Our 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 is live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website.
This is our biggest-ever competition and one that we are extremely excited about. The Jaguar E-Type is one of the most recognisable and iconic classic cars. Even Enzo Ferrari himself described it as “the most beautiful car in the world” so this is an amazing opportunity to win your very own piece of automotive history.
Our E-Type came to us as a stalled restoration which is being completed by our team of classic car technicians ready for it to be won by its lucky new owner.
Another new arrival entered the Bridge Classic Cars workshop earlier this week in the form of our 1926 Clyno Tourer.
The car has been stored by its owner for several years so is now coming into us to check over and get back into drivable condition.
We have had multiple older cars enter the workshop recently and this is another beautiful 20s model.
Classic car technician Steve has been servicing our 1935 Wolseley Super Hornet Special. It only arrived in the last couple of days but Steve has already got straight to work.
Multiple grease nipples were greased, and the brakes were checked, cleaned, and adjusted. Steve went on to put new engine oil in and replace the spark plugs. The gearbox and diff oils were also replaced as part of the service.
The engine of our Ford Transit MKII Tipper has been in the care of classic car technician Steve recently as he has been stripping the engine. While stripping the engine, Steve found that the coolant passages were blocked and it had a damaged bore so will need reboring along with new pistons.
Steve also found the old gasket sealer at the bottom of the sump, before various engine parts were vapour blasted.
The heater box was stripped, cleaned, and its internal parts were recommissioned before the centre dash console was cleaned too. The heater vents also underwent a big clean.
While Steve was working on the engine, classic car technician had the wheels of our Tipper in the paint shop where he primed them ready for painting.
Our 1959 Jensen 541R has continued to make good progress as its interior is coming together nicely. Both Brian and Lydia have been working hard to make the interior of the car look as good as the exterior.
They have made and fitted the carpet for the boot lid. They also made the patterns and trial-fitted the interior carpets before cutting these out and fitting the carpets too. Edges were sewn before the kick panel boards and carpet were made and fitted too.
Sound deadening was cut out and fitted to the bulkhead and to the gearbox tunnel before Brian made a wooden bracket for the interior light. Brian went on to cut out vinyl for the rear pockets and he glued leather to the subframes while fitting the sill carpets.
Classic car technician Mauro has been painting our 1973 Triumph Tr6. Before he put a new coat of paint on this eye-catching classic car, he prepped the vehicle before priming it.
Once prepped and primed, Mauro painted the TR6 so it is now looking better than ever.
After Mauro had finished with our TR6, Lydia took over and got to work on the interior carpets.
As the time gets closer to our biggest competition to date, our 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5, going live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website, work has been picking up pace as the restoration comes to an end.
One of the latest jobs to be completed was done by workshop manager John as he fitted the window chromes.
As we move into the finishing touches phase of the project, these little jobs go a long way in making our E-Type look as good as we know it will.