Distinctive. That's probably the best word to describe the Bristol Type 450, a shape that had been lost to motorsport but has now been 'rediscovered'.
The series of Bristol endurance racers scored successes in the mid-1950s, but arguably the most famous of the line could only be seen in photographs until French Bristol Owners' Club member Olivier Bore commissioned Mitchell Motors to build a remarkable recreation in 2017.
The project was completed this year, and the coupe design hit the race track in the Fifties Sports Car Racing Club encounter at Silverstone in August. Given that the originals never competed outside of France, it was the design's first race on home soil.