Bristol 407 Tyres
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Bristol 407 1961–1963
- In the early 1960s it was not unusual to fit crossply tyres as did the 407 in the size 6.00 - 16.
- The 6.00-16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA is the highest specification tyre in the size.
- An ideal radial alternative would be 185 VR 16 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
- The Michelin 16F is the ideal innertube for a Bristol 407.
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History of the Bristol 407
The first Bristol car to be built under the new administration after Bristol Cars' separation from Bristol Aeroplane Company, the Bristol 407 was built 1961-1963. Outwardly similar in appearance to the Bristol 406, it differed in the key area of not using the old BMW straight six engine that previous Bristols had used and instead fitted a Chrysler V8.
In 1961, a driving publication tested a Bristol 407 and found it to have a top speed of 125 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 9.2 seconds. The "touring" fuel usage was 17.5 miles per imperial gallon. The 407 cost £5141 including taxes in the United Kingdom, which equates to £98,186 today (November 2021).