Bristol - Bristol Brigand

The Briston Brigand is the name given to one of the 2 models of the Series 2 Bristol 603. The name comes from one of Bristol Aviations aircraft, but in this case the Bristol Brigand was the turbocharged version of the 5.9 litre Chrysler "360", with an uprated torque convertr to cope with the extra torque and power. This was a 4 seater capable of a genuine 150 mph. Distiguishing features between this Brigand and its counterpart Britannia, was the bulge in the bonnet to clear the turbocharger, and the alloy wheels.

The factory tyre fitment for the Bristol Brigand was 215/70VR15 . We would recommend the same correct size and speed rated  Blockley 215/70VR15 built specifically for these period cars . The Classic tyre wholesalers seem to encourage the sale of bigger, fatter and more expensive sizes which are unnecessary. The Bristol Brigand is best on the 215/70VR15 size as it left the factory which were described as "delightfully precise". Do not be tempted to fit a different size. When 215/70VR15 became available, that is what Bristol fitted to their cars. You will find some wholesalers suggesting a larger 225/70R15 size, but the correct tyre size for a Bristol Brigand is 215/70R15. See full details of this tyre below:

Blockley Products for Bristol Bristol Brigand

650/700Lx15 Race Valved Tube

Blockley Race Valved Inner Tube

£39.00 (£46.80 inc. VAT)


Radial Tyre

£198.00 (£237.60 inc. VAT)