1983 Ford Capri 1.6 LS

The Winners Circle – 1983 Ford Capri 1.6 & 1971 Morris Traveller

Our latest winners have taken delivery of their cars! Recently we had the draw for the 1983 Ford Capri and then a week later the draw for the 1971 Morris Traveller.

The Ford Capri has gone all the way up to the Orkney Islands in Scotland! Bridge Classic Cars had the car transported to the port closest to the island for a very excited John Macintosh to take delivery of his stunning classic Ford Capri and take back to the island. John’s winning ticket of 3775 bagged him this 1980s icon and we wish him all the best with the car in the future.

The Morris Traveller draw was held the week after the Capri. The car, which was won by John Turner, was delivered down to Devon for its ecstatic new owner. John’s face tells the whole story of this wonderful classic Morris. It’s simple charm and universal love is what a classic car is all about and with the winning ticket of 896, we wish John Turner all the excitement with this wonderful Morris Traveller.

Fancy bagging yourself a dream classic? Then head over to Bridge Classic Cars Competitions and enter now for your chance to win a classic car by clicking the link below.

Click here to enter now at Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

Behind the Scenes – Live Draw of the 1966 Sunbeam Alpine, 1983 Ford Capri and TAG Heuer Watch

Last Thursday, Bridge Classic Cars held its biggest ever prize draw! Also, we gave those watching along a sneak peek at our next competition car…

Going live at our Hanger in Bentwaters, the watchers on our Facebook page were greeted with the 1966 Sunbeam Alpine and the 1983 Ford Capri 1.6 which within the next half an hour would find their latest owners. During the live stream, we also gave a bit of a tour around the hanger. Showing the viewers the different projects and cars in for storage with ourselves while also having a walk around some of the upcoming competition cars like the 1971 Morris Traveller and the 2021 Lotus Elise Sport 240 Final Edition.

Then it was time to let everyone watching in on a little secret… The next competition car from Bridge Classic Cars Competitions. A 1984 BMW 635CSi which has been in our workshops getting prepared for its launch on the competition website.

The nights draw began with the draw of several players winning £20 Bridge Classic Cars Credit to use on the competition’s website and the lucky winner of our Tag Heuer Gulf Watch Paul Watkins with his winning ticket number 1420.

Then it was time to find out who the newest owners of our two stunning cars were. First on the draw was the 1966 Sunbeam Alpine which was won by John Kirby with the winning numbers of 3764 on his ticket.

Next, it was time to find out who now owned the stunning, iconic and legendary Ford Capri. As Charlotte span the random number generator, the numbers flashed by to reveal 3775 as the winning ticket. That happened to be owned by John Macintosh. Who when we called, was blown away that he was now the proud new owner of a very nice classic Ford Capri.

Could you be our next winner and join the growing list of people who have won their dream classic car? Head over to the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website by clicking the link below.

Enter now at Bridge Classic Cars Competitions to win your dream classic

Shooting an ’80s Icon – Behind the Scenes with a 1983 Ford Capri 1.6

Well, you may have seen by now the video of our latest competition car but it’s time to take you behind the scenes of the shoot. The icon that is, the Ford Capri.

The sun shone brightly on a crisp but slightly hazy Suffolk morning. At our Bentwaters storage facility, the nose of this black icon stood out of the hanger doors begging to be let loose. With every classic car, you need to let them warm up before any fun can be had. The Capri is no exception.

As the sun began to rise higher in the sky, a sense of urgency swept over the marketing team. The light was perfect, the conditions were perfect and most importantly, the car was perfect. Our marketing expert Freddie was at the controls of the camera, making sure each shot was perfectly tailored to fit around this much sought after sportscar.

As he called out the directions to the helmsman guiding the direction of the Capri’s long, elegant bonnet, the whole piece became a ballet at speed. A carefully choreographed meeting of two vehicles in one place to be captured in a moving image.

Lap after lap, the Capri performed faultlessly. Even when an unexpected and unruly herd of deer managed to find their way onto the south circuit of RAF Bentwaters and the brakes had to be tested a couple of times. The steering wheel felt almost telepathic to the new RS 4 spoke wheels, finding the path of least resistance around the sweeping and tight corners of the old base.

The 1983 Ford Capri 1.6LS you see before you is our newest competition car, available for anyone in the UK to enter over at Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

New Shoes – Fitting a Classic Wheel to our 1983 Ford Capri 1.6 LS

The wheels. A key element to any classic Ford, especially when it comes to a Capri. Especially a really beautiful black 1983 Ford Capri 1.6 LS that we have in with us at Bridge Classic Cars.

The original wheels just didn’t quite fit the majesty and the period fun of this much loved classic blue oval. The 4 spoke RS Alloy was the obvious choice to go on our Capri. With hints of nostalgic racing, Saturday night cruises and fun-filled weekends behind that long, flowing bonnet.

When it comes to fitting our wheels and tyres, here at Bridge Classic Cars we always use Ipswich Tyre Assist for anything involving the safe, correct and confident fitting of the wheel and tyre packages available for your classic vehicle.

The 4 Spoke RS Wheels that are fitted to the Capri are period correct pieces thanks to the amazing reproductions available to the classic Ford community, and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we do here at Bridge Classic Cars…

And you might even be in with a chance of winning this very car and its RS 4 spokes at Bridge Classic Cars Competitions very soon.

Our Capri Sparkles Again

After years of car park dings and scratches. We’ve revitalized the paintwork on our 1983 Ford Capri. It will now head into our workshop for a full mechanical check-over and the wheels will be refurbished. A vehicle purchased by us here at Bridge Classic Cars, Should this be a future competition car?

Sanding and Polishing our Capri

Matt has been hard at work in our paint shop giving the Ford Capri’s paint a new lease of life. After a full respray, Matt has sanded and polished the paintwork in incrementally finer polishing grades. We cannot wait to see this fully polished.

Ford Capri gets a new lick of paint

After huge amounts of work from Matt sanding, filling and more sanding, and then transferring it into the paint booth for priming, the 1983 Ford Capri 1.6 LS has now been painted! After turning up to us with the exterior looking a little worse for wear, it’s now back to looking fantastic. The final step will be to polish the new paintwork. Great work from Matt, I’m sure you will agree.

More paint prep for the Ford Capri.

As well as the exterior of the 1983 Ford Capri 1.6 LS being transformed in the body and paint shop, Lydia’s been getting pieces from the engine bay in a better state for re-painting. This piece was sandblasted to get the original paint and corrosion off in preparation.

Ford Capri goes monochrome!

It’s priming day for the 1983 Ford Capri 1.6 LS! But let’s go back to the end of last week for this blog post, when Matt was marking out with masking tape where he could spot dents were on the exterior of the car. He then masked up the front windows and sun-roof to avoid any damage, and began the process of sanding, filling and sanding again all over the car, using both a DA and block sander for the large areas and then using red scotch to go over the shiny bits lefts behind. The work has continued this week. It’s going to be a sympathetic paint job because we’re not taking the windscreen out, so can’t go all-out on it. Thankfully, Matt has found very little corrosion in the process.

Capri gets stripped!

Chris has started to strip the 1983 Ford Capri 1.6 LS, in preparation for re-painting.

Ford Capri needing TLC

Our 1983 Ford Capri 1.6 LS that we bought last week has arrived! Unfortunately, it needs some TLC, so it’s going to be heading into the spray booth soon to get re-painted. It’s also going to get a full mechanical check and service in our workshop. Stay tuned for the progress!

Newly purchased, Ford Capri!

Here’s a car that a lot of people are fond of. Purchased by us today is this 1983 Ford Capri 1.6 LS! The bodywork on this car is fantastic, with no signs of corrosion underneath, the original cloth interior is in great condition for its age and it’s only had two other owners! Keep your eyes peeled on the happenings of this new purchase!