Classic car technician Jonn has been assessing our 1976 TVR 2500M in preparation for it to soon go live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website.
Jonn set up the jet depths and noticed that there was debris in the float bowls. Once this was sorted, the inspection could continue. Jonn was happy that all the brakes are in good condition which means that our classic TVR is one step closer to being won by its new owner very soon.
On the 8th of August, Terry Lees won our 1934 Morris Eight Tourer in the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions live draw.
Before being delivered to Terry, the vehicle has been undergoing a pre-delivery inspection. During this inspection, classic car technician Jonn wasn’t completely satisfied with the tyres that were on the car. As a result, new tyres have been put on ready for it to be delivered to the lucky winner and new owner very soon.
Our 1996 Rover Metro Cabriolet has recently arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. While the plan is for the car not to be with us long, it will spend a short period of time in the workshop before being sold in the very near future.
Sandringham Museum in Norfolk is where a small collection of vehicles that have been used as part of the Royal Household at some point in their lives is kept.
We recently visited the museum, which is situated in the former coach houses and stable block, and it was great to see some former royal vehicles up close.
Our two favourites were the Rolls Royce Phantom V and the 1969 Austin Princess Vanden Plas Limousine.
This large four-door limousine was used for state and official occasions between 1961 to 2002. Weighing 3 tons and powered by a 6230cc engine, the Rolls Royce Phantom V had a busy working life during its time in the royal household.
When the late Queen Elizabeth II used the vehicle, the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy on the bonnet was replaced with her personal mascot of St George and the Dragon.
The car was even transported to Russia on the Royal Yacht Britannia, in 1994, in preparation for a state visit from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip.
Although they went out of production in 1969, this one, delivered to the Royal Mews in 1972, was one of the last-ever Princesses. The appropriately named vehicle was used as an alternative to the much more expensive Daimler limousines that junior members of the Royal Family could use.
Princess Anne even escaped unscathed from a kidnapping attempt while in the car in March 1974!
Our 1960 Morris Minor is returning to the workshop following an unfortunate bump.
While parked at home, this beautiful classic was hit by a passing vehicle causing damage to various parts. Amazingly, this is actually the second time the car has experienced this type of accident. Back in 2021, we welcomed it back into the workshop for similar repairs.
Once our classic Morris Minor arrives with us, our team of classic car technicians will assess the damage before putting a plan in place to repair it and get it back to its owner as soon as possible.