December 5, 2022

A New Ignition Coil

Classic car technician Dave has been continuing his work on our extremely rare 1905 Riley 9HP. After recently trial-fitting the wooden bodywork, Dave has, once

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Our 2005 Chrysler Crossfire Delivered

The lucky winner of our 2005 Chrysler Crossfire recently took delivery of his new car.

Stephen Paul was randomly selected as the lucky winner of this Dr Who related car with ticket number 525 in our live draw held on Thursday, 24th November 2022.

Everyone at Bridge Classic Cars would like to congratulate Stephen again on winning this special car.

As this was a special competition with our best-ever odds, we had a great time during the live draw and, as you can see from the pictures below, the whole team was excited to be a part of it.

An Amphicar Comes To Bridge Classic Cars

It’s not every day that you get to see an amphibious car up close. However, we were lucky enough to do just that when a 1964 Amphicar 7-70 came to visit the Bridge Classic Cars workshop recently.

This is a very interesting car and it will likely be returning to us very soon so we can complete some work on it for its owner.

Seeing interesting vehicles like this in the workshop is always exciting so we look forward to welcoming this 1964 Amphicar 7-70 back very soon.

Our 1957 Jensen 541R Returns (Briefly)

We recently welcomed our 1957 Jensen 541R back into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

It was only a short visit but our team of classic car technicians was still able to resolve a couple of issues the owner was experiencing.

Classic car technician Dave turned his attention to resolving a rattle coming from the driver’s door of this rare classic car as well as investigating and resolving an oil leak.

Dave resolved both issues and, as quickly as it arrived, our 1957 Jensen 541R was leaving us once more. As you can see from the photos below though, its owner, Jeorg, was very happy with the quick turnaround.

Having any Jensen in the workshop is something we thoroughly enjoy, but having one as beautiful as this one is extra special and we hope to keep updated with its adventures in the future.

Another New Arrival – 1973 Triumph TR6

We have recently welcomed yet another classic car to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop in the form of our 1973 Triumph TR6.

As with all cars that come to us, our team of classic car technicians will give it a thorough inspection and assessment before making a plan of action for its future.

This will ultimately be a competition car through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions but, before that, we will certainly enjoy having it with us until a new owner is found in the very near future.

Just Arrived 1975 MG B GT V8

Everyone knows that we love a classic MG here at Bridge Classic Cars. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that one of the latest additions to our workshop is our 1975 MG B GT V8.

This will eventually be a competition car that will be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions. However, before that happens, our team of experienced and skilled classic car technicians will put it through a thorough inspection and assessment.

We love an MG and this looks to be a great example of why we do.

Throttle Cable Adjusted

Our 1985 Ferrari Mondial is going to be a big part of our Bridge Classic Cars Festive Live Draw. With one lucky person going to win this beautiful classic car in time for Christmas, our workshop team are working hard to make sure everything is working as it should be.

Classic car technician Steve has been giving our Ferrari Mondial a thorough inspection and assessment. While he was doing so, he adjusted the throttle cable as he wasn’t satisfied with its current performance.

With our 1985 Ferrari Mondial going live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website very soon, you can be sure that it will be ready to go for its new owner to win on Thursday 22nd December at our Festive Live Draw.

A New Ignition Coil

Classic car technician Dave has been continuing his work on our extremely rare 1905 Riley 9HP.

After recently trial-fitting the wooden bodywork, Dave has, once again, turned his attention to getting our Riley 9HP up and running.

Dave has installed a new (and much improved) ignition coil set up into this very special classic car. With this latest addition, our 1905 Riley 9HP continues to move closer to being started up and ready to drive once more.

The Restoration Continues – 1959 Jensen 541R

Our workshop team have been hard at work with the restoration of our 1959 Jensen 541R.

Lydia has been stripping various interior parts ready for them to be re-covered and fully restored to their former glory. Brian has also been working on the interior of our Jensen 541R. He repaired the rear quarter panel top wood section. He did this by first marking out the side window surround panels and rear window top panel. He then cut out the new panels and the new rear quarter panel wood.

These wood sections were screwed together to form the rear quarter top panels. Brian then cut out the rear quarter side panels from mill board before bending the panel to shape. He then glued and stapled the side panels to the top panels.

The kick panels were then marked and cut out as were the glovebox end panels. Brian then went on to cut out the footwell panel and rear boot trim panel.

While Lydia and Brian were working on the interior of this rare classic car, Al was repairing and rebuilding the underneath of the bonnet.

Classic car technician Paul prepared the front upright bearing spindle for crack testing too.

Chirs has also been working on our Jensen 541R. He has been completing fibreglass work, filler work and panel gapping. Chris also removed the panels from the chassis so that it can be sent away for sandblasting.

Some components of our 1959 Jensen 541R have been refurbished and will soon be ready to be re-installed in the car as it continues to make good progress through its restoration journey.

Progress Continues On Our 1971 Jensen FF MKII

Our 1971 Jensen FF MKII has had the attention of classic car technician Jon recently.

The first job Jon completed was to remove the old distributor and replace it with a new one. He also re-routed the speedo cable and fitted a new fuel filter too.

Jon went on to strip, clean, and inspect the brakes of this very impressive-looking classic car.

The cooling system of our Jensen FF was drained by Jon too. So he could gain access to the water pump and thermostat, he had to remove some of the components surrounding them. This gave Jon the opportunity to thoroughly inspect each component and replace any that were no longer in full working order.

All hoses were removed and all mating surfaces were cleaned.

Jon continued his work on our 1971 Jensen FF MKII by making a new gasket for the thermo housing. The cooling system was flushed and blown out too.

The grill was removed so Jon could access and remove the a/c fan.

The coolant pipe was found to be badly corroded so this needed to be cut and modified to resolve this issue. Once the new pipe was cut and painted, the whole system was refitted to the car.

Jon’s work on the cooling system of our 1971 Jensen FF MKII carried on with a new fan switch being fitted, rewiring the fans, and filling the system vacuum with the old coolant that was saved earlier in the process.

Work on the car wasn’t done yet though as Jon went on to remove the fuel tank. He did this to investigate the leak that the owner of the car says happens when the tank is full. Jon’s investigation began by pressure testing the fuel tank. A hole was found in the tank seam once the rust was removed.

Classic car technician Jon cleaned and prepared the new parts that will be needed to fit the new fuel tank. The tank straps were sanded and painted and a new filler neck hose was shaped ready to be fitted.

A new electric fuel pump was installed in our 1971 FF MKII. For this to happen, Jon prepped the area by removing the rear seat so he could secure the new mounts through the floor. The mechanical fuel pump was removed and a blanking plate and gasket were made, painted, and fitted.

Jon’s attention then turned to the wiring that leads to the new fuel pump. The fuel pipes were replaced and joined at the front while armouring was used in places to make sure the wiring was properly protected.

Jon has put a lot of time, effort, and skill into our 1971 Jensen FF MKII lately. Lots of progress has been made and work will continue until this beautiful classic car is ready to drive out of the workshop and get back on the road with its owner.

More Work On Our 1975 MGB GT V8

Classic car technician Steve has continued his work on our 1975 MGB GT V8. As this will soon be a competition car on Bridge Classic Cars Competitions, the workshop team are making sure it is working as it should and is ready to be won by its new owner in the near future.

Steve noticed a dent in the sump which he removed and repaired before reinstalling back onto this beautiful classic MG. As well as fixing the dent in the sump, Steve also fitted a new timing cover and water pump rear housing. This was to replace the corroded and leaking housing that Steve found on the car during his initial inspection and assessment.

The engine of this classic car has been put back together now too which has given the car a big leap forwards toward being ready to leave us and get back out on the road.

Steve wasn’t done yet though as he went on to fit a new exhaust mount and clamp as well as new rear shackle bushes too.

Work continues on our 1975 MGB GT V8 and it won’t be long before it goes live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website ready for someone to win. This will no doubt be a very popular competition but, until then, our workshop team will continue getting it ready for its new owner.

Checking Over Our 1988 Jaguar XJS Convertible

It may have only been in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop for a short while but classic car technician Scott has already been busy getting his assessment and inspection of our 1988 Jaguar XJS Convertible underway.

Scott noticed an oil leak during his checks so he spent some time looking for the source of the leak. He also gave the car a thorough looking at to look for any areas of corrosion. Any areas found have been reported and will be resolved while the XJS Convertible is in the workshop.

The diff and gearbox oil were also checked. Scott replaced the diff oil before replacing the broken grease nipple on the drive shaft.

Scott then went on to remove and clean the coolant level sensor before continuing his checks on the rest of the car.

Our 1988 Jaguar XJS Convertible will continue undergoing its checks and assessment as well as having any issues found resolved by our team of classic car technicians. Classic Jaguars like this are always enjoyable to have in the workshop so we will certainly make the most of having this one with us.