October 4, 2023

Back To Original

Bridge Classic Cars workshop manager John has been working on our 1970 Lotus Europa. He has been returning the wiring of our classic Lotus back

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TR3 Appraisal

A 1957 Triumph TR3 recently arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. It wasn’t with us for long but, during its short stay, the workshop

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The White Collection By RM Sotheby’s

As the Porsche market continues its surge, RM Sotheby’s are preparing to host an incredible sale known simply as The White Collection.

The White Collection is a unique group of rare Porsche models, all painted in various shades of white. Set to go to auction at the beginning of December, The White Collection is a culmination of more than a decade of collecting by a single (very dedicated) owner.

In total, there are 63 motor vehicle lots in The White Collection. 56 of these are Porsche sports cars and there are even two Porsche tractors on offer too! There will also be beautifully preserved Porsche memorabilia available, bringing the entire auction up to more than 500 individual lots.

The auction is set to take place in America at a venue that has been described as a ‘Porsche sanctuary’. High ceilings, sparkling floors, and a bright, spacious environment will perfectly match the aesthetic of The White Collection.

Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions at RM Sotheby’s said “To truly comprehend this collection’s depth, one has to understand the secondary Porsche market. Paint-to-sample supercars and classic sports cars in original condition have seen their values skyrocket, a consistent pattern in our sales. These vehicles, which show high originality and remarkably low mileage, are among the most sought-after Porsche sports cars in the current market. With the global demand for Porsche and the unique chance to buy these cars, The White Collection promises to be another unparalleled event for RM Sotheby’s.”

Highlights Of The White Collection

2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder – the main event of The White Collection. This incredible car is an exceptional interpretation of Porsche’s contemporary hypercar. Originally delivered to The White Collection through Porsche of North Houston, this remarkable car has just 12 miles on its odometer and is finished in a custom paint-to-sample Grand Prix White (9A5) with colour-coordinated magnesium wheels. It features a lavish interior made of LTS Yachting Blue leather with Bianco Leda piping.

The current owner has spared no expense in personalising this Porsche, investing over $96,000 (approx £79,000) in bespoke enhancements through Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, including the coveted Weissach performance package. The vehicle comes complete with an extensive collection of authentic 918 accessories. Notably, it stands as the only 918 Spyder ever made with this configuration. Estimated value: $2,500,000 – $3,000,000 (approximately £2,000,000 – £2,500,00).

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring – this genuine Carrera RS 2.7 Touring has been meticulously kept by a single owner for close to two decades. It still boasts its original 911/83 engine and gearbox, and it showcases its factory appearance with a Grand Prix White exterior adorned with blue Carrera lettering, all complemented by a Black leatherette interior. Estimated value: $900,000 – $1,200,000 (approximately £743,000 – £990,000).

1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 – arguably, the wildest 964 ever made for a Porsche VIP. It is the last example produced in a very limited run of just 51 units and stands as one of only two “Strassenversion” RSR models handcrafted by Porsche Motorsport, featuring a fully appointed leather interior. Finished in the striking colour combination of Grand Prix White (L908) exterior paint, complemented by Can Can Red accents and luxurious Grand Prix White leather upholstery, this particular vehicle was originally delivered to the UK in March 1996. Rediscovered in 2015, it currently shows just 70 km (approximately 43 miles) on its odometer since new. Impressively, it still sports its original tyres and retains its numbers-matching engine and gearbox. Estimated value: $2,000,000 – $2,500,000 (approximately £1,650,000 – £2,000,000)

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight – This rare USA-delivered vehicle was initially configured with the highly sought-after lightweight Sport (M471) package. It features additional premium options such as left and right headrests, a heated rear windscreen, and three-point safety belts. It still has its original chassis, engine, and gearbox with matching numbers. As one of the most coveted air-cooled 911s ever manufactured, this particular example will be offered in its factory-correct colours, showcasing a Grand Prix White (908) exterior with striking red lettering, all complimented with a Black leatherette interior. Estimated value: $1,750,000 – $2,000,000 (approximately £1,440,000 – £1,650,000).

1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S X85 ‘Flat-Nose’ – one of the limited production run of just 39 units crafted for the United States market in 1994, this extraordinary hand-built, high-performance, air-cooled masterpiece has a lavish interior with Rootwood accents and plush Cashmere Beige leather upholstery. Remarkably, it is thought to be one of just two Grand Prix White X85 Turbo S Porsches in existence. Estimated value: $1,500,000 – $2,000,000 (approximately £1,238,000 – £1,650,000).

From RM Sotheby’s

RM Sotheby’s unveils The White Collection, an exclusive auction featuring rare Porsche sports and racing models, all in immaculate shades of white. Slated for 1-2 December 2023, the event promises a Porsche spectacle.

  • The White Collection auction will host nearly 60 rare Porsche sports and racing cars, all factory-issued in unique shades of white
  • Sourced by a discerning collector, nearly all cars remain in their original state, as delivered, and feature impressively low mileage
  • A paint-to-sample 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder will highlight the auction, along with a 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight, and a 2016 Porsche 911 R
  • Over 500 lots of museum-grade Porsche accessories, posters, literature, tools, and rare parts will accompany the sale
  • The auction will take place over two days in Houston, Texas, 1-2 December 2023

Back To Original

Bridge Classic Cars workshop manager John has been working on our 1970 Lotus Europa. He has been returning the wiring of our classic Lotus back to its original specifications. This is in preparation for the car to be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions very soon.

Spotted In Aldeburgh

Just a little way down the road from the Bridge Classic Cars workshop is the coastal town of Aldeburgh. When Craig and Tom headed to the coast for some fish and chips, they couldn’t help but take a quick picture of this classic Land Rover.

We are always on the lookout for classic cars and love seeing photos/videos of them. Even a one-off photo likes this does a great job of catching our attention.

Always Ready For A Song

Our very own Molly is always ready to show off her singing talent with her bandmates from The Three Chordettes.

As you can see from the videos below, whether in a restaurant or at a train station; when an opportunity to sing presents itself, the girls will always deliver!

TR3 Appraisal

A 1957 Triumph TR3 recently arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

It wasn’t with us for long but, during its short stay, the workshop team put the beautiful classic through a thorough appraisal to investigate an oil leak that its owner had noticed.

Classic car technician James conducted the appraisal and said that the overall condition of the car was generally good. It has recently had 4 new tyres and the discs are 12.7mm thick and brake pads 7.5mm. Underneath there were some areas where moisture was getting under the underseal, ideally, this needs cleaning back and retreating. Two areas had some more serious corrosion, the rear valance at the nearside, and a small area to the back of the offside wheel arch/boot floor is corroded and coming away. The oil leak from the engine appears to be high up, probably from the push rod tubes, but the front of the oil sump also looks to be weeping.

On further inspection, there is a leak of transmission fluid from the gearbox area centrally. Underneath the exhaust is fouling the gearbox mount bolt slightly, and on inspecting the rear drums, the shoes appear to be contaminated. On the top side of the car, it would appear the fuel tank cap seal has deteriorated, the central boot lock will not secure, and the ignition switch is a little temperamental. Finally, on checking the car over after being dropped off, the nearside front wheel centre nut was loose. This has been tightened but needs to be kept an eye on so that it does not loosen again.

The TR3 has gone home with its owner for now but we are looking forward to hopefully seeing it back in the workshop soon.