Bristol Cars goes into administration

Bristol Cars goes into administration

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Parabola

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1,788 posts

156 months

davepoth

29,395 posts

158 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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Parabola said:
Soon to be bought by SSangyong no doubt. Although to be honest Bristol would be a very good brand to export to China. Massive, slightly awkwardly styled GTs designed to cruise in comfort rather than set times at the Ring.

jamesson

2,492 posts

180 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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That is sad. I hope the company survives it.

Davel

8,854 posts

217 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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Awful news!

ZOLLAR

19,900 posts

132 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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That is sad frown, hopefully they'll survive.

johnxjsc1985

15,948 posts

123 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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Why dont we give some more foreign aid out so they can afford to buy our long established historic companies.

soad

30,696 posts

135 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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Was this sudden?

Sad to hear though

Jw Vw

4,639 posts

122 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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Sad sad news, no doubt another one of our most prestigous brands which will end up being bought by an overseas company!

BlueMR2

8,237 posts

161 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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Nnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

I haven't won the lottery yet to get a Fighter frown.

RosscoPCole

2,711 posts

133 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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Very sad. I hope it stays in British hands.
cry

LukeBird

17,166 posts

168 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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Sad. frown
Here's hoping they don't die.

jayfish

6,384 posts

162 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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BlueMR2 said:
Nnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

I haven't won the lottery yet to get a Fighter frown.
Hurry up and win and buy the company instead!

W00DY

12,698 posts

185 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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Oh dear god.

Please stay British. Please.


Anyone want in? Let's buy it for a quid and turn it into a profitable company.

JonRB

64,557 posts

231 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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Oh no. That's dreadful news. Bristol and Morgan are the last bastions of the tradition of hand-built British car industry.


Jw Vw

4,639 posts

122 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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W00DY said:
Oh dear god.

Please stay British. Please.


Anyone want in? Let's buy it for a quid and turn it into a profitable company.
I'm in! Spread the word W00DY!

Gingerbread Man

8,984 posts

172 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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How many cars did they make and sell each year?
Not a common car to ever see.

BlueMR2

8,237 posts

161 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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jayfish said:
BlueMR2 said:
Nnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

I haven't won the lottery yet to get a Fighter frown.
Hurry up and win and buy the company instead!
Hmmmmmmmmmm, good idea idea.

Do you know the winning numbers for this saturday?

Then i could get a nice pair of bristols.

biggrin.

BlueMR2

8,237 posts

161 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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Gingerbread Man said:
How many cars did they make and sell each year?
Not a common car to ever see.
I don't believe they have ever given out numbers, preferring to keep it undercover.

Gingerbread Man

8,984 posts

172 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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BlueMR2 said:
Gingerbread Man said:
How many cars did they make and sell each year?
Not a common car to ever see.
I don't believe they have ever given out numbers, preferring to keep it undercover.
So does that mean not many then!? Shame to see a UK car manufacture go under, but if you don't sell many cars, you don't make much money and then the inevitable happens.

The ones for sale in the PH classifieds are 1977, 1954, 1975. All locked away in private collections since then, or is PH not the place to sell them?

JonRB

64,557 posts

231 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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I must confess, I've only ever seen one Bristol on the road. I was on the M3 and saw this awful car and thought "dear god, what *is* that abomination?". Then as I got closer, I thought "oh no, I think it's a Bristol. Please tell me it isn't". And as I passed it I knew it was. I feel terrible for admitting this as I really, really like Bristols. A Fighter T is on my profile as a Fantasy Car.