Bristol - Bristol 411

The Bristol 411 was introduced in 1969. Chrysler had made a larger 6277cc "383" engine which was built in the Canadian Windsor plant. Predominantly because of new US emissions testing rules, for Chrysler to be able to get similar power under these conditions the engines had to be enlarged in capacity. Outside the USA these restrictions did not exist so the new Chrsyler was quoted at 335hp, a healthy improvement on the previous engines 250hp. The body shape on the 411 was refined further, in conjunction with wind tunnel testing. Theere was now particular attention being paid to the suspension of the 411 with the use of radial ply tyres, which concluded that for 1969 the set up on the 411 recommended the use of the185R15 size tyre. There were a number of Series of the Bristol 411, with the Series 3 having a restyling at the front that gave it a really smart look. The Bristol 411 was produced up until 1976. In 1976 Bristol cars offered to rebuild a Bristol 411 into a new car 411 Series 6 with replacement different engines and gearboxes with all "mod cons" to the customers requirements.

Bristol 411 Series 1 cars were fitted with 185R15 radial tyres from the factory. One could today also consider fitting the same diameter but wider 205/70WR15 size.

Bristol 411 Series 2 and 3 cars had listed the 205R15 size. We would recommend today the fitting of 215/70VR15 , not because they cost so much less from Blockley, but the Blockley 215/70VR15 tyres built specifically for these period cars will handle better. We would recommend the Blockley radial alternative 215/70VR15 for the Series 4 and Series 5 cars also .

See full details of these 3 tyre sizes below:

Blockley Products for Bristol Bristol 411


Blockley Radial

£155.00 (£186.00 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£174.00 (£208.80 inc. VAT)

650/700Lx15 Race Valved Tube

Blockley Race Valved Inner Tube

£39.00 (£46.80 inc. VAT)


Radial Tyre

£198.00 (£237.60 inc. VAT)