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1947 Bristol 400

Chassis no. 400/181
Engine no. 400/85C/1971
Coachbuilder Pinin Farina
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1947
Manufacturing
1947
Record: The Bristol 400 brochure
From 3rd December 1947
to 1948
Owner: A. F. N. LIMITED (GB)
Famous owner: Frazer Nash is a British sports car manufacturer and engineering company founded by Archibald Frazer-Nash in 1922. The company was established in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, moving to Isleworth, Middlesex in 1929. The company entered receivership in 1927 and re-emerged as AFN Limited
Note: AFN Limited (Archibald Frazer-Nash Limited) was acquired by H. J. ("Aldy") Aldington in 1929 and run by the three Aldington brothers, H.J., Donald A. and William H. Aldy's son, John Taylor ("JT") Aldington was the last of the family owners/directors until AFN Ltd was sold to Porsche GB. The chassis was first delivered to AFN at Isleworth on 3rd December 1947 as a left hand drive, with engine 85A/1109 (as evidenced by the electric choke switch on the dashboard) for onward shipping to C A Drenowatz in Switzerland. The car appears back at AFN Isleworth at the end of 1949 with the body fitted by Pinin Farina. AFN then converted it to right hand drive and updated the engine to 85C/1109, by substituting the 3 SU D2 carburettors for 3 Solex 32BI units.
5th December 1947
Press review: Unknown author, "Anglo-italian Accord", The Autocar , 12-1947
17th December 1947
Press review: Unknown author, "The Pininfarina Bodied Bristol", The Motor , no. 12, 12-1947
From 1948
to 26th February 1950
Owner: C. A. Drenowatz (CH)
Note: C.A. Drenowatz of Radex AG is the main agents for BMW in Switzerland
From 27th February 1950
to 12th March 1950
Owner: BOLTON MOTORS (GB)
Famous owner: Bolton Motors is dealer of Bristol cars, owner by Peter Bolton (UK racing driver)
Note: Bolton Motors is dealer of Bristol cars, owner by Peter Bolton (UK racing driver)
From 27th February 1950
to 18th April 1962
Plate: VMG614
Country: Unknown nationality
From 13th March 1950
to 18th April 1962
Owner: G. F. Handson (GB)
Note: Managing director of Fredericks Limited a texile company at Commerce House, 41 Briggate, Leeds 1. Mr Handson re-registering the car as his own on 10th February 1956. During his ownership it suffered a holed piston in 1958. Given the option of an engine rebuild or a replacement engine, Mr Hanson opted for the replacement engine (85C/1971) which is still with the car.
From 19th April 1962
to 2003
Owner: Peter Bolton (GB)
Famous owner: UK racing driver
Note: Peter Bolton repurchased the car on 19th April 1962 for his own private use, registering it with 1 PRB. He then owned the car for over forty years
1962
Generic fact: Other photos Peter Bolton
From 19th April 1962
to 26th August 1988
Plate: PRB1
Country: Unknown nationality
From 26th August 1988
to 1st January 2004
Plate: MN-436
Country: IT
From 2003
to currently
Owner: Private collection
From 6th July 2006
to 9th July 2006
Event: Goodwood Festival of Speed
Locality: West Sussex (GB)
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Note: Driver's Club display
2007
Event: Bristol Owners Club Concours d'Élégance
Locality: Bristol (GB)
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Results / Prizes: Class Award
4th September 2009
Event: Bristol Owners Club Concours d'Élégance
Locality: Gloucestershire (GB)
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
2010
Generic fact: Other photos
2010
Generic fact: Other photos
From 24th September 2010
to 27th September 2010
Event: uniques special ones international concours
Locality: Firenze (IT)
Race number: #31
Category / Group: Early post-war Italian Coachbuilders
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: 3rd CL
From 12th May 2011
to 15th May 2011
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #112
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: 220th OA
June 2011
Press review: Berry Adrian, "Bristol Completes 2011 Mille Miglia", Cars for Connoisseur , no. 122, 06-2011, pp. 17
From 29th September 2011
to 2nd October 2011
Event: Eco Targa Florio Classic
Locality: Palermo (IT)
Race number: #113
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: 26th OA
From 17th May 2012
to 20th May 2012
6th July 2012
Identification document: FIVA Identity Card no.: 48568 - Owner's name: Adrian Berry - Owner's country: United Kingdom
From 30th August 2012
to 2nd September 2012
Event: Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti
Locality: Cortina d'Ampezzo (IT)
Race number: #65
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: 85th OA
May 2013
Press review: Heseltine Richard, "Cutting A Dash", Auto Italia , no. 207, 05-2013, pp. 46
4th May 2013
Event: The Warren Classic And Concours
Locality: Woodham Walter (GB)
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
From 16th May 2013
to 19th May 2013
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #147
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: 162nd OA
From 20th July 2013
to 21st July 2013
Event: Royal International Air Tattoo
Locality: Fairford (GB)
From 5th September 2013
to 7th September 2013
Event: Salon Prive London
Locality: Brentford (GB)
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
11th October 2013
Event: Coppa Franco Mazzotti
Locality: Unknown city (IT)
Race number: #26
Category / Group: 2
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: 49th OA / 17
6th May 2014
Event: St Mawes Classic Car Festival
Locality: Saint Mawes (GB)
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
From 15th May 2014
to 18th May 2014
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #171
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: 264th OA
From 3rd July 2014
to 6th July 2014
Event: Cuervo y Sobrinos Cup
Locality: Milano (IT)
Race number: #4
Category / Group: 3
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: 14th OA / 9th CL
From 16th July 2014
to 19th July 2014
Event: Salute to Style
Locality: Greater London (GB)
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
25th July 2014
Event: RAC Midsummer Drive-In
Locality: Epsom (GB)
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
From 5th September 2014
to 7th September 2014
Event: Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace
Locality: Londra (GB)
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
14th November 2014
Event: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show
Locality: Birmingham (GB)
Note: Displayed in The Bristol Owners' Club area.
From 14th May 2015
to 17th May 2015
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #178
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: 185th OA
From 31st July 2015
to 2nd August 2015
Event: Schloss Dyck Classic Days
Locality: Jüchen (DE)
Race number: #40
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
August 2015
Generic fact: Other photos
From 14th April 2016
to 17th April 2016
Event: Terre di Canossa
Locality: Parma (IT)
Race number: #33
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
From 17th May 2016
to 22nd May 2016
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #173
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: 144th OA
From 2nd June 2016
to 5th June 2016
Event: Pininfarina ad Alassio
Locality: Alassio (IT)
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Results / Prizes: 1st CL / Premio città di Alassio Miglior equipaggio a tema
From 23rd June 2016
to 25th June 2016
Event: Masterpieces & Style event
Locality: Jüchen (DE)
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Results / Prizes: 11th CL / Schloss Dyck Pininfarina Style award
From 21st July 2016
to 24th July 2016
Event: Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti
Locality: Cortina d'Ampezzo (IT)
Race number: #28
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: 26th OA
Note: Pen. Tot. 1.870,00
From 18th May 2017
to 21st May 2017
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #191
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: 109th OA
Note: Points 32063
From 16th May 2018
to 19th May 2018
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #166
Category / Group: 3
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: OA / 132nd OA
Note: Coeff 1.45 - Penality CO 0 - Penality 5138 - Point 32470 - Gap 41638
November 2018
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Mille Miglia's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume I , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2018
From 15th May 2019
to 18th May 2019
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #162
Category / Group: 3
Driver: Adrian Berry (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannah Goodman (GB)
Results / Prizes: OA / 124th OA
Note: Coeff 1.45 - Penality CO 0 - Penality 4819 - Point 32620 - Gap 42132
Unknown
1st and current chassis no. 400/181
Unknown
1st and current engine no. 400/85c/1971
Manufacturer: BRISTOL (-)
Unknown
1st and current body
Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
Type: Drophead coupe-Convertible
Colour: Light Blue