May 15, 2019

Refurbishing our E-Type dash

Our 1972 Jaguar E-Type dash top, glove box and dial section have now been cleared up, repaired and polished ready for the dials to be refitted.

A visit from Duncan of Brightwells with his MG.

Today we welcomed to Bridge Classic Cars Duncan Potter, Classic & Vintage Auction Consultant from Brightwells auctioneers with his beautiful 1931 MG C.

The Brightwells story: “Established in 1846, Brightwells is a leading provider of auction services, estate agency and chartered surveying, serving customers principally in the UK, but also in Europe, the North Americas and Asia Pacific. Its principal activities include auctions of fine art, vehicles, horses, machinery, agricultural livestock and land; estate agency for residential property sales, residential lettings and farm & land sales; professional services of chartered surveying, including land management, for urban and rural land owners.

In the UK, Brightwells annually serves more than 50 thousand businesses and members of the general public. The head office and air-conditioned sales centre is established at Easters Court, Leominster, and is one out of fourteen venues across England and Wales from which we operate.

Brightwells’ strategy is to build long-term partnerships with our customers. With their support, we aim to maximise the potential of our traditional business –through a combination of enhanced quality of service, creative marketing, knowledgeable & experienced professionals and cost efficiency –while pursuing profitable growth by migrating our customers to new ranges of auctions and services such as real-time online auctions and product sourcing. We are also relentlessly working to encourage new customers to take advantage of our quality services and experience.

We are committed to helping all of our customers succeed by becoming the leader in the delivery of auction and professional services.”

Morris J Type Body Repair

Andrew has been working tirelessly on getting the bodyshell of our 1959 Morris J Type into a position where the paint preparation guys can take over.

The body repairs are almost complete and we’ll be looking at wheeling her in to the paint shop early next week.

New Arrival: 1973 Triumph TR6

Travelling down from Leicester and arriving in our workshops today we have our 1973 Triumph TR6. An original right hand drive Triumph TR6 2.5 PI CP Series, the 150 bhp model comes finished in Sienna brown with tan interior.

Our Triumph TR6 is the last right hand drive CP Series made for the UK market, built in Sept 1973. The car comes complete with heritage letter as confirmation. The chassis CP 77716 confirms this and the last two; 77717 and 77718 were left hand drive exported.

The car is now owned by us here at Bridge Classic Cars and has been owned previously for 12 years with MOT history dated back to 1986.

The car is completed original and does require some work with a view of a full restoration some day. The car has covered 86000 miles and the last MOT expired in 2018.

The car runs well and drive’s beautifully. The bodywork is starting to age and rust in places. The front bumper has a slight crease, the seams are showing signs of rust and there are paint imperfections all round.

The interior is completely original, the seats are worn as expected.