November 22, 2022

New Rear Panels

Classic car technicians Monty and Christian have continued their work on our 1975 Jensen Interceptor MK3. After new front panels were fitted their attention turned

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Just Arrived – 1964 Rover P5 Coupe

Another new arrival has made its way to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. The latest addition to the collection is our 1964 Rover P5 3-litre Coupe.

It will soon undergo a thorough inspection and assessment by our classic car technicians before it can move on to the next stage of its journey.

The current plan is for this to be a competition car over at Bridge Classic Cars Competitions so, if you like the look of this impressive classic car, keep an eye on the competitions website for your chance to win it.

Entry Is Now Open – 1991 Maserati Bi-Turbo Spyder E

Our very special 1991 Maserati Bi-Turbo Spyder E is now live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website.

This car was formerly owned by the late Robert Furniss Riding and was part of his collection sold at auction that raised more than £1 million for the RNLI.

Entry is now open so you can get your tickets for this beautiful classic car for just £5.

At this low price and with a story like this car has, tickets are unlikely to be available for long.

Just Arrived – 1971 Jensen FF MKII

Another rare car has recently arrived at Bridge Classic Cars in the form of our 1971 Jensen FF MKII. With only 320 of these beautiful classic cars being made, we are very excited to have one in our workshop.

After not being used for a while, the car is experiencing some issues that we will be looking to resolve.

While our 1971 Jensen FF MKII is with us, we will be replacing the original ignition with an electronic kit, replacing all spark plugs, investigating a suspected hole in the fuel tank, overhauling the cooling system, looking at some of the switches on the front console, and other investigative tasks too.

The FF (Ferguson Formula) is a rare four-wheel-drive variant of the Jensen Interceptor. At the time of its release, the FF cost around 30% more than the Interceptor and was owned by those who wanted more luxury from their car. Jensen only made the FF with an automatic gearbox to further increase the feeling of comfort and luxury the car provided its driver.

This is a beautiful example of a very rare classic car and we look forward to seeing it progress through its restoration journey with us.

Jensen 54R1 Modifications

Classic car technician Rob has, once again, been working hard on our 1959 Jensen 541R.

Rob modified the front chassis of this classic car to fit the chassis cross-member. Making sure everything fits together perfectly is extremely important so, sometimes, modifications need to be made in order to get cars like this back on the road again.

Once the modifications to the chassis had been complete, Rob went on to repair the skin fitted on the right-hand door. Once this had been repaired, he was able to fit the door onto the car. He then fitted the right-hand door skin and door too.

Rob needed to make some additional modifications to the bonnet hinges as well. He made some alloy spacers which helped him fit the bonnet to this rare 541R.

The modifications weren’t quite complete just yet though, as Rob had to also modify the boot lid to ensure it fit the car perfectly.

This type of work, where our classic car technicians have to handcraft and modify components in their restoration work, shows how skilled our workshop team is. Technicians like Rob are able to complete this type of work only because they have years of experience to call upon and they are well-equipped to restore a rare car like this from the ground up.

Classic car technician Rob will continue his work on our 1959 Jensen 541R and we are very excited to see it continue to make progress through its restoration journey. Seeing classic cars like this evolve from an empty chassis to the final product that drives out of the workshop is an exciting process to see.

We are looking forward to seeing the rest of the Jensen restoration journey take place and we hope to see this beautiful classic car back with its owner and on the road in the future.

New Rear Panels

Classic car technicians Monty and Christian have continued their work on our 1975 Jensen Interceptor MK3.

After new front panels were fitted their attention turned to the rear of the car. Monty and Christian removed the rear quarter before fitting new panels in its place. Some of the new panel pieces needed to be made by the two technicians to ensure they fit perfectly onto the car.

To make sure everything was installed correctly, Monty referred to photographs taken of the car during the old panel removal process. He was then able to double-check everything he was doing as the new panels were installed.

Our 1975 Jensen Interceptor MK3 continues to make progress towards how it will eventually look when it is fully restored. It has already come a long way since it first arrived with us here at Bridge Classic Cars and, as work continues, it will become an even more eye-catching classic car.

Paint Repairs – 1998 Mercedes E240

Our 1998 Mercedes E240 has been in the Bridge Classic Cars paint shop with classic car technician Mauro recently.

Mauro stripped parts of the car down in preparation for paint repairs to be completed. As you can see from the photos below, the main area of focus was on the off-side rear door.

Once Mauro had stripped the door and appropriately prepped it, the paint repairs could be done.

Our 1998 Mercedes E240 already has an improved look since it first arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop and we are looking forward to seeing the finished product very soon.

A Leaking Steering Rack

The steering rack of our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 is leaking and needs to be rebuilt!

To rectify the issue, we have securely packaged it up and have sent it off to our steering rack specialist who will be able to find the cause of the leak and fix it ready for us to reinstall the steering rack back into the car.

As experienced and highly skilled as our classic car technicians are, sometimes we call on our friends to assist in some of the restoration work we do here at Bridge Classic Cars. We have a large network of contacts who specialise in various areas of the automotive industry.

As a result, we are confident that the steering rack of our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 will be back with us very soon and the car will be one step closer to getting back out onto the road with its owner.

The photos below show the steering rack being packaged and ready to be sent to our steering rack specialist.

New Year’s Car Rally

The New Year’s Car Rally was a great success! Read our thoughts on it here.

Here are some of the highlights:

Welcome in the New Year with Bridge Classic Cars.

You are invited to our New Year’s car meet and rally.

We will be meeting at the Bridge Classic Cars workshops for a 9am start where snacks and hot drinks will be available.

Bridge Classic Cars, The Nursery, Main Road, Pettistree, Woodbridge, IP13 0HH.

Then at 10:30am, the rally will begin as we travel, in convoy, through the Suffolk countryside.

We will arrive at Friday Street Kitchen for a quick pit stop!

From there, we continue en-route to our final stop at The White Hart in Blythburgh for a traditional Sunday lunch. Number’s at the restaurant are limited so please ensure you book with us below to avoid disappointment.

If you just want to join us for the meet at our premises that’s perfectly fine too.

And don’t be put off by the unpredictable January weather, all cars are welcome!

Have a look at our upcoming competitions, take in our brand new bar and browse through our Bridge Classic Cars workshops. We will be on hand to give you a warm welcome.

The route will be a scenic route via the country roads and will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

If you are planning on attending our New Year’s Car Rally, please register your interest on the form below so we know how many people (and cars) we will be expecting. You can book a meet and rally ticket only or one that includes a lunch booking.

Reserve Your Place

Assessment Of Our 1975 MGB GT V8

Our 1975 MGB GT V8 has been undergoing its initial checks and assessment by classic car technician Steve.

When any classic vehicle arrives at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, it is thoroughly inspected and assessed to identify any restoration work that may need to be carried out before the car is ready to move on through its restoration journey, back to its owner, or over to Bridge Classic Cars Competitions for someone to win.

Some of the tasks that were completed to make sure everything is as it should be on this beautiful classic car include Steve checking and cleaning the rear brakes as well as cleaning the sump and engine gasket surfaces before reassembling them.

While Steve was working on our 1975 MGB GT V8, he noticed that there appeared to be coolant leaking from the car. To find the cause of the leak, he removed the inlet manifold and water pump rear housing. Once these were removed, Steve was able to identify that there were actually two leaks – one coming from the inlet manifold gasket and the other from the steel heater pipe under the manifold.

Steve’s inspection and assessment of our MGB GT V8 will continue until he is completely satisfied that the car is ready to move on to the next chapter of its story.

If you can see yourself as the new owner of our 1975 MGB GT V8, then keep an eye on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website as, at some point in the near future, it will be one of the impressive classic vehicles you can win for yourself.

In the meantime though, it will continue its stay in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop while Steve and the rest of the workshop team continue making sure it drives as good as it looks!