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DimPrawn
7th March 2011, 20:38
Bristol Cars goes into administration - the end of British vehicle production? - Business News - Manufacturing Digital (http://www.manufacturingdigital.com/tags/manufacturing/bristol-cars-goes-administration-end-british-vehicle-production)

The last wholly-owned British car manufacturer Bristol, who specialised in hand-built luxury vehicles, has entered administration.


That's all folks!

Thank god we now have the bankers to save us!

AtW
7th March 2011, 20:39
With cars looking like this -

http://www.manufacturingdigital.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Slideshow_656x400/lrg-series6-01.jpg

...no wonder they gone bust.

DimPrawn
7th March 2011, 20:48
What about this beauty?

http://designapplause.com/wp-content/xG58hlz9/2010/06/bristol1.png

Should have gone to :nerdsavers

AtW
7th March 2011, 21:15
Looks like Volga with 2 doors.

HTH

stek
8th March 2011, 01:38
Looks like Volga with 2 doors.

HTH

Volga's are shit - cart sprung at the back.

amcdonald
8th March 2011, 07:04
What about this beauty?

http://designapplause.com/wp-content/xG58hlz9/2010/06/bristol1.png

Should have gone to :nerdsavers

It's like someone had wanted to cross a Cortina with a BMW

Churchill
8th March 2011, 07:14
What about this beauty?

http://designapplause.com/wp-content/xG58hlz9/2010/06/bristol1.png

Should have gone to :nerdsavers

We saw one of those at the weekend, in a rather fetching green colour.

Bristol didn't help themselves by being over selective on who they would sell their cars to.

Personally I'd like one of these please...

http://www.bristolcars.co.uk/fighter.html

Still it's rather telling that some of you don't recognise quality when you see it.

PRC1964
8th March 2011, 09:11
Still it's rather telling that some of you don't recognise quality when you see it.

Quite, and they do hold their value pretty well Bristol Cars Ltd - Used Cars (http://www.bristolcars.co.uk/preowned.html)

You can pick up an 8/9 year old second hand fighter for a mere £128,000.

DimPrawn
8th March 2011, 09:32
Quite, and they do hold their value pretty well Bristol Cars Ltd - Used Cars (http://www.bristolcars.co.uk/preowned.html)

You can pick up an 8/9 year old second hand fighter for a mere £128,000.

I reckon the values might be on the slide now.

:laugh

AtW
8th March 2011, 09:48
Bristol didn't help themselves by being over selective on who they would sell their cars to.

:rollin:

Who did they sell 'em to, people with bad taste? :laugh

Frankly I'd be more concerned about viable British cars such as Land Rover, Jaguar, Aston Martin not owned by locals.

Churchill
8th March 2011, 10:06
:rollin:

Who did they sell 'em to, people with bad taste? :laugh

Frankly I'd be more concerned about viable British cars such as Land Rover, Jaguar, Aston Martin not owned by locals.

***** off back to Russia. Seriously.

SimonMac
8th March 2011, 10:26
Was anyone else really disappointed that is was about cars and not cockney rhyming slang :(

(puts kleenex away)

DimPrawn
8th March 2011, 10:27
They were a typical British company, unable and/or unwilling to move with the times.

Here's a car they designed in 1976:

Bristol Type 603 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_603)

And not really developed or updated and still being "sold" today (if anyone wants a very expensive 1976 car).

Here's a Kia from a few years ago, it looks and is shit

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/2749551019_9158fd4943_z.jpg

And here's some new Kia cars:

http://www.hotcarviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/2011-kia-sorento-1.jpg

http://www.carsuk.net/wp-content/gallery/kia-magentis-2011/kia-optima-2011-1.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__yhAZzLxl5U/TGTTnXlcM5I/AAAAAAAAAsM/xyU2rGrsVi8/s1600/2011-Kia-Sportage_2.jpg

And here's a Kia design for tomorrow:

http://www.finecars.co.uk/images/kia-concept.jpg

and another

http://newcarupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/2011-kia-kv7-concept-photo1.jpg


So, Bristol, expensive, ugly cars from the 1970's being sold selectively to very rich, blind/stupid people.

Other car manufacturers (like Kia) are booming, improving designs, quality, technology and manufacturing techniques.

I'd rather have a Kia.

Churchill
8th March 2011, 10:30
The biggest loss in all this will be the skills that the people at Bristol Cars Ltd currently have.

Oh well.

Last one out switch the light off.

DimPrawn
8th March 2011, 10:33
The biggest loss in all this will be the skills that the people at Bristol Cars Ltd currently have.

Oh well.

Last one out switch the light off.

We don't need skills. Skills is old economy.

We need more bankers, more printed money, more lending, more debt, buy a house, sell it a 2x price a year later.

That's the future. We should scrap maths, science at school and teach children how to buy and sell houses and how to short a stock via a CFD.

suityou01
8th March 2011, 10:35
We don't need skills. Skills is old economy.

We need more bankers, more printed money, more lending, more debt, buy a house, sell it a 2x price a year later.

That's the future. We should scrap maths, science at school and teach children how to buy and sell houses and how to short a stock via a CFD.

Or short an index :tongue

DimPrawn
8th March 2011, 10:36
Or short an index :tongue

Exactly. Imagine a million youngsters all shorting via a 2x inverse leveraged ETF the British economy with all their pocket money. We'd be laughing and they'd have pension fund by the time they were 14.

:laugh

Pondlife
8th March 2011, 10:38
The biggest loss in all this will be the skills that the people at Bristol Cars Ltd currently have.

Oh well.

Last one out switch the light off.

Shame to see this happen. I used to enjoy my time when at the "posh car place" and many of the skills these people had particularly in the coach building section will disappear.

As for switching off the light... everyone's gone already and the light is on a timer to give the impression that someone's still here.

AtW
8th March 2011, 10:39
The biggest loss in all this will be the skills that the people at Bristol Cars Ltd currently have.

Their cars look complete and utter tulip and I am pretty sure inside they are also 70s technology - it might soon be probably impossible to certify one of those due to too high emissions.

suityou01
8th March 2011, 10:50
Exactly. Imagine a million youngsters all shorting via a 2x inverse leveraged ETF the British economy with all their pocket money. We'd be laughing and they'd have pension fund by the time they were 14.

:laugh

:spel Western

Churchill
8th March 2011, 10:50
Their cars look complete and utter tulip and I am pretty sure inside they are also 70s technology - it might soon be probably impossible to certify one of those due to too high emissions.

I refer you to my previous suggestion. If this country is such a sh!thole then ***** off back to the stinking, corrupt place of your birth.

AtW
8th March 2011, 10:56
I refer you to my previous suggestion. If this country is such a sh!thole then ***** off back to the stinking, corrupt place of your birth.

:rollin:

No, that car's design is sh*t. Range Rovers are good, just shame they are now owned by foreign country.

I quiet like it in this country because I don't have to pay attention to knuts who tell me to go somewhere else.

Churchill
8th March 2011, 11:00
:rollin:

No, that car's design is sh*t. Range Rovers are good, just shame they are now owned by foreign country.

I quiet like it in this country because I don't have to pay attention to knuts who tell me to go somewhere else.

Oh the ironing!

Incognito
8th March 2011, 11:10
Still it's rather telling that some of you don't recognise quality when you see it.

Seriously? I've got a headache after looking at the Bristol site. Those angles are not right. My eyes, my poor eyes.

Churchill
8th March 2011, 11:15
Seriously? I've got a headache after looking at the Bristol site. Those angles are not right. My eyes, my poor eyes.

That's probably because you're used to looking at vehicles that are mass produced. I was talking about the quality of the goods.

They are probably an aquired taste though.

AtW
8th March 2011, 11:19
They are probably an aquired taste though.

:rollin:

This comes from a guy who put voluntarily into his profile that he is on a rug licking his balls...

With this sort of taste it is no wonder you like Bristols :laugh

Incognito
8th March 2011, 11:25
That's probably because you're used to looking at vehicles that are mass produced. I was talking about the quality of the goods.

They are probably an aquired taste though.

Seriously, it's like something from the 70's.

http://www.bristolcars.co.uk/newmodels/fighter-aero.jpg

stek
8th March 2011, 11:27
Here's the 412, looks like a Triumph Stag gone wrong...

http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Bristol/bristol_412_04.jpg

Cliphead
8th March 2011, 11:32
If old tech then bring back this;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bristol/content/images/2007/11/06/d01_470x350.jpg

SueEllen
8th March 2011, 11:35
Here's the 412, looks like a Triumph Stag gone wrong...

Wouldn't want to be run over by that.... all those angles.

Cars are curvy now for quite a few reasons.

stek
8th March 2011, 12:40
Wouldn't want to be run over by that.... all those angles.

Cars are curvy now for quite a few reasons.


My mate, who is a Doctor of Physics, reckons if they made a car with dimples all over the body like a golf ball the fuel consumption would improve enormously. but no-one would buy a car like that...

Mind you, this is the same man who scoured the plans for the USS enterprise (Star Trek one) and concluded there is only one toilet on it, and they must have some other way of evacuating their bowels etc and the real bog is for emergencies...