Source: Elizabeth Puckett – Motorious At first, we thought Philip Allen was joking when he said he’s made arrangements to be buried in Richard Hammond’s former 2008 Morgan Aeromax,
Huge congratulations to Peter Atchison, winner of our 1976 Volkswagen T2 Westfalia Camper with ticket number 1473. Mauro delivered early this morning with the sun
Dave has been repairing one of the rear wheel arches of our 1968 Jaguar Mk2 . He has welded new metal into places where corrosion
Tamas has manufactured a spare wheel carrier bracket to hold the carrier in place. Having recently recovered the original dash, when fitting to the car
It was another night for the Hethel history books as resurgent British sports car manufacturer Lotus gave a world debut to the all-new Emira. It
Source: BBC News Business – Theo Leggett: Business Correspondent Vauxhall owner Stellantis has announced plans to build electric vans at its Ellesmere Port plant in
The estate of the late Rush drummer, Neil Peart has revealed that his collection of classic cars, known as the ‘Silver Surfers’ are up for
The future has arrived. A prototype of a flying car just completed it 142nd successful test flight which was a 35minute journey between two Slovakian
Richard Hammond has been restoring his Jaguar XK150 with father and son duo, on a new tv show called The Smallest Cog, where Richard Hammond
In a statement released from Goodwood this evening, Festival Of Speed has been confirmed as one of the countries specially selected pilot events: “We are
Kath has been busy in the trim shop making a cover for the spare tyre for our gold 1973 Rolls Royce Corniche.
She started by cutting out black carpet in a circular shape for the top, and a long piece for the sides. Strips of black vinyl were then measured and cut. Kath sewed one of the vinyl strips around the outside edge of the circle of carpet. The vinyl was then folded under and sewn again along the edge of the carpet. This created a bound edge. She then created a bound edge on the long piece of black carpet, along one of the long edges and both the short ends. This long piece of carpet was then sewn onto the round piece of carpet, along the unbound edge, overlapping the two short ends. Pieces of velcro were sewn onto the underneath of the short ends, to make sure it stays together while wrapped around the tyre.
This car is being sold via The Classic sale at Silverstone 2021, by auction. Here’s a link to our website page with all the information needed.
A classic car wouldn’t be a classic car without a story! Last night we announced the winner of our 1979 MG Midget, congratulations to Coby Morton with ticket number 241.
Today, having put her on the ramp to carry out the necessary checks and pre delivery inspection we were greeted by a couple of small areas of corrosion that’ll need to be cut out and weld repairs carried out.
Paul and Scott have been working on repairing some corroded areas on our blaze orange 1979 MG Midget. The areas that needed attention were both the front inner arches, the nearside middle inner arch and the offside outer rear sill.
Paul also had to re-position and re-adjust the rear brake shoes and put a new rubber gaiter on the track rod end.
We have recently sold our 1960 Jensen 541S. It was being sold with the option of either; the buyer could buy the car as-is, or buy the car and have us restore it to its former glory or customise to their heart’s content. The buyer decided to buy it as-is and will be restoring it themselves! Here’s a website link to the original showroom page on our website, which gives you more information and photos.
And if you want to see what else we have for sale, click here
The 1963 Jaguar MK II has been in the paint shop recently.
All the original paint and underseal was stripped from the engine bay of the car. It was then cleaned to remove any excess residues that would get in the way of the new paint. All the wires were masked up to prevent any paint from spraying onto them. Paper was then stuffed into any gaps. The final bit of prep was to cover the rest of the car in plastic sheeting. The engine bay was then finally ready for the new paint to be applied.
If you’ve always liked the thought of owning a unique classic van, then now might be your chance! Coming up for sale is this fun 1985 Citroen 2CV Van in a vivid shade of green! So, if you’re interested, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information on the vehicle. Here’s also a link to our showroom page on our website, which gives a little more information.
And here’s a link to the eBay selling page for it!
Pricey has been continuing his work on the corroded inner rear arches of the 1998 Honda Integra Type R.
The inner arch section was fabricated and welded into position. The metal was ground down and dressed up. The nearside lower inner rear wheel housing was found to be corroded, so Pricey fabricated the nearside lower rear wheel housing section.
It is lovely to receive a copy of the Zomer 2021 Jensen Journaal in the post this week.
Several of our Jensens that we have restored have been featured in this month’s copy of the Dutch magazine, Jensen Journaal! https://jensenholland.nl/ It’s an absolute privilege, so thank you.
The magazine talks about our 1957 Jensen 541R, the 1958 Jensen 541R, the 1960 Jensen 541R and the 1960 Jensen 541S (The Prototype).
Here are our website links to the cars that were featured to find out more information on each of the restoration projects.
Recently posted from Electric Classic Cars, our 1967 Austin Mini 850 out on a weekend test drive.
A piece of history right there!
“Just got back from a scenic tour of some of the most picturesque charge stops in mid Wales. Thanks to Elan Valley visitor center, Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources Wales and Bwlch Nant Yr Arian for keeping these aging free chargers ticking. 82 miles and 50% battery used. “
Yesterday saw the return of the Bridge Classic Cars Classic and Sports Car and Bike Show and what an amazing return it was!
The two part event started off at The Hangar, home to Bridge Classic Cars Competitions and our showroom. Located in the beautiful RAF Bentwaters, Rendlesham, IP12 2TZ we saw hundred’s of cars turn up to get ready for one of Suffolk’s biggest classic car convoys!
From 10am we all set off together through the town of Woodbridge up to the Bridge Classic Cars Workshops, Main Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 OHH for drinks and lunch!
The event was completely FREE to attend and as weather was on our side we welcomed a huge array of cars to both sites.
@bloomers_flying_shadow shared an image of the Shadow arriving home after the show.
@jasondale1980 attended with his lovely little Mini. We love a Mini here at Bridge Classic Cars.
Andy James posted a picture of his 1954 Ford Popular with the caption “the weather was much kinder than expected, the long slog from the Fens was definitely worth the effort. Thanks chaps”
Thank you for coming, was lovely to see so many cars and a lot of you travelled from far and wide so thank you even more!
Tony from Wyatt Polishing was present at both sites to enjoy and experience the convoy with us in his classic Rover.
Jay Baggott liked the look of our 1983 VW Golf Mk1
Local classic car enthusiasts Gary Farrow and John English shared some pictures to their feeds from our Bentwater’s site on the day.
Keep the images coming in. Was lovely to see lots of locals coming out of their homes to watch, video and photograph the convoy head through Rendlesham and Woodbridge.
Check out Craig and Freddie having a looking around the main workshops on the day!
New in the workshop is our 1966 Austin Healey Sprite. It’s list of jobs that need doing are; the carburettors need refurbishing, a clean up will happen as part of the rebuild, and the carbs may need some work.
New in the workshop today we have our 1974 red Triumph Stag. The work that needs doing to it includes a full service to be carried out. Because it has only been driven 1200 miles since the engine was rebuilt the owner would like us to look over the car. The exhaust needs replacing, an MOT needs to be carried out, two small oil leaks need to be investigated, the cubby light on the driver’s side doesn’t work, the electrical aerial doesn’t work, the seat runners are difficult to move and the hood cover keeps catching on the driver’s side, so it won’t shut.
The description for our 1979 MG Midget didn’t last very long as we sold out in record time! 21 hours from launch we sold our final ticket and can bring the draw forward.
Here’s what we said about the car…
We’re proud to present the latest MG competition car; our stunning Blaze Orange MG Midget 1500.
One of the very best usable summer classics, tickets on this practical British sportscar are only £5.
Our lovely example boasts a striking Blaze Orange exterior, which is paired delightfully with an incredible condition black leather interior. This honest classic is a very tidy, well presented classic, ready for some summer fun. With only 47,115 miles on the clock and stacks of paperwork and history dating back to 1980, this fun little classic is ready for a new owner!
The fourth and final generation MG midget was given a gearbox with synchromesh on all four gears and a larger 1500cc engine found in the triumph spitfire. The increased displacement and twin SU HS4 carbs made the final iteration of the midget the most spritely to drive.
Throw the roof down and enjoy a summer’s drive in your fabulous MG Midget. Enter the draw now for your chance of winning.”
Ady has completed work on the HMC. He has changed the thermostat and taken on a long test drive. All seems to be fine so the car can be returned to the owner.
Good friend to Bridge Classic Cars, Lee from Autoshack has shared our latest competition car, our 1983 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1. Lee and Autoshack have been a huge part of the recent times of our Golf GTI. The car has been regularly maintained in the Autoshack workshops.
Thanks for sharing our competition Lee…
Although we say goodbye to a lot of cars here at Bridge Classic Cars we always love to hear of their latest adventures and see images of them out and about. Here is our 1971 MB G Roadster, now with it’s official Cypriot paperwork!
Peter says “The weather is beautiful but heading towards high 30’s, need to go out early morning or late evening” – sounds perfect as we gear ourselves for a weekend of thunderstorms and torrential rain!
Good friend to Bridge Classic Cars Mark called upon our black book of contacts as he was in need of some new tyres fitted to his beautiful Porsche 911 Carrera 2.
Graeme from Tyre Assist, formerly We Fit Any Tyres Anywhere is the man to ask! Pirelli P-Zero N-rated 245/35/R20 91Y on the front and 295/30/R20 101Y on the rear.
About the Porsche: The seventh generation of Porsche’s iconic rear-engined 911 sports car; the 991 was manufactured between 2011 and 2019. Originally unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 991 was introduced to replace the outgoing 997 designation.
The model was a reinvention of the classic 911 recipe and only the third all-new 911 platform since its first release in 1963.
This example is a first-generation 991 (991.1) built before 2016. It was succeeded in late 2016 by the 991.2 model following a change in EU emissions legislation. As a result, the first-generation 991’s are now expected to represent the last naturally- aspirated 911 Carrera Porsche will ever manufacture and therefore cementing their place as a true modern classic in the making.
The car is based on a 2-wheel drive/ rear-engine configuration, utilising a 3.4 litre, 6-cyclinder version of Porsche’s legendary boxer engine which produces 350ps at 7,400rpm, with 288 lb-ft of torque. It is coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch ‘PDK’ automatic gearbox, and achieves 0- 62mph in 4.4 seconds, with a top speed of 178mph.
Finished in classic Indischrot or ‘Guards Red’, one of the most recognisable Porsche colours (making its first appearance in the mid-70’s), the car boasts factory-fitted design cues from the Carrera S model including; 6-piston front calipers, dual-piped sports exhaust (PSE), and 20” SportDesign alloy wheels. In addition, the car is fitted with the optional Porsche Sports Chrono Package, Porsche’s Active Suspension (PASM), and Porsche’s Torque Vectoring Plus system for greatly improved handling.
Thanks, as always to Graeme for doing a great job!
Our competition has just launched to win our track ready road car, a dark grey 1983 Volkswagen Gold GTI Mk1!
Enter today for your chance of winning.
For your chance to enter, please click here
Chris and Matt have given the series 3 1973 Jaguar E-Type a coat of primer this week! We’re looking forward to seeing it in all it’s colourful glory!
Brian has been continuing his work on the Aston Martin DB2/4 interior.
He’s finished re-covering the pockets for the doors, the top parts for the dashboard and the cover for the rear hatch hinge. The door cards have been re-covered in new foam, then the new dark red leather, with a line of dark grey piping down one side. The pockets fix onto the doors first, and then the door cards go over the tops of these, so you just see the dark grey leather through a rectangle-shaped cut-out.
Brian has also been busy covering the rear door cappings, front window surrounds, rear side window surrounds and front side windows in the new dark grey leather.
Scott has been continuing his work on the green 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 4.2.
He’s repaired the air filter bracket, fitted new brake reservoir bottles and replaced various bits of wiring. The heater box and controls were seized, so that was sorted out. Scott also rebuilt the rear breaks and put the rear axle back together.
John has been working on the Ford Escort recently. Here’s a list of the work carried out!
He’s modified and fitted the choke cable, the headlight relay was fitted, headlight surrounds were adjusted, the interior was put in, wiper blades were installed, a new double width kit was put in to adjust the wheel arch placement, there’s a new old stock steering wheel centre in the car, and the odometer clip was missing so a new clip was manufactured!
Pricey has been continuing his work on the rear wheel arches of the Honda Integra.
He started by tacking the wheel arch in position, before welding the arch fully. The welds then got ground down. The outer return lip was fabricated and welded. Pricey had to take it down to bare metal on the nearside quarter panel and drill it off, because of poor quality previous repairs. Deep filler was then applied. The middle sill was corroded, so was removed, and the inner sill was cleaned up. He fabricated the front lower inner arch and treated the corrosion on the inner sill.
Brian has been covering the top parts of the dashboard and the cover for the rear hatch hinge in the chosen new dark grey leather, for the Aston Martin DB2/4. He took the original leather off each of the pieces and cleaned off any old glue, before applying the new leather.
Brian has been making the pockets for our Continental Bentley. These sit inside the door panels and are made up of two parts. He took the original foam and leather off the “fronts” of the pockets and took the original leather off the “backs”. He then cleaned up the metal for each piece, before gluing new foam and leather onto them.
Brian has also been working on the frames that sit underneath the front base seats in the car. He took the original leather off each one and replaced with the new leather. Straps were also made that attach underneath these frames.
The engine is now in and Ady has successfully run up for the first time today.
Clinton is continuing to work on the front end of our 1955 Aston martin DB2/4. More areas of corrosion have now been cut out and new metalwork has been replaced.
In order to fit the new ignition barrell, Paul has had to fabricate new brackets for the Triumph TR6 steering brace.
Her we have Ady carrying out a combustion leak test on our HMC, trying to find the cause of an apparent over heating issue. A long road test brought back no results to go by.
A new thermostat and leak detection test should hopefully show the issues, if any.
More stripping, gluing and re-covering on the agenda for Brian and Lydia in our trim-shop this week and the cappings, front and side windows, window panels and woodwork have all been finished in new leatherwork.
Work continues on our 1963 Jaguar MkII. Paul has stripped the engine bay of key components, clean up in preparation for refit. The refit will commence once the engine bay is prepared and painted by our paint shop.
Lydia has been getting the Honda Integra bonnet ready for re-painting.
She started off by sanding down the paint, to the original metal, on the front/face of it, where any dents were showing. Skims of filler were then applied over the tops of where it had been sanded. The filler then also got sanded down once dry, to create a smooth finish for painting.
The underneath of the bonnet was gone over with panel wipe and a red scotch pad to remove the shine of the paint and to clean off any dirt. Corrosion spots were sanded down to bare metal with a DA and painted with treatment to stop any more spreading of the corrosion.
Winner of our 1989 Austin Mini ‘Pocket Rocket’ Keith Aldous visited our hangar this week to personally collected the car. Ordinarily we delivery direct to your local but we wlecome any of our winners down to have a look around and meet the team!
Here are a few photos from that day!
If you’d like to be like Keith and win the next competition car, our red 1959 Jaguar MK 1, or any of our future classic car competitions, check out the collection here click here
Lydia has been sand blasting the internal bonnet and hinge assemblies for the Aston Martin DB2/4 in order to get rid of any substances such as old paint that have been left behind.
Clinton has been busy fabricating for the bonnet of the Aston Martin DB 2 / 4.
He’s fabricated new hinge supports for the front, repaired various cracks with welding, fabricated a new part onto the wheel arch, straightened out the front because it was all bent in, and pulled a dent out of one of the wings!