1977 MGBGT: Restoration Complete

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

We were first introduced to our 1977 MG BGT at last year’s Bridge Classic Cars Classic and Sports Car Show. The current and ONLY owner purchased the car brand new in 1977 and due to unforeseen circumstances the car was tucked away in the 80’s not to be used there after.

…until now.

We heard of the story back in August 2018 and agreed to take on the sympathetic restoration/recommission of this wonderfully original car.

This was a very enjoyable restoration project with the majority of the build being the original parts cleaned and refurbished.

The engine was removed in order to refurbish and gave us the opportunity to tidy the engine bay. We carried out the relevant welding tasks and prepared the body for paint. Whilst all of these tasks were being carried out we refurbished the components we had removed from the car including the bright work, Rostyle wheels and cleaned the original interior.

The car was finished in the original factory specified Flamenco Red.

A little under 12 months have passed and we have successfully completed the build and are now able to reunite the car with its owner in time for a milestone family celebration.

A fantastic story and a beautiful end result.

The final photo shoot took place within the grounds of our Woodbridge workshops by world renowned automotive photographer Matt Woods.

Automotive photographer Matt Woods of Matt Woods Photography has built up a reputation for exceeding client expectations and excellent customer support.

He has been commissioned by leading brands and magazines around the world.

Matt has a passion for cars hence why he specialises in automotive photography. Saying that, Matt regularly takes other work for commercial and business customers.

Throughout Matt’s career he’s had over 250 and counting Magazine Front Cover shoots for a wide variety of publication.

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