Bristol - Bristol 406

The Bristol 406 started to be delivered to customers in 1958, and although still a 4 seater Bristol went back to using 2 doors. The 406 was intended to be the recipient of Bristols new 6 cylinder 3.6 engine that had been under development but for various reasons this was not done. But the 2 litre engine was now feeling the pressure competing in a market where most cars in the same bracket had engine of around double the capacity. So for the 406 model the Bristol type 110 engine was developed by boring and stroking the engine to 2216cc to try and eek out some more torque. The chassis stayed much the same with the addition of servo to all 4 brakes and a different method of locating the rear axle.

Original tyre fitment for the Bristol 406 was 600x16. We would recommend the radial alternative of 185R16. Blockley produces a high speed rated, steel belt 185VR16 in a correct period looking tyre, which will transform the handling of your car - guaranteed. See full details of this 185VR16 tyre below:

Blockley Products for Bristol Bristol 406


Blockley Radial

£196.00 (£235.20 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)