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    Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    Now, this is something I wouldn't mind finding under the Christmas tree:



    https://www.bristolcars.co.uk/BlenheimSpeedster.htm

    "With the arrival of the Queen's Jubilee year and a general nostalgia for the 1950's, the factory decided to create an updated interpretation using modern Blenheim components just for the fun of it. The resulting vehicle surpassed all our expectations. We have therefore agreed to build a short run of 12-15 cars to be known as the Blenheim Speedster using the modern Blenheim chassis and drivetrain. Styling is a subtly enhanced version of the original while the interior is all new and conforms to usual sumptuous Bristol standards."

    And I'd certainly find someplace more interesting and exciting than London's streets to go cruising....


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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    I've been dreaming of owning a Bristol.
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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    Good lord that's expensive! Pity, I love the styling!

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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    It looks very like a Bristol 404 FHC I remember from 25+ years ago.... That one was owned by some people where I worked and sat derelict for at least two years. I only hope they brought it back to life. I'd have made them an offer for it if I'd had any spare change... and I kind of regreted it ever since....


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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    That car is SWEEEET! I love the cut down windscreen.

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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    A chauffeur in a 2-seater?
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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

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    A chauffeur in a 2-seater?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    No gentleman's gentleman required.

    One drives oneself... how else to ferry the debutants to the polo matches?

    as they say of the coupé:

    "A car sized to make the best use of today's roads yet with the full accommodation of a formal saloon and the presence of a true gentleman's Grand Touring coupé"

    Gee... can I be a true gentleman too, a rakish one in my speedster....


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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    Ahhhhh, and then there's the Fighter!!!!!May be a little pricey, but as they say, you can go faster than some small airplanes.
    WOO WOO [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/driving.gif[/img]
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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    That is an excellent car! I've always liked Bristols, but I do tend to go my own way with these things.

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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    I didn’t see an option for a manual transmission.

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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    Greg- bet for the right price the 6-speed from the Fighter could be "optioned".
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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    Well, in the photo, he's wearing a chauffer's hat...probably delivering it to his master.
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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    No Manuel Transmission??--Its so bloody fast you wouldn't have time to use it.

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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    Hey Keoke,
    Here’s a video of a hill climb. This guy shifts REALLY fast. click me Don't forget to turn the volume up for the full effect. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/driving.gif[/img]

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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    He needed to do sumpin quick it took him 4 minuts to just to get up on my screen. I dont know why he was doin all that shifting it looked like he was going downhill all the time.-- [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]--Thanks that was [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]---Keoke
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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    Looks like a prototype class of car. Probably has a pneumatic or electronic shifter/transmission.

    Pretty cool though.

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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    Nice.
    And I'm glad to see that Bristol is still out there (even if they aren't building their own powertrains).
    I actually took notice of this car a while ago for a wierd reason....I was born in Blenheim (an area of Leeds, in the UK)

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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    Nial-how did it go at summit point??
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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    [ QUOTE ]
    ...I was born in Blenheim ....

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    I'm impressed... Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim too... any relation? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif[/img]


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    Re: Bristol Blenheim Speedster

    I'm impressed... Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim too... any relation?

    No...but I did own a TR-3 once. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif[/img]

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