The company was founded by Sir George White. Since 1910, it engaged in the production of aircraft.
After WWII «Bristol Aeroplane Co» received from Germany as reparations, extensive technical documentation of BMW company in Munich on serial and future cars, including sports BMW 327 and BMW 328. It was decided to reequip several work-shops to manufacture passenger cars.
Today, the company focuses on wealthy buyers and manufactures luxury cars with a great number of options. The company produces about 100 cars a year. The company «Bristol Cars Ltd» - one of the last aristocratic British automotive brands.