March 28, 2022

Nostalgia – 1957 MGA Roadster in the 2000 Monte Challenge

We’ve been sent in these amazing photos of our 1957 MGA Roadster as part of its previous life.

The car took part in the Monte Challenge, a classic rally much in the spirit of the original Monte Carlo rally organised by the CRA but now part of the HERO calendar of classic car events.

The results postings for the 2000 edition show that number 47, the number was worn by our 1957 MGA 1500 Roadster, was run by Philip Swain and Frank Lyons in the 2000 edition of the rally. From this results book, we can see that the car managed 45th place overall with a little over 2hrs in accumulated penalties.

It’s always amazing to see the lives of some of the cars in our care before they found their way to us here at Bridge Classic Cars and seeing an MGA used in the way they would have been in period.

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New Van – Our Brand New 2022 Vauxhall Vivaro

It’s not every day at Bridge Classic Cars that we get new things! But on Friday we got our brand new Van.

It’s a 2022 Vauxhall Vivaro which is going to be used by our in-house transport team alongside our enclosed transport trailer for collecting and delivering the amazing projects and competition cars that we have come in and out of our Suffolk restoration workshops.

We’re looking forward to getting to know more about our new workhorse!

Coming Soon – 1999 Alfa Romeo Twin Spark

Coming soon to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop at our Suffolk HQ is this beautiful 1999 Alfa Romeo Twin Spark Spider heading to us all the way from Europe!

The car will be completely checked over and assessed by the in-house team here at Bridge Classic Cars and they will compile their reports on it.

Keep an eye out here on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more very soon on the beautiful modern classic Alfa Romeo Spider.

Industry News – Barons Auctions Moves to Online

Good friends of Bridge Classics Cars, Barons Auctions have recently announced a slight change in the way they will be conducting auctions in the future.

Barons will be changing to a live online auction platform from their new facility near Southampton. The new system will allow bids to be placed either online or by phone, which also allows commission bids. The schedule for their auctions remains on the last Friday of every month as it did at the original Sandown Park location.

It’s always been a pleasure for Bridge Classic Cars to attend their auctions as both a seller and buyer so we wish them all the very best of luck with this exciting new format of classic car auctioneering.