Car maker Bristol thrown a lifeline
Luxury car maker Bristol Cars looks to have been saved from disappearing from the market.
Kamkorp Autokraft, part of the Frazer-Nash group, has announced that it has acquired the assets and goodwill of Bristol Cars, which went into administration a few weeks ago.
According to Kamkorp the acquisition will re-establish a connection between Bristol Cars and Frazer-Nash which dates back to Frazer-Nash’s close involvement in the foundation of Bristol Cars 65 years ago.
William Chia, the group’s Director of Operations, describes Bristol Cars as a British institution and an important part of the UK’s national motoring heritage.
“Over the next few months we will start to reveal the details of our plans to combine Bristol Cars’ tradition and iconic marque with Frazer-Nash’s pioneering technology to showcase our cutting-edge electric and range-extended powertrains,” Chia adds.
Chia is keen to reassure Bristol owners that the brand’s identity will not be lost; “Mindful of Bristol Cars’ rich heritage and our responsibility as custodians of the brand, we are certain that our technology will blend seamlessly and successfully with the Bristol Cars tradition of engineering integrity.
“Owners and enthusiasts of the cars should be assured that, even though these are early days in our tenure of the brand, we are committed to providing them and their cars with the highest levels of quality, technology and service”.
Words by: Andrew Charman