Testimonials

Stephen Norman – Managing Director, Vauxhall

“For my fifth classic car experience and after having sworn never to do another and an interval of fifteen years [two of the five were verging on the fraudulent in quality terms], I turned to Gordon and Craig Ranson of Bridge Classic Cars near Ipswich. In thirteen months the nut and bolt rebuild of my choice of the very rare and unsought after 1975 rubber bumper MGB in Tundra Green not only surpasses my expectations but is so convincing that I have started a second concours project with them!” Stephen Norman – Managing Director, Vauxhall

Mr Wilson – Colchester, Essex

“Just wanted to say how much smoother my Pantera feels after the work you have done on it. There used to be a bit of a mid-range dip in power but that has now disappeared. It obviously pulls much better than before and has less vibrations, so over all very pleased.”

Mrs Kulyski – Toronto, Canada

“I write to thank you for allowing me to see the wonderful skilful work that is done in your plant. I am so impressed with what is achieved by the great work to these beautiful cars back to life. On checking your website I see you have a new build going on so hearty congratulations on that. It looks great. I wish to further congratulate you and the men who work with you for their passion for the work that is so very evident. It is such a privilege and treat to have been allowed a visit to your premises. I will never forget your kindness in allowing this.”

Mr Belford

“Hi, I’m the former owner of the Jensen 541 S (prototype) that you have been restoring. I’ve been following the progress of its rebirth online over the past months and now it is complete it looks stunning, well done to all those skills for returning her to her former glory.”

Mr White – Ipswich, Suffolk

“Dear SVEC members. I wish to compliment the services I have received from Bridge Classic Cars Restorers. I arranged to meet Gordon (Owner) at the Bridge Classic and Sports Car Show at Pettistree on the 26th August 2018. (As was advertised on a flyer in a summer newsletter) The upholstery on my 30 year old BMW 635CSi was in need of repair. The leather on the driver’s seat had perished and both front seats were in need of refurbishing and various pieces of trim within the cabin needed refitting. I arrived at the show and parked in the Classic Car area and walked toward the showroom to find on-route, a replica of Dave Pearce’s 320 Superstock! That made me smile! I then walked to the showroom and was immediately impressed by not only the quality of the prestigious cars being restored, (XK, E Type Jag’s, Aston Martin’s…) but the immaculate state of both the showroom and workshops. The floors are spotless! And they did a good job! The replacement biscuit coloured leather in my Beema has matched well with the original colour, it all fits well and although one of my requests to refit the upholstery to the driver’s door had been overlooked, my car was re-collected, the work was undertaken, returned to me and at no further cost. Honest business men! I would also like to compliment Gordon’s son Craig who markets the company and has introduced updates on work being undertaken to your car online. Modern technology put to good use! David White”

Mr Paget – Chichester, West Sussex

“Top guys. Lovely workshop and some very worthy projects and a team with superb restoration skills. I was absolutely spoilt with time and effort from the team. Thanks to all!”

Mrs King – Ipswich, Suffolk

“The car looks and sounds stunning, we got there in the end! I am thrilled with it, thank you so much and thank the guys too…I love them all. I love glitter too!”

Mr Jankowski – Cornwall

“Just a note to let you know the car has arrived safely in Cornwall and thank you for sorting out my mothers car. My mother would be delighted with what you have done, it was her pride and joy. “It’s for me and my handbag” was her claim, but her grandchildren loved to ride in it, squashing into the back.”

Mr Woods – Chelmsford, Essex

“Been using this garage for many years now and would never consider trying anywhere else. First class service every time and very reasonably priced, nothing is ever too much for these guys, and they will do all they can to help, you would be crazy NOT to use them.”

Mrs Adams – Ipswich, Suffolk

“Absolutely brilliant service received. Took the time to come back over to the car afterwards to show us what was wrong as well as telling us. Will definitely be back for any work need doing for MOT “

Mrs Smith – Long Melford, Suffolk

“Pete came to my rescue today. He came out really quickly and within no time knew exactly what was wrong with my car. He fixed the issue quickly and I had my car back the same day. Couldn’t recommended enough.”

Mr Merson

Received a lovely email this evening from George Merson… “Craig. I just looked at all of the restoration pictures of “Finnigen”, my 51 MG TD. I must say you did a fantastic restoration, the car looks absolutely fantastic. It should be good for another 60 years. I do hope the new owner appreciates all the work you and your employees put into the restoration. And of  course I hope you made a good profit. Take care.  George”

Mr Goldsmith – Ipswich, Suffolk

“Just a quick message to let you know about the red MGB GT you put a wiring loom in for me. I would just like to say how happy and pleased I am with the work undertaken. Its very nice for everything to be working on the car and not to jiggle the wires round anymore, to get lights working.  The service was fantastic and allowing me to drop and pick the car up on a Saturday morning was very good of you. I would have no hesitation in recommending you. Many Thanks”

Mr Turner – Colchester, Essex

“Dear Pete, I would like to thank you both very much for the friendly service you have provided for me over many years on my current two cars and previous ones I have owned. You have always been as helpful as possible and willing to provide help and advice straight away, if at all possible. I have always been impressed with your knowledge of vehicles and your professional and genuine approach. Given my experience, I am sure that current and future customers will be very satisfied with your service.”

Mr Tye – Hadleigh, Suffolk

“Excellent service by Bridge Classic Cars. I was very impressed with their professional approach. It is nice to find a genuine garage. Thank you again”

Mr and Mrs Johnson – Ipswich, Suffolk

“Hi, just an email to thank you and your colleagues for all your hard work carried out on the Granada. We found the pictures on your website when it was under going different stages of the respray. She looks stunning and now drives like she used to when we first owned her in 1994. Regards, two very happy customers Mr and Mrs Johnson.”

West Yorkshire Classic Fire and Rescue – Bradford, West Yorkshire

"Purchased a set of refurbished Triumph Vitesse wheels, they look great on the car." West Yorkshire Classic Fire and Rescue Do you want something different at your Gala, Show or Event? West Yorkshire Classic Fire and Rescue supply a fully functional and crewed fire engine to provide fire cover for your event.

Mr Grant – Bacton, Suffolk

“I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am with the restoration work you did on my beloved Midget. I was worried that you might be sniffy about the job as it is just a Midget. I should not have worried. From day 1 your care and attention was beyond anything I could have imagined. The quality of work is fabulous and receives rave reviews from other classic car owners I meet. The fact that you tried to chase down a new badge plinth and then oversaw the restoration of the original plinth was a small example of your commitment to doing the right thing throughout. I felt you were as thrilled with the outcome of the restoration as I was. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. The fact that I immediately asked if you could take on my 1966 Massey Ferguson 35 for restoration should be evidence enough that your work is outstanding.”