independent at the front by transverse leaf spring and by solid axle and torsion bars at the rear. Braking was by drums all round (front discs were optional) and steering by rack and pinion. Total 405 production comprised 265 saloons and 43 drophead coupes. The model was replaced by the 406 in 1958.

In summary:

  • Very well presented in white complemented by a red leather interior
  • Considered by the vendor to be ‘in beautiful order’
  • Nowadays powered by an Opel Manta GTE engine rather than its original Bristol unit

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Sold for £19,688

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


 

Registration - TOF 117

Chassis No. - 40514170

M.O.T. - Exempt

Odometer - 2213

Built in the same factory as the incomparable Concorde aeroplane, this rare Bristol 405 is a picture to behold. Its very well presented white bodywork is complemented by a white-piped red leather interior. One of its three former keepers was apparently a lifelong Bristol enthusiast, whose interest in the marque spanned 40 years. The vendor, in whose care it has remained for the last six-years, presently regards the bodywork, paintwork, upholstery, engine and manual transmission as all being in ‘excellent’ order, and had the pleasure of using the car for his daughter’s wedding. The surprise of the offering is that in place of its original Bristol powerplant lies an Opel Manta GTE unit which, though of the same 2-litre capacity, should give ‘TOF 117’ a notable performance edge over other examples of the model. A unique proposition.

Introduced in 1954, the 405 was the company’s only ever four-door offering. Effectively a long-wheelbase version of the outgoing 404, it was also the first of the marque to feature an opening bootlid. The newcomer was powered by the 100 B2 version of the company’s much-vaunted 1,971cc OHV straight-six engine. It developed some 110bhp and drove through a four–speed manual gearbox equipped with a Laycock de Normanville overdrive. Suspension was independent at the front by transverse leaf spring and by solid axle and torsion bars at the rear. Braking was by drums all round (front discs were optional) and steering by rack and pinion. Total 405 production comprised 265 saloons and 43 drophead coupes. The model was replaced by the 406 in 1958.

In summary:

  • Very well presented in white complemented by a red leather interior
  • Considered by the vendor to be ‘in beautiful order’
  • Nowadays powered by an Opel Manta GTE engine rather than its original Bristol unit

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Auction: November 2021 Classics Auction, Tue, 23rd Nov 2021

This auction of classic cars, motorbikes, registrations & automobilia will take place in the Concorde Hangar at Manchester Airport's Runway Visitor Park.

We are delighted to be running this live event in the shadow of Concorde, without doubt the most iconic passenger aircraft in history.

Free parking for auction attendees.

As with all Hampson Auctions there will be a fantastic and varied mix of lots to reflect both the individual interests of collectors whatever stage of the collectors journey they are on. 

If you wish to consign your vehicle to this auction, you can request a valuation here or by calling on of the team on 01606 828124

Viewing Days:
Monday 22nd November 12pm - 7pm
Tuesday 23rd November 9am - 1pm
 

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