October 5, 2021

Getting to the Root of the Issue – Rust Assessment on the 1984 Jaguar XJ Bonnet.

The bonnet on this 1984 Jaguar XJ is currently in with the Bridge Classic Cars paint and body teams to look into a rust issue on both the bonnet and the boot.

First off, the depth that the rust extends to needs to be assessed by the teams and a plan made. Currently, our expert painter Matt believes a lot of it can be cleaned up but some parts may need more attention.

Look out for more updates on the XJ on our news page very soon!

Out and About – VW Type 2 Campervan

Whilst out on the original photo shoot for our 1965 Amphicar, our Marketing manager Freddie snapped this photo.

It’s a stunning VW Type 2 Camper. There’s something just so charming about these vans that are beloved by young and old that crosses all divides. This one is finished really nicely and obviously is loved by its owner.

Ground Up – Reupholstering the Rear Seat Doors on the 1973 Jaguar E Type Series 3 Roadster

The Bridge Classic Cars in-house trim team have worked their magic yet again. This time recovering the rear seat doors on the 1973 Jaguar E Type Series 3 Roadster.

Kath, one of the trim experts, carefully deconstructed the original panels not only to find out how they were originally made but to try and save as much of the original piece if possible. Kath managed to even save the original hardware and hinges for the piece.

After refinishing the wooden cores of the panels, Kath could then start to get the new coverings fit just right for such a hand-made sportscar. After this, it was time to put the body-coloured piping onto the new material.

After the pieces had been perfectly readied to go into the car it was time to get the original hardware Kath had removed looking just as good. Kath carefully prepped each piece for a new coat of paint to go along with the rest of the panel in terms of the finish and quality.

Expect to see more of this incredible, one-off E Type on our News Page very soon.

Home From Its Travels – The 2021 Lotus Elise Sport 240 Final Edition Back at Bentwaters

The charity Lotus Elise has been out doing its promotional tour recently. This time it had been at the Royal Norwich Golf Course to raise awareness for the Norwich City Community Support Foundation and the incredibly important work they do out in the community.

This stunning example of the final run of the fabled sports car is still up for grabs on our competition site! All of the proceeds will be going straight to NCCSF to help them support young people in the community get into sport.

Just click here and buy your ticket!