Incredibly Rare Bristol Fighter With Dodge V10 Shows Up For Sale

If you’re familiar with your British car makers, then you’ll know that coming across a Bristol Fighter on the used market is a big, if not huge, deal.

Thanks to Bristol’s infamous secrecy, no one really knows how many Fighters were even built, by hand of course. Some say that Bristol made as many as 14, others talk about 9, with specialists believing the exact number to be 11 cars. No matter what, the Bristol Fighter is a rare object.

This gull-winged GT is powered by the Dodge Viper’s 8.0-liter V10 engine, which Bristol has modified to produce around 525hp, allowing the Fighter to travel up to speeds of 210mph and reaching 60mph from a stop in 4 seconds flat.

This 2004 example is believed to be the first customer car Bristol made, which has been used for testing and promotional activities as well. It has covered 17,000 miles since new and has spent most of its lifetime in Netherlands.

This Bristol Fighter is offered by Derek C Mowat in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the price set at £199,950 (around $268k in current exchange rates). If you want one of the most exclusive hand-built British supercars ever made, you can’t go wrong with a Bristol Fighter.

H/T To BaT!


  • Chad Hammonds

    Why put “Bristol” on the valve covers?

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Many small manufacturers do the same thing with other’s crate engines.

    • Matt

      Because it’s a Bristol? Do you think Mercedes leaves the Renault badge on the 1.5 diesel they put in the A-Class?

    • smartacus

      Same reason Lambo puts “Lamborghini” on their AUDI V10

      • Chad Hammonds

        I understand removing “Dodge” or “Viper” from view, but adding “Bristol” seems disingenuous.

  • Bo Hanan

    Nice car. Simple, lite, powerful, uncomplicated- Perfect for me! Good color combination too. Just needs racing seats.

    • Lol, why racing seats I wonder?

      • Bo Hanan

        The seats currently in the car look like their from that error, if not a 1980 Cadillac Deville. 525HP and 210MPH and those seats are not going to hold you in place.

        • I think they nicked it from Bristol Blenheim (a 1980s luxury coupe still being build throughout 2000s with ancient Chrysler V8). That said sports racing will sort of ruin the vibe, Bristol is not about sports car but more like elegant British tourer.

          Those racing seats will fitted in canceled Bristol GT2 Race car, I remember few years ago someone sold the prototype with spare shells and the whole documentation and parts for it. Not sure what happened to it now but would be cool if someone decide to finish their job.

  • Proper last of the GT from Bristol, and behind those fenders are spare wheel, on both side. In case people don’t know about it.


    a very expensive kit car

    • Kit car? A Bristol is a kit car? Bristol is as kit car as making Buckingham Palace in your back yard.

  • Plutonium

    Raw luxury. Beautiful. These cars always reminds me of WW2 mean looking Bristol Beaufighter two engine fighter torpedo-bomber. This company used to make.

  • smartacus

    Oh i’d take one.
    i like the look of that leather.
    And i like the overhead console.
    i dig the hazard light switch location.

  • Vanishing Boy

    I’d rather have this than the manual transmission-less Vanquish (although I like the 1st vanquish from 007).

  • Six Thousand Times


  • dean

    always a good sign when a fire extinguisher is standard equipment

    • exeptor

      All car is composite materials so we better have fire extinguisher, don’t you think?

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