This week has seen four new arrivals into our showroom. One of which is a 90 foot boat! Unfortunately we couldn’t fit Aleda, the 1882
Back in September, a dusty 1971 Lotus Europa barn-find found its way into the Bridge Classic Car family. After a thorough clean, it started to resemble its original self.
When the car first arrived, it had be collecting dust in a barn in Stonham Aspal for some years. You can read more about it here.
The 1971 Lotus Europa ready to begin its journey up north.
Soon the Lotus was purchased by Mr. Kerr Davidson and transported to Scotland by Lets Go Automotive.
Now residing on the outskirts of Pentland Hills National Reserve near Edinburgh, the Lotus will begin its restoration journey by the father and son duo.
This week has seen four new arrivals into our showroom. One of which is a 90 foot boat! Unfortunately we couldn’t fit Aleda, the 1882 Dutch ‘Stevenaak’ Houseboat in our showroom, so we’ve had to venture out to her current mooring on the River Deben in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
We’ve also welcomed in two superb restoration candidates. Firstly our beautiful Lotus Europa barn find. What was obvious to us through the years of accumulated dirt was how good this car actually was. The interior is like the day it came out of the factory with no rips, tears or degradation through its long term storage.
Our second showroom vehicle which is ready for restoration is our Rover P6 3500S. Offered for sale at just £2750, this appreciating diamond in the rough is awaiting a new owner.
Last but by no means least is our little Ford Fiesta. An incredibly low milage example, this little Ford is a great, usable collectable car.
Read a full write up of all four vehicles via the link below.
Our striking 1971 Lotus Europa that arrived with us last week is having her first wash in well over ten years.
After spending her entire life as part of the Dew family in Suffolk, having been passed down through the generations, it was finally time for the Lotus to be welcomed into a new family; the Bridge Classic Cars family.
Like most barn find classics, we first needed to give her a well-deserved and thorough scrub.
We’re still toying with the idea of removing her Road Runner sticker from the side panel. It certainly brings some fun to the classic sports car, but it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea that’s for sure!
Next we plan to remove the gearbox, recommission the brakes and service the engine.
Hopefully she’ll be be back to her road-running self in no time!
Our 1971 Lotus Europa was spotted near Debenham this morning by some eagle-eyed classic car fans while being transported to our workshop in Pettistree. It was then appropriately posted on the Facebook Group ‘Cars You Don’t See Anymore’.
They’ve clearly got a keen eye, as not only did they spot straight away that she’s a Lotus, they also spotted that she’s in need of a good wash!
Well, we’re happy to oblige… So, next on the ‘to-do’ list is give this stunner a well deserved wash. Thereafter, we’ll be figuring out what work needs to be done to get her back on the road.
Our eye-catching bright yellow 1971 Lotus Europa arrived with us at Bridge Classic Cars HQ this morning and is anything but mellow.
Designed as the optimal Grand Prix sports car, the Europa has a lightweight fibreglass body and super responsive throttle making it great fun to drive.
Our little beauty has been in the same family since new, passed down through generations and spent the last ten years or so in a barn in Suffolk.
Her latest owner, Dan Dew of Demand Engineering in Stonham Aspal, inherited the rare sports car from his Grandfather Lawrence Dew back in 2010. “It’s been mine inherently for some years now, but still stored in my Grandfathers barn” Dan tells us. “As he’s got older, I felt it was the right time to take her off his hands and get her restored.”
There was a real buzz in the workshop today as Bridge Classic Car owners, father and son, Gordon and Craig, gushed over their latest purchase.
“It’s not often I get excited” Gordon expressed, “but today, I’m excited. You can’t take the smile off my face.”
The team at Bridge Classic Cars plan get her cleaned up and the engine recommissioned, then plan what the future holds for this little sports car from there.
We’re excited to see the progress made on our idyllic Lotus Europa, we’re sure you are too!