We popped into our in-house paint and trim shops this afternoon to check out what our classic car technicians are working on today.
Darren, one of our specialist painters is sanding down the fuel tank on our 1972 Peugeot 504. “I’m stripping it right back to the bare metal” Darren explains “thereafter it’ll be ready for it’s protective coating.”
You can see in the background the shell of our Peugeot 504 that Darren’s been stripping and priming ready for her thorough paint job.
Over in the trim shop, Kath and Brian have been working on two separate cars. Both of which, interesting enough, aren’t physically with us, so it’s only their interiors we’re working with right now.
Kath’s unpicking the original interior of our white 1961 Jensen 541S. “I separate all the sections so I can use them as a pattern for the new seats.” Her owner has opted for a mushroom leather interior. So soon we’ll see Kath bringing the new seats to life!
Meanwhile Brian has been working on the seats for our Jaguar XK150. “I’m using the gun to evenly distribute the glue across the foam to make the fabric attach evenly.”
Whether it’s a full restoration on every part of the car or a repair or restoration on one singular part, we love being able to transform these beautiful classics into their owners vision.
Here at Bridge Classic Cars we carry out all our restorations in-house. We have a team of over twenty-plus technicians specialising in engines, mechanics, electrics, bodywork, paintwork and interior trim.
If you have a classic in need of some expert attention, give us a call to see where we can help – 01473 742038
These car parts have all undergone a special cleaning treatment of vapour blasting here at our Pettistree workshop.
The inlet manifold, cam cover, sump and side covers from a Mercedes Pagoda, a 1972 Peugeot 504 and a 1961 Jensen have all had the impressive cleaning treatment and just look at those results!
Vapour blasting is an industrial cleaning method that removes tough grime and grease but is gentle enough to protect valuable and sometimes delicate components, which are often found in classic cars.
This method is perfect for our classics, returning them to their former glory these parts now look brand news, who would have thought they’re from the 60’s and 70’s?
Derek, the proud owner of the 1961 Jensen 541S came along to our workshop this week to choose the colour scheme for the restoration.
After some careful deliberation, Derek finally decided on peony red coupled with kelvin grey for the exterior with a mushroom leather interior.
We think she’ll look excellent!
We will soon be ready to start the restoration of our 1961 Jensen 541S. Another very exciting Jensen project as we get to work restoring the car back to its original, factory spec, finish.
For now, the original engine has been brought in to the workshops from our hangar storage unit so Ady can get to work on the testing and rebuild.
Our recently purchased Jensen 541S has arrived at the showroom. An almost completed restoration, this vehicle will be available for sale soon with the option for us to restore or to restore yourself. It is chassis number 3 so really is one of the most collectable 541s’.
As you can see from the document below, our Jensen (Chassis S1003) was originally Peony Red with a Kelvin Grey roof. The interior was light mushroom.
We’ve just collected our latest showroom addition, this stunning Jensen 541S. The third ever 541 S to roll of the production line, this example is 90 percent restored. If purchased, we can either supply the car in its current condition or restore the vehicle ourselves.
Arriving to our workshops very soon we have two new additions. Firstly our 1970 Triumph TR6 restoration project.
Next we have our Jensen 541S, number 3 in the production line. The car is 90% built so we will look to complete the project before making it available to market.
Both car will be collected in the coming weeks so more information to follow soon.