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    Bristol 404

    Bristol 404

    In 1953 Bristol presented the successor to the 401, which still showed its lineage form the pre-war BMWs that also provided the engine for the first Bristols.

    And although the body shape clearly changed, the venerable 1971 cc BMW engine was still under the bonnet, now delivering 107 BHP. The 404 was the two door coupe, the 405 was a four door sedan, using a slightly longer wheelbase. The 405 was also available as a 2-door cabriolet, produced by Abbott.

    In total 52 404s were produced, while no less than 265 405s came out of the factory. Abbott cabriolets accounted for 43 cars.

    The 404 would be last version that used the BMW engine in its original dimensions. The 406 engine saw its capacity increased to over 2.2 litres.

    Shown here is a 404 Coupe at the Technoclassica in Essen in 2004
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    one more, this time taken at the Concours d'Elegance Het Loo in 2004
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    Here is the rarest of the 405 series, the two door Abbott Drophead of which on ly 43 were produced.
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    hah you can see the influence of the airplanes made by them

    as for me it resembles the most recent model - fighter
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    Which was the Zagato bodied Birstol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    Which was the Zagato bodied Birstol?
    the 406

    http://www.philseed.com/bristolzagato.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    Thank you. The front looks supicioulsy similar to the Lancia Flaminia Sport/Supersport. Even the badge seems to be traingular...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    Thank you. The front looks supicioulsy similar to the Lancia Flaminia Sport/Supersport. Even the badge seems to be traingular...
    the badge is suspicious, but the front of this one looks different...
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    here is another link, in German, but it shows the 4 of the 7 406 Zagatos ever built plus a picture of the unique 407 Zagato.

    http://www.prova.de/archiv/2006/00-a...6z/index.shtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    the badge is suspicious, but the front of this one looks different...
    Yes, but you've choosed, out of the three versions of the Flaminia Sport/Supersport, the one that's the most different form the Bristol. Look at this one, it's much more similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    Yes, but you've choosed, out of the three versions of the Flaminia Sport/Supersport, the one that's the most different form the Bristol. Look at this one, it's much more similar.
    Well it was not uncommon that designs resembled each other slightly. Think of the Pininfarina Ferrari 250GTE, the Fiat1500 Coupe, the Peugeot 404 Coupe...

    but what are you after?
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    just to drop my 3 cents, all the zagato projects of that time look really similar... take a look on ferrari 250 GTZ-P (1367GT) or lamborghini 3500 GTZ
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    but what are you after?
    Nothing it just surprised me that they were so similar, even down to the triangular badge.
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