Although the car has benefited hugely from being safely stored away all year round the chrome bumper and over-riders have started to show signs of wear.
Over the years we have collected lots of new and rare parts here at Bridge Classic Cars and it just so happens that on the shelf we had a brand new, original rear bumper. Unfortunately we did not have the over-riders.
Ordinarily, replacing the bumpers and over-riders with new would be very easy as we are very lucky in the UK to have plenty of MG parts suppliers. On this occasion we have been able to source a left handed rear over-rider but according to various contacts the tooling used to manufacture the right handed over-rider is faulty, so there is a shortage of this particular item which is a bit of a pain for us.
After a lot of calling around we have managed to secure a right handed over-rider with rubbers so we are now just awaiting the arrival and the new parts will all be fitted back up and the car will soon be complete.
Only a few minor alterations required to get our MGB Roadster fully up to date with a current MOT.
As you can see from the pictures, the car is already absolutely beautiful and wants for very little. As she’s been stored away for a number of years so a good clean would help bring her back to life.
We managed to twist the arm of Paul Johnson Valeting to pop by this evening to carry out a full valet. I was keen for him to concentrate a lot of his efforts on the multi-spoke wheels. The wheels were starting to show the first signs of wear so now was the perfect time to tackle the issue.
It was a late finish for both Craig and Paul but absolutely worth it…
We’ve just arrived back to our Ipswich workshops having collected the beautiful little MGB Roadster for recommissioning, ready for the summer.
We were first introduced to the car back in October 2016 during our 1951 MGTD photoshoot at Priory Hall in Hadleigh. She’s been garaged for a couple of years and only taken out on a handful of occasions but in remarkable condition.
From first impressions Asa is very confident that it will not take a lot of work to get her ready for the summer. An MOT, engine service and general inspection will hopefully be enough to have her back on the road.