Stefano Pasini


403-1404 for sale

Bristol 403 (1953) January 2018


I bought my Bristol 403 (chassis nr 1404, 100A engine n.3185) from a respected and very helpful Club member in 2013 and I had her fully restored. The full history, with pictures of everything that has been made on the car can be found at:

http://www.stefanopasini.it/Cars-Index_Bristol_403.htm

The body has been stripped and restored with new aluminium welded where necessary, the interior has been fully trimmed in Lords Red leather, the dashboard renewed and all the instruments overhauled/ restored so now they all work perfectly. Inside the front rolling sun blinds and rear blind have been renewed and they work as they have to.
The engine has been left alone as it compression is OK but the 403 has been given a new clutch, shocks, brakes, steering joint, cooling system hoses, electronic ignition, alternator (disguised as a Lucas dynamo), starter motor, overdrive (very, very necessary on these cars to allow them to cruise effortlessly at 80 mph), new front leather spring gaiters. The fuel tank, AC pump and 3 Solex carburetors have all been overhauled and the 3 radiators have been rebuilt to ensure both a perfect cooling and excellent heating when necessary. The gearbox was overhauled and it was fitted with a short-lever conversion. A new exhaust system has been made on the pattern of the old rusty Burgess system, also the foot-operated ENOTS system has been rebuilt and it lubricates the front axle as intended. The tires are new Michelin X radials and the spare is a new Michelin X as well.
Needless to say, every chromed part has been rechromed, the new front and rear speakers work and are connected to a Radiomobile vintage wireless (converted to FM), the 100-Amp battery has been custom-made to look as a vintage item by Nettuno in Bologna and the engine bay hosts the original jack and starting handle.
403-1404 drives very well, one of the last journey was to St Moritz for the Bernina Gran Turismo event in September, after several trips to Villa d'Este for the Concorso and other events (please see my blogs).
The car is in Italy and carries an Italian registration number with a current 2-years Italian MoT. It can easily be re-registered in UK, as she was registered there when I bough her


The 403 will be offered for sale at the 15 October auction by the renowned House Pandolfini in Firenze, whose responsible for the Classic Cars Dept is renowned connoisseur Dr Marco Makaus:




For any information, you can contact me about this 403 at stefano@stefanopasini.it
Thank you very much for your attention
  


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