September 8, 2022

At Home – Our 2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed at Its New Home in Scotland

Our 2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed has made its way from the Bridge Classic Cars HQ here in Suffolk all the way up to Scotland with its excited new owner, Terry.

Terry won the stunning Bentley last week with his winning ticket 1630! We want to wish him many happy miles with this masterpiece in luxury and performance.

Spotted – The 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona Photographed On Its Way Home

The 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona was spotted by a member of local classic car group, East Coast Retros, on its way back to our Suffolk HQ.

The Daytona had a short trip out to one of our trusted specialists to check over a couple of the systems on the car before the team fire it up for the first time and begin to test the car properly.

Fixed – Fixing the Exhaust on the 1969 Morris Minor Convertible

The workshop team have been working on the underside of the 1969 Morris Minor Convertible recently.

The team have been cleaning up the exhaust flange thoroughly and then resealed the downpipe and allowing it to cure after being correctly secured and tightened down.

Also, the team have found some areas of corrosion on the underside of the car which will be repaired and fixed up by the team.

Updates – Working on the 1991 VW Transporter T4

The workshop team at Bridge Classic Cars have been working their way through the list of jobs on the 1991 Volkswagen T4 Transporter.

The first job, was to work on the rear suspension on the T4. The rear sat considerably higher than the front, so the customer has asked the team to sort it out. Thanks to the bountiful aftermarket, the team will be replacing the set of springs for the camper. The heavy-duty, stiff springs will be taken out of the car and replaced with a new set of lowering springs which allow the same support but lowering the ride height at the back of the van.

After that, the team could work on getting the cold start sorted which had been reported by the customer as not working. The team found the cable had seized but after being reworked the team got it to start working again and tested.

Finally, the team have reshimmed the power steering and adjusted the alternator belt.

A Meeting of Classic and Interesting Cars

This is an informal meeting in the grounds of the beautiful Little Easton Manor.

The event is open to everyone, you don’t have to have a classic car to come, so pop in for lunch and to view all the cars on show.

Refreshments are available from 9am to 4pm at the Tea Room. 

Live music act 

The Manor Bar will open and serving drinks from 11.30am.

Open to all classic and interesting cars. Provided that the ground is dry enough, you will be able to park on the grass outside the barn.

This is a residential area, so please drive carefully.

Please book your car in so we they reserve you a place.

Classic cars will be guided to their parking place, general parking will be in the rear field.

“Please note: Food and drink is provided by The Tea Room at The Manor and The Manor Bar.  We would kindly ask you not to bring your own food and drink.  Should you wish to bring your own, then a corkage will be charged on anything you choose to bring in (including food, soft drinks and alcohol).” 

Repaired – Repairing the Subframe for the 1955 Jensen 541 ‘Number 8’

The subframe for the 1955 Jensen 541 ‘Number 8’ has been reworked by the Bridge Classic Cars team.

The part was in need of some repairs and revisions so was taken to the bench for the restoration technicians to rework. The team have completely remade some of the tabs and mounts which will be needed for it to be reattached to the frame while also reinforcing certain areas.

Reassembly – Putting the 2005 Suzuki Every Coming Back Together

The paint and body team have been working hard on the 2005 Suzuki Every.

The freshly repainted body has been carefully put back together as part of its aesthetic overhaul. The team have put the freshly painted and refined bumpers as well as the front and rear lights put in and aligned along with the trim work.