February 15, 2022

Breathing Easy – Fitting the New Mangolite Air Filter to the 1970 Jaguar E Type Series 2 Coupe

The team at Bridge Classic Cars always like to see a familiar face. Just like this, the 1970 Jaguar E Type Series 2 Coupe which we did some work on last year.

This visit is for our workshop team to fit a new Mangoletsi air filter to the classic Jaguar. Now that the car could breathe a bit better, we had booked the car in with our friends over at Hangar 111 to get the E Type on their Rolling Road.

With the car safely strapped down, the team at Hangar 111 could work on getting the carburettors of the E Type perfectly set for the car.

Hush Hush – 2022 Williams FW44 at The Hush House

Williams F1 has just released their lastest 2022 season livery. Along with it looking absolutely brilliant, does the background look familiar? Well, this was shot in the hush house.

The old engine testing complex on the same site as our secure storage facility, The Hangar.

We shot our very own racing car in the same spot! The 1972 Chevron B20 Formula 2 racer last year for Collecting Cars.

Click the link below to watch our video for the Chevron B20 in the same place as the FW44.


Moving Forward – Fabrication Work on the 1978 MGB GT Begins

The metalwork on the 1978 Blaze Orange MGB GT has begun!

All of the new panels and pieces have arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop for the team to begin work on the classic 1970s sports car. Once all of the welding is complete on the car, it will then be turned over to our body shop to make sure every line and curve on the car is absolutely perfect.

There will be more updates on the 1978 Blaze Orange MGB GT very soon

The Start of Something Great – Work Begins on the 1970 Bristol 411

This 1970 Bristol 411 which has been stored at our secure storage facility, The Hangar, has been moved to our Pettistree workshop for work to begin on this amazing project.

This car was acquired by us for a customer based in Europe who has asked to carry out a series of works on the car including a left-hand drive conversion which we are getting asked more and more by clients if we can carry out. But before any of that work can begin, our teams will check the entire car over.

The first step is to get the car running. Our workshop technician have had to a light recommission of the to get it running and make sure that all the systems work correctly such as cooling and oiling. The technicians have reported that all was okay once the V8 had been run up to temperature and sat happily at temperature. The other piece that our workshop have completed is reinstating the chrome core support guard which carries the cars build plate, this is now safely back on the car for all to see.

This is going to be a very exciting project for the Bridge Classic Cars workshop on an amazing car.

This Just In – 1958 Morris Minor 1000

The latest arrival into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop at our Suffolk HQ is this stunning 1959 Morris Minor 1000.

The owner has asked us to go through the car for a series of jobs that need doing. Which include brakes, alignment, engine set-up and a full inspection before an MOT.

As part of that inspection, it will be looked at by the various in-house departments here at Bridge Classic Cars and reported on.

Expect to see more on this wonderful Morris Minor very soon here on the Bridge Classic Cars news page.

Behind The Scenes – Shooting the 1979 Triumph Spitfire

This is probably the best condition and best sounding Triumph Spitfire we have ever come across!

Our marketing manager, Freddie, absolutely fell in love with this car during the photoshoot and it’s easy to see how. Finished in a perfect shade of Inca Yellow, this 1979 Triumph Spitfire instantly stands out. The matching black wheels and interior just help to contrast the amazing condition of the paintwork on this car.

As Freddie drove it from our secure storage Hangar, he noticed the best part of the sports car. It’s upgraded sports exhaust. With the top down, even in the middle of winter, the noise was infectious. The Spitfire is a corner stone of the British sports car enthusiasm since its introduction in the early 1960s. The gearbox was precise and balanced, with the added benefit overdrive on the 3rd and 4th gears, making this car all the more useable.

And, it could be yours. Bridge Classic Cars Competitions wants you to have this very car. Head over to the Bridgew Classic Cars Competitions website to get your tickets!