World’s Only Manufacturer of Hand-Built Cars: Bristol Cars

by Matt Forcey

Bristol Cars is a manufacturer of hand-built luxury cars, based at Filton, near Bristol, England. Bristol Cars has no distributors or dealers and deals directly with customers; they have a showroom in Kensington in London. They claim to be the last wholly British-owned luxury car builder. The cars have never been made in large quantities. The most recent published official production figures were for 1982 and stated 104 cars were produced that year.

Unlike most specialty automakers, Bristol does not court publicity, and has only one showroom.

In this video we travel to Kensington, London to check out the sole dealership of Bristol, we meet with chairman and owner Toby Silverton, as well as spokesperson Ben Samuelson, who took us on a drive to learn about how they keep their classic aesthetic modern.

The history of Bristol Automobiles

Via Cool Hunting

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