November 2, 2022

On Its Way – 1985 Ferrari Mondial

Making its way to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop is our 1985 Ferrari Mondial.

Once it arrives, it will get a full inspection from our team of classic car technicians before we decide on a plan of action for the future of this classic car.

Robert Furniss Riding 1991 Maserati Bi-Turbo Spyder E – A Classic Car Saving Lives At Sea

One recent addition to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop comes with much more importance than first meets the eye.

Our 1991 Maserati Bi-Turbo Spyder E was previously owned by Robert Furniss Riding. Known as Bob, Robert was a hardworking man. He progressed in his banking career into the role of Group Treasurer of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Bob had a keen interest in sailing while working in the city. However, after moving to the Isle of Man, his attention turned to collecting quality cars. He ended up getting involved with numerous car clubs and was even appointed as Chairman of the Conister Trust and Manx Classic Car Club. He was also President of the Manx Motor Racing Club and he became something of a classic car enthusiast.

Bob’s car collection grew to one of considerable size. In fact, he even moved to a large country house in order to have enough garage space to keep his ever-growing collection safe.

After his sad passing in May, Bob left his car collection (worth around £1.5million) to charity. He had been a keen supporter of local charities for a while. Even after his death, Bob wanted to continue to make a difference. He had a particular passion for maritime charities (thanks to his previous love of sailing) and for charities that helped young people.

The RNLI was named the Residuary Beneficiary of the Robert Furniss Riding estate. This meant that when his collection of cars went to auction (including our Maserati), the proceeds went to the charity. The funds raised will help support them in their extremely important work of keeping people safe at sea.

1991 Maserati Bi-Turbo Spyder E

Our 1991 Maserati Bi-Turbo Spyder E is a very cool car. It is one of just 147 right-hand drive 2.8-litre Spyders made and brings a whole load of style to this modern classic.

However, what makes this car truly special is that its former owner was a hardworking individual who loved generously sharing his seemingly endless knowledge of classic cars with anyone who needed it. He supported multiple charities and has made a big difference to their operations.

Everyone at Bridge Classic Cars sends our condolences to Bob’s friends, family, and loved ones. We will make sure his Spyder is well looked after!

Our 1981 VW Scirocco Storm Won And Delivered

Adrian Fuller was the lucky winner of our 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco Storm in the live draw held on 27th October 2022 with ticket number 809.

We delivered the car to Adrian today and, as you can tell from the photo below, he looked very pleased to have won it.

We would like to congratulate Adrian once more and we wish him all the best with his new classic car.