Bristol - Bristol 408

The Bristol 408 was introduced in 1963. From this period on it was a case of development based on the previous 407 model by a privately owned company. The Bristol 408 kept the same capacity Chrysler engine and the chassis remained the same 9ft 6 inches of most Bristols, but the bodywork was changed. The roof line was now lower and the body shorter, and the front of the car changed considerably with a much wider grille opening. Shortly after in 1964 there was a Bristol 408 Mk2 option as well, with the lmarginally larger Chrysler 5211cc "318" engine.

Bristol 408 tyre size was 600x16 originally. We would recommend the radial option 185R16. Blockley produces a high speed rated, steel belt 185VR16 with period correct tread pattern etc, which will transform the handling of any Bristol 408 - guaranteed. See full details of this 185VR16 tyre below:

Blockley Products for Bristol Bristol 408


Blockley Radial

£196.00 (£235.20 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)