IN DEFENCE OF TirE musTor,
I must confess that I was rather shocked at. R. R. C. Walker’s remarks in the November issue Of Mo-roa Srowr on the Bristol 400. I have been driving Bristols since 1947 and have the greatest. respect for this car, which I consider one of the finest in the world.
Wsdker complains about the lack of speed of the 400 ” and says that the gears are all wrong. I must say that I always found the gears quite satisfactory. As far as the speed is concerned. I must. admit that the ” 400 ” is not so fast as the ” 401,” but the [fifferenee is not so great. And no one ears complain about Anthony Crook’s 105 m.p.h. for a full hour at Montlhery, not even those who are used to very fast cars.
In any ease, it must be renwmbered that the Bristol has a 2-litre engine and that, when they designed the car, the Bristol Aeroplane Company had no intention of producing a racing car, or even a supersports model, but a roomy, comfortable, economical and luxurious touring car. In my opinion they succeeded remarkably well. I am, Yours, etc.,
It IS c’EuT WHITE. London, W.8. * *
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