April 13, 2022

This Just In – 1985 Porsche 911

Today, the Bridge Classic Cars workshop team at our Suffolk restoration HQ welcomed this beautiful 1985 Porsche 911SC.

The car, finished in black with a black/red interior, will go through our various restoration teams in order to be completely inspected and assessed to then compile their report on the mechanical and aesthetic condition of this classic aircooled Porsche.

Keep an eye out here on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates on the 1985 Porsche 911.

Clear View – New Wipers on the 2016 Range Rover Sport

The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport belonging to our director Gordon has popped into the workshop recently to replace the wiper blades front and rear.

Since the current cold snap, he noticed the wipers weren’t clearing the screen as they should so a new set were ordered up and fitted by the workshop at Bridge Classic Cars.

Key Pieces – Repairs on the 1969 Morris Minor Convertible

The 1969 Morris Minor Convertible has been in the Bridge Classic Cars fabrication shop to have the necessary repairs carried out to the body and parts of the structure beneath the car.

The fabrication shop has been meticulous but also sympathetic to the process in order to make the car not only aesthetical right but structurally sound and secure for our body teams to work from to refine and perfect the beautiful shape of a classic Morris Minor.

Multiple areas of corrosion in key locations were discovered and repaired using the best methods possible and only sympathetically focusing on those specific areas which had been affected.

First Fit – Beginning the New 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona Carpet Set

The in-house trim shop at Bridge Classic Cars have begun the process of creating the one-off carpet set for the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona.

Our trimmer Lydia has been working on the project to create the bespoke carpets. To begin with, she took the original carpets which were removed from the car during its teardown at the start of the project and laid them back into the car to create a layout and map of which panels needed to be bound and where but also this was done to refine the sizes of each piece to create a final product as close to an original Daytona interior as possible.

Once the pieces had been laid out, they were taken upstairs to our in-house trim shop to be transferred onto the new carpet material. Finished in dark green with matching edging. The original pieces were used as templates and refined to get the best fit into the Daytona.

The largest piece was for the rear of the Arrow, these were test fit into the car to take into account the many recesses and compartments particular to Arrow Daytonas.

Progress – Body Repairs to the 1978 MGB GT Continue

The restoration team at Bridge Classic Cars have made good progress on the body repairs to the 1978 MGB GT which is in for restoration.

The team have been systematically and methodically working through the classic sports car to get the shell into the best shape possible before it is taken into our body team to be refinished further.

Rob, one of our technicians, has been carefully removing any areas of the car which hold any current or questionable corrosion and replacing them with replacement panels or hand fabricated patch panels to ensure that the whole car is back to being in solid metal.

Included in that, is reskinning the doors. The outer skin on one particular door had become heavily corroded but the frame it was attached to was in solid condition. So, Rob carefully removed the old skin and fit up the new replacement stamping which will be welded in and finished.

Piece Together – Interior Pieces for the 1955 Jensen 541

The Bridge Classic Cars in-house trim team have been continuing on the hand-made one-off interior for the 1959 Jensen 541R Princess Grey.

Lydia has been working on getting the centre console and rear seats finished up for this particular 541R. Finished in all matching red, this interior for Princess Grey is going to look absolutely incredible when back in the car.

Each piece has been individually cut, stitched and finished to ensure the best possible fit and final result for the classic Jensen.

This Just In – 2007 Jaguar XKR

This gorgeous 2007 Jaguar XKR has just arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars Suffolk HQ to go into our restoration workshop.

The car will be going through our various in-house departments to be inspected and assessed to compile their report on the condition of this future classic and see if anything needs doing to the big supercharged Jaguar.

Keep an eye out on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates on the 2007 Jaguar XKR.

All By Hand – Hand Stitching Dash Pieces for the 1970 Bristol 411

The trim team at Bridge Classic Cars have been working alongside the workshop team on the left-hand-drive conversion of the 1970 Bristol 411.

In the last update, we showed you getting the dash panel pieces test fit into the car but our trimmer Lydia took some detailed photos showing the process of hand-cutting and stitching these beautiful black leather pieces together to make the final covers.

Headed Home – 2015 Ford Mustang Heads Home from Storage

The wonderful 2015 Ford Mustang GT which has been stored at our secure storage facility, The Hangar, over the winter is heading home for the summer months to be enjoyed by its owner.

The car has been with us for a few months during the wet, cold months at our classic and collectable car storage location where it has been looked after and maintained by the team in preparation for the dawn of summer to come. Now, with that day finally here. The car was brought out of storage to be cleaned, prepared and ready for its owner to collect.

It’s sad to see it go but we hope to see the Mustang back soon to join the other wonderful cars that we have in our secure storage facility.

If you have a classic or collectable car and are in need of storage space, check out our storage page and get in touch with the team!

Out & About – 1972 Jaguar E-Type Used in a Wedding

This stunning 1972 Jaguar E-Type, which was restored and recommissioned by the Bridge Classic Cars team, took pride of place on a very special day recently.

The car, which belongs to our friend Ben, was used in a special wedding recently and what a perfect choice of classic car to be used for such an occasion. The car, which was rebuilt and recommissioned by the restoration teams here at our Suffolk HQ, looked absolutely magnificent as it always does.

On An Adventure – 1973 Triumph TR6 Begins Its Road Trip

The 1973 Triumph TR6 that has been restored by us here at Bridge Classic Cars has begun its newest adventure.

The Magenta TR6 was built for our friend Stephen Norman by our restoration workshop who recently came to our Suffolk HQ to test and shakedown the car ahead of its use on his planned holiday.

The car was delivered by us just outside of Folkstone where its owner awaited the arrival of this very special classic TR6. The car is going to be road tripped to the South of France for several week’s holiday, taking in the sights and sounds of a beautiful holiday in one of the most stunning locations in Europe.

Safe travels! and we can’t wait to see the TR6 enjoying the sun.

This Just In – 1959 Jensen 541R

The Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshop at our Suffolk HQ have welcomed this beautiful 1959 Jensen 541R for our teams to carry out a series of jobs for its owner.

Apart from its stunning colour combination, this is a beautiful example of the 541R and the teams are looking forward to sorting out a few niggles on the car which the owner has highlighted. Due to our long history of working on and refining the 541 family, the car will be gone through by our restoration teams to update certain aspects of the car and to also make sure its original features work perfectly and look perfect.

Keep an eye out here on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates on the 1959 Jensen 541R.