We recently had a customer visit us at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. While he was here, we couldn’t help but notice his TVR parked up outside.
As you can see from the photos below, it is a great-looking car and one that we will definitely hope to see again very soon.
Our 1984 Suzuki GSX 400T is almost at the end of its restoration journey.
Although there is still some work to be done, as you can see from the photos below, it’s looking good already.
We have recently welcomed a 1977 Lambretta LI150 Special Jet 150 into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.
As you can see from the photos below, it certainly has a lot of character and will no doubt get lots of attention when it’s out on the road.
It will now undergo a full inspection and assessment before a plan is put together for its future.
Back in 2017, the world-renowned designer Ralph Lauren sat down with CARJAM TV to discuss his incredible car collection.
With around 60 cars, this collection is something of a museum dedicated to automotive history. Included in the dream garage are a 1938 Bugatti, a 1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa, and a 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago.
If you’ve ever wondered what a $350 million car collection looks like, this might give you a bit more of an idea.
The rebuild of our competition 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 has continued recently with more work being completed.
Having an E-Type as a classic car to be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions is an exciting project and we are very much looking forward to it being won by its new owner in the near future.
For now, though, the installation of the chrome work has begun, and the lights have been fitted. The dashboard installation process has also begun.
More updates on this extremely exciting project are coming very soon…
Last night, we welcomed more than 100 car enthusiasts to The Atelier at Bridge Classic Cars for our Sunset Classic Car & Bike Meet.
Everyone here had a great time and enjoyed spending time with some familiar faces (and a whole load of new ones too).
The weather was ideal for a sunset car meet, with sunshine, no rain, and a glorious sunset that made the collection of beautiful vehicles look even better in the dying light.
As well as cars and bikes to admire, we also had food, drink, and some music too. The atmosphere was relaxed and everyone in attendance certainly seemed to enjoy showing off their cars as well as admiring others.
We would like to thank everyone who joined us last night and we hope to see you again at some of our upcoming events.
Here at Bridge Classic Cars, we see a wide range of stunning vintage and classic cars. We also get to see some extremely interesting vehicles too.
One intriguing car that we have recently taken into storage at our secure facility, The Hangar, is a Morris Minor Hot Rod. Seeing how modified the car is, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t immediately recognise it as a Morris Minor. However, after being converted into a Hot Rod, there’s no denying that it is undoubtedly an attention-grabbing vehicle.
We offer vehicle storage for whatever car you deem to be special. From rare Aston Martins to Morris Minor Hot Rods, we love welcoming vehicles with a great story into the workshop or The Hangar.
As you can see from the photos below, this Hot Rod definitely has a story to tell.
RM Sotheby’s have recently announced that a once-in-a-generation collection of “barn find” Ferraris will be going to auction on 17th August 2023. The 20 Ferraris, which have been named “The Lost & Found Collection“, will be going under the hammer during Monterey Car Week held in Monterey, California.
Untouched for decades, the incredible group of Ferraris has been tucked up in a secure warehouse in downtown Speedway, Indiana since 2004. It seems somewhat fitting that cars of this pedigree have still been within touching distance of an icon of motor racing (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) despite being out of sight from collectors, restorers, and the general public.
A warehouse with 20 Ferraris inside is no doubt an impressive sight to behold. However, you’d be forgiven for not instantly recognising that some of these machines have been involved in some of the world’s most famous races such as Le Mans, the Targa Florio, and the Mille Miglia. Equally, it wouldn’t be immediately obvious that a Ferrari formerly owned by royalty has sat in a warehouse not getting the time and attention it so rightfully deserves.
Perhaps, the most pressing question is simply how did these 20 vintage Ferraris end up in an Indiana warehouse left to gather dust in the first place?
Back in 2004, Hurricane Charley caused massive destruction along the coast of Florida. It was during the storm that this stunning collection of Ferraris first came into sight, after the barn they were stored in since 1990 partially collapsed. It was at this point that they were very carefully moved and placed in the warehouse in Indiana which is where they have been ever since.
The Lost & Found Collection is expected to attract car enthusiasts from all walks of life. In what must be the ultimate dream for any collector, this ultimate “barn find” will certainly generate lots of attention from potential buyers.
Rob Myers, the man behind RM Sotheby’s said:
“While a select group of Ferrari collectors knew about the existence of these extraordinary cars, the rest of the world remained unaware. This represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for enthusiasts to acquire these iconic Ferraris, some of which have participated in renowned races. Most of these lost Ferraris remain untouched, preserving their purity and original condition since the day they were acquired—a true embodiment of the ‘barn find’ concept. It is the first time that RM Sotheby’s has presented a barn find collection of this magnitude to the market.”
The Lost & Found Collection includes some very special vehicles including:
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale by Pinin Farina – One of four 250 GT Coupes built by Pinin Farina in 1956 with Superamerica-style coachwork, this car was sold brand new by the factory to its first owner, King Mohamed V of Morocco. Traces of its breathtaking original colour combination of Celeste with a Nero roof over a Naturale Connoly leather interior, as well as the presence of its numbers-matching V-12, make this Speciale a tantalizing restoration candidate Estimate: $1,700,000 – $2,300,000 (approx £1.3 – £1.8 million)
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy by Scaglietti – Making its debut on the Ferrari stand at the XLVII Torino Motor Show, this 275 GTB participated in the 1966 Targa Florio with Luciano Conti (publisher of Italy’s Autosprint magazine) and co-driver Vittorio Venturi. Notably, this was the first “long-nose” 275 GTB to be fitted with a low-weight alloy body and six carburettors. Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,500,000 (approx £1.6 – £1.9 million)
1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I by Pinin Farina – If an automobile could talk, the weathered chassis of this Ferrari 500 Mondial would have an incredible story to tell—in no small part because it has the most extensive racing history of the 20 cars offered. Originally clothed in Pinin Farina Spider coachwork, it was sold new to Scuderia Guastalla principal Franco Cornacchia for the use of ex-Scuderia Ferrari driver Franco Cortese. Significantly, Cortese and co-driver Perruchini achieved 4th in class (14th overall) at the 1954 Mille Miglia. Subsequently rebodied by Scaglietti, further notable races include a Benzoni-Naust effort at the 1956 Targa Florio. Estimate: $1,200,000 – $1,600,000 (approx £944,00 – £1.2 million)
1978 Ferrari 512 BB Competizione – This Ferrari 512 BB Competizione is one of three factory-specified examples prepared for the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans. Entered by Luigi Chinetti Sr./ NART as race #87 and driven by Jacques Guérin, Jean-Pierre Delaunay, and Gregg Young, the car managed an impressive showing, completing over 19 hours and 232 laps before retirement. Appearing largely as it did when it left the Circuit de la Sarthe, this Ferrari boasts a short ownership chain of just two private caretakers. Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,800,000 (approx £1.4 – 2.2 million)
1978 Ferrari 512 BB Competizione
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy by Scaglietti
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale by Pinin Farina
1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe Series I by Pinin Farina
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina
1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I by Pinin Farina
1965 Ferrari 275 GTS by Pininfarina
1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti
1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT by Scaglietti
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Series II by Pinin Farina
1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 by Pininfarina
1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II by Pininfarina
1976 Ferrari 308 GTB ‘Vetroresina’ by Scaglietti
1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 by Pininfarina
1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series I ‘Interim’ by Pininfarina
1980 Ferrari 512 BB
1991 Ferrari Testarossa
1977 Ferrari 400 Automatic