1949 Bristol 402

I see lots of future cars deriving their design ethos from the design cures and lines of the Bristol: Note the BMW like kidney grill, Bentley like headlight configuration, Porsche Speedster rear:

 

From Classic Driver:

In 1949 Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger were two of the worlds biggest film stars. So close were the British couple (who married a year later in America in a ceremony organised by Howard Hughes) that they happily decided to buy identical cars. They chose a pair of Bristol 402 Convertibles, bought from surrey car dealer (and later owner of Bristol) Tony Crook, with Number plates NPF1 and NPF2. Only 24 convertible 402’s were built, and fewer than half remain today. The splendid example we have for sale is Jean Simmons personal car which she drove in England until she left for an even more high-profile in Hollywood.

 

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Source:Classic Driver

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