October 4, 2018

MG YT found in Australia

Having seen the restoration of our 1949 MG YT Robert Woods from Australia has been in touch to tell us about his right hand drive MG YT that he is currently in the process of restoring.

We are so excited to follow the progress on this and from all of us at Bridge Classic Cars we wish you all the best with your restoration journey.

Lots of visitors to the workshop this week

We’ve seen some beautiful cars visiting the workshops this week so thank you to all that popped in to see us.

1934 Alvis Firefly with Drophead Coupe coachwork by Cross and Ellis. First registered 16th January 1934. Nicely presented with dark red coachwork, polished alloy bonnet, black leather interior and black mohair hood.

Much recent work with many photos to document.

Full history file with ownership detailed from new.

Ready to drive and enjoy for the new season.

Registration Number: KV 7063

Chassis Number: 11116

Engine Number: 11564

A stunning recreation of the Jaguar D Type, built by Malcolm, the current owner and a very well known car in and around the Woodbridge area.

1989 Reliant Scimitar Middlebridge, number 27.

Source: Middlebridge Scimitar

Middlebridge Scimitar Ltd acquired the manufacturing rights and all tooling for the GTE and the convertible GTC version in 1987. Hand built at the Middlebridge Scimitar plant in Beeston, Nottingham at a rate of 300 cars per year (never attained), the new GTE retained the classic Ogle sports estate design penned by Tom Karen. It is powered by a Ford 2.9 Litre fuel injected Scorpio engine that produces 150BHP. It has either a five speed manual gearbox or a four speed automatic unit available as an optional extra and a top speed of 140 + mph.

The road holding and stability of the car has been improved with modified front and rear shock absorbers, springs and an anti-roll bar is now fitted at the rear. (The handling modifications were the work of suspension Guru’s Harvey Bailey) A stainless steel exhaust is included as standard and there is improved galvanising to the chassis together with anti corrosion treatment on all the steelwork in the body. (Up to 100 hours were spent on each car preparing the bodywork.)

This site is dedicated to the little known Middlebridge Scimitar and features individual Gallery positions for every car built. This is a non commercial site run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. The MB (Middlebridge) Gallery needs to be as comprehensive as possible for reference purposes so please email piccies and details of your or any Middlebridge. Hopefully this site will in time develop into a useful and informative tool for enthusiasts Buying, Selling, Maintaining and Restoring their Middlebridge Scimitars. We are still striving to further improve marque awareness and popularity. My own restored Middlebridge currently forms the basis of the my car link. The Mess has already attracted new enthusiasts from all over the world with cars having found new owners throughout Europe. We aim to continue our quest to improve the marque status, desirability, and values indeed the site has had for some time a waiting list for these fine cars. “Built with virtually indestructible mechanicals, fully galvanised chassis and a GRP body – you don’t just own a Middlebridge, you are scim-ply its Custodian for the next generation.” Mick Gaughran.

Finally, Nick brought along his 1963 Triump Vitesse. He to tackle some bodywork issues before they get any bigger so is keen to have a very sympathetic retsoration carried out on the car, to ensure the character of the car remains but that the bodywork and interior are good for many many more years.

Exposing the Jensen’s chassis

Work has now commenced on our Jensen 541R restorations. First up we have our 1960 Jensen.

As with a lot of the Jensen 541’s, we expected to find a lot of work required on the chassis but in order to truly investigate to what extent the body would need to come off.

With this build we are very fortunate to have sourced a fantastic chassis from another project so essentially we are looking to build one car out of two projects.


Painting the Austin 10 rear panel

We are now fully primed and ready to be painted.

Our objective was to solely rectify the area that had gotten contaminated. The customer did not want any of the car addressed other than the rear panel in question. Our camera system has matched the colour perfectly to ensure that we can maintain the original ‘patina’ throughout.