We’ve just welcomed this quirky barn find 1959 Ford Anglia into the Bridge Classic Car family. It’s looking rather dusty at the moment however for a car that hasn’t been driven in years, it’s looking amazing. Many of the original details are still intact such as the interior which is pristine for a 62 year old car that has been used well throughout its life. The previous owner never liked over-restoring cars and instead preferred to leave his Ford as untouched as he could but kept up well enough to be frequently used.
We’ve got some body work and tidy ups to do with this vehicle before we can photograph it, but stay tuned to see where this Ford ends up….
Our 1968 Triumph TR5 has been a total nut and bolt restoration, with it looking like just a chassis and some mechanics only 6 months ago. Today it was started for the first time and it ran as expected with no series issues. The expected teething issues of a brand new engine have occurred, including a large amount of smoke as the new components are run for the first time. The next step is to road test it to see how it runs.
We’ve been working on getting this 1915 Ford Model T up and running again, starting with refreshing the brakes. On this age car, the brakes are drum and steel which are only located on the back. We’ve taken the wheels off the back right hand side to find they’re totally dry and looking well. We’ve refreshed the grease on the hand brake pivot point and reassembled it. On the opposite side at the back the brakes were full of oil, which is as expected as the oil in the axel runs to the left hand side. We’ve taken it apart and replaced the outer race on the bearing as well as fitted an oil seal inside. At the front we’ve refreshed the grease in the hubs as well as noted some wear in the king pin.
Our talented presenter, Charlotte, recently got on our 1953 Francis Barnett and despite having little experience riding, she soon picked it up like a pro. At the weekend, Charlotte went out as a passenger on the back of this classic motorbike, owned by a friend. This beastly classic is a stunning 1998 Honda Valkyrie 1520 Six Cylinder.
It seems we may have sparked Charlotte’s interest for bikes now!
Notice anything about these two images?
We were stunned to see the difference in colour once Colin for Auto Valet had cleaned the seats on our Mercedes CL600! The line across each photo shows the before and after of the leather seats in our Mercedes.
We can’t wait to see how it all looks once clean!
Take a look at the full photo gallery for our Mercedes CL500:
Our electrician Tim recently sold us his late fathers beloved Mercedes CL500 with the hopes that someone else will take it on and love it. We’ve recently put this up in our competition where someone will be able to win it and love it as well.
Thank you Tim for passing on such a special motor.
We noticed that a previous project of ours, this stunning 1973 Triumph TR6 had stopped in for a coffee at First Coffee in Clopton. We hear that First Coffee seems to be a popular place to stop off for coffee in your beloved motor! We’ll need to check it out soon…
Friend of Bridge Classic Cars, Kieran Roper, has recently bought this rare 1977 Silver Mini that has gone on to get him featured in local news papers. This silver classic has only 5501 miles on the clock after being won by a school teacher in 1977 who couldn’t drive. This Mini is one of just 25 that was given the special colour to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
We can’t wait to see what he gets up to with this rare classic and we hope to see him soon!
Raymond bought our rare 1962 TVR Racing Grantura a while back and he’s now restoring it to its former glory. On The right you can see a progress photo of the Grantura he bought from us and on the left is another rare racing Granture he’s recently bought – what a fantastic collection!
This is what the racing Grantura looked like when Raymond bought it:
Scott has taken a look at our 1971 MG Midget. He began by investigating the poor running issue, which he identified as being a dodgy distributor cap. After finding a cap off another car to try, Scott got it running. By played with timing and fuel mixture, Scott managed to get the MG started so that it was running nice and all seems well now. He then started doing a general check over as the customer has told us that it has sat for a while. Scott found that the diff-fill plug was really damaged and hard to remove so he had to weld a bar to it to remove and check the oil.
The 1973 Maroon Triumph Stag has its rocker covers and air box removed so that these could be painted.
Scott has been working on our 1971 Spitfire to identify the source of an oil leak. He discovered that it was the timing cover gasket so we’ve ordered a new part to fix it. Scott then had to fix the heater vent control lever as it was jammed and then look at a poor starting issue. Scott tried turning the idle speed up as it was very low. In doing so he noticed that some fuel lines had perished so he has replaced those too.