From 1968 to 1969
|Production||1968–1969 79 produced|
The Bristol 410 was the fourth series of Chrysler V8-engined models from British manufacturer Bristol Cars. It was the last Bristol to use the 5.2 litre (318 cubic-inch) engine originally found in the Bristol 407.
With the 410, Bristol aimed for a more aerodynamic approach than that found on their previous five series dating back to the 405. The styling improvements were relatively minor but every one of them was aimed to make for a more curved appearance. The most noteworthy change was that the front headlamps were fully faired into the wings of the car rather than protruding outwards as on previous models.
As in every Bristol saloon since the 404, a compartment accessed via a hinged panel between the front of the driver's door and the rear of the front wheel arch housed the battery, fuse panel, windscreen wiper motor and brake servos. A similar panel on the other side of the car housed the spare wheel and jack.Optional enlarged sump, lubricating system capacity 10.50 imp pt, 12.68 US pt, 6 1 and electrically controlled windows
There were also 15 inch wheels as against the 16 inch size found on previous Bristols, and the disc braking system dating back to the 406 was revised for the first time since then, with a greatly updated system of braking circuits being introduced.
Internally, Bristol, like Chrysler before them, by then had felt that the safety problems of push-button automatic transmission were too difficult to counter and thus they shifted to a more conventional lever mounted between the two front seats.
ENGINE CAPACITY 317.97 cu in, 5,211 cu cm
FUEL CONSUMPTION 18 m/imp gal, 15 m/US gal, 15.7 1 x 100 km
MAX SPEED 130 mph, 209.3 km/h
max power (SAE): 250 hp at 4,400 rpm
max torque (SAE): 340 1b ft, 46.9 kg m at 2,800 rpm
max engine rpm: 5,100
specific power: 48 hp/l
acceleration: standing 1/4 mile 16.2 sec, 0—50 mph (0—80 km/h) 6.6 sec
speed in direct drive at 1,000 rpm: 25.5 mph, 41 km/h.
max speeds: 53 mph, 85.3 km/h in 1st gear; 90 mph, 144.9 km/h in 2nd gear; 130 mph, 209.3 km/h in 3rd gear; power-weight ratio: 14.1 lb/hp, 6.4 kg/hp
The 410 was the Bristol model featured in the Inspector Lynley television series.
In Film and Television
Bristol 410 in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries TV program