Motoring journalist James Nicholls is well recognized as a contributor to the Spectator, Octane, Magneto and Motor Sport magazines, among others. He has also contributed to books and is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers. On 15 June 2023, James will be releasing a book in line with his particular interest and expertise in Bristol cars through Amberley Publishing.

The Bristol 408, along with its predecessor the 407, was the first of the eight-cylinder cars produced by the exclusive Bristol Car Company. With its origins in the Bristol Aircraft Company based in Filton in the west of England, Bristol Cars had a reputation for building cars to aircraft standards with exceptional reliability, performance, and also bespoke luxury. The Bristol 408 was no exception and also featured a large V8 engine linked to automatic transmission which provided the performance that enabled it to compete against other luxury performance cars from Jensen, Jaguar and Aston Martin.

Lavishly illustrated throughout, this book tells the full story of this exceptional automobile.

96 pages, 100 illustrations
Paperback (234 x 165mm) or eBook
ISBN 9781398116184