The Bristol 401 was a luxury British sports car. It was manufactured from 1948 to 1953 and came after the success of the Bristol 400. This car made use of a BMW M328 engine and had a major style upgrade. It was inspired by a designer in Milan and was popular as there were no door handles to open the door.
This two door car had an independent front suspension. Production on this car was the largest of any Bristol model thus far. The model after that, the 402, is a very rare classic. Its top speed from 0-60 mph was 15.1 seconds and it had a fuel consumption of 20 mpg.