Car of the Day #21

1949 Bristol 402 Drophead Coupe

This rare Bristol 402, one of just 24 Drophead Coupes built, is one of a matching pair once owned by the famous film star couple; Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger.

These British Hollywood A-listers purchased a pair of identical 402s from Anthony Crook Motors Ltd in Caterham in 1949, with ex-racing driver and Battle of Britain pilot Crook ultimately going on to buy and run Bristol Cars for many years some time later.

Anthony Crook passed away in his 90s earlier this year, but Bristol Cars is still very much alive and in rude health, in new ownership.  The Company will be displaying, and announcing some exciting developments at the 2014 Concours of Elegance, being held at Hampton Court Palace from 5-7 September.

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