were a sort of hodgepodge of copied BMW components. The first car, the 400,
used a 326 chassis, a 327 body and a 328 engine. Nobody got all that upset
about anything having been taken from Nazi Germany, and with Bristol trying to
sell prewar designs in a postwar world, it had really put itself at more
of a disadvantage than anything else. But this didn’t last forever, and Bristol
was soon using its own designs and from 1961 until the present day, its engines have been supplied by Chrysler
. Its cars are hand-built, but Bristol is incredibly secretive about things like horsepower figures and even prices on some of its models.