, 2022-12-19 08:00:00,
Great Britain was once a wash with many great upmarket brands that used to handcraft truly beautiful cars including Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Alvis, Jensen, Armstrong Siddeley, and Bristol Cars.
Bristol Cars was a division of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, which went from manufacturing trams to aircraft and eventually cars. From 1945, they manufactured cars using their aeronautical expertise and ended up crafting some exquisite machines over the years.
In 2004, the niche firm came up with a Bristol car for the 21st century to compete with the greats. It got the name Fighter, after their famous WW1 airplane. Here’s all you need to know about what makes the Bristol Fighter a very special motorcar.
The Bristol Fighter Represented A 21st Century Shift For A Brand Stuck In The Past
For a while throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Bristol’s line-up of cars can be fairly described as outdated and without the charm of earlier models. The 603, Beaufighter and Blenheim consistently used parts from other cars, but not necessarily in the most suitable way. Some looked tacky and lacked prestige compared to rivals, and it was hurting the Bristol image.
The Fighter therefore was an enormous step forward for Bristol. Inspired by the Le Mans 450 racer, it had a sleek shape and even had gullwing doors, a feature made famous by the iconic Mercedes 300SL Gullwing. There was no…
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