October 13, 2023

Bristol Engine Work

Classic car technician James has been working on the engine of our 1954 Bristol 405. The carburettors and refurbished/correct air filters arrived back at the

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More Paint Prep

Our Ford Transit Tipper MKII has continued its stay in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop. It has been with technician Chris who has been applying

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Ignition Cable

Our 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark 1 has been in the hands of classic car technician Steve. Steve soldered the original ignition advance control cable

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Interior Repairs

Classic car technician Brian has been continuing his work on the interior of our 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4. He has made several repairs such as

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Bike Meet

Following the success of our inaugural Bike Meet back in September we look forward to opening our doors again to bikers and motorcycle fans alike!

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Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up. Have a sneak peek inside our

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Motorbike Seat Cover

We recently welcomed a 1967 Suzuki TR250 into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. Known for its rugged design and impressive performance, the Suzuki TR250 has

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2 New Arrivals

We have recently welcomed two new arrivals into our secure hangar at Bentwaters Parks, a 1968 Triumph Spitfire and a 1963 Triumph TR4. These classics

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Nostalgia – Austin Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite

Stephanie Penn was the lucky winner of our 1958 Austin Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite. This wasn’t her first experience with a Frogeye though as her husband had one when they first met.

They ended up running away together with the car and even lived in it for a couple of weeks!

Stephanie recently reached out and said that she thought we might like to see the Frogeye her husband had when they first met.  No wonder it was love at first sight!

“He got 100mph out of it down Telegraph Hil near Exeter with three of us on board!”

The story of Stephanie and her Sprite is a beautiful one and one that should be heard in her own words.




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Another Competition Car

Classic car technician Steve has been looking at another competition car in the form of our 1996 MGR R V8.

He replaced the exhaust heat shields and fitted new number plate light holders and lenses.

Getting Our Traveller Ready For Competition

Classic car technician Jonn has been working on our 1965 Morris Traveller 1000, getting it ready to go live on Bridge Classic Cars Competitions very soon.

Jonn stripped the air intake pipe and fitted a new one in the cabin. He then cut off the old pipe and secured the new one with a jubilee clip at the heater.

A new regulator was wired up and the car was run up to temperature. It was charging at 14.2v which Jonn was happy with. He noticed that the temperature gauge was not working. Upon investigation, he found a blown fuse under the bonnet. This was replaced and tested and everything was working as it should.

The spare wheel was fitted back into the rear of the car and a road test was carried out.

Bristol Engine Work

Classic car technician James has been working on the engine of our 1954 Bristol 405.

The carburettors and refurbished/correct air filters arrived back at the workshop and were fitted to the engine. The three mounting brackets were cleaned thoroughly, and then fitted with the carbs using new gaskets. Then, the linkages were added and adjusted, and finally the air intake pipe and air filter housing.

James also tidied the ignition leads and secured them.

More Paint Prep

Our Ford Transit Tipper MKII has continued its stay in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop. It has been with technician Chris who has been applying polyfan to the doors.

After he had finished working on the doors, the cab of our classic Transit Tipper also had polyfan applied.

Our MKII Tipper will stay in the paintshop for a little while longer before it moves on to the next stage of its restoration.

Ignition Cable

Our 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark 1 has been in the hands of classic car technician Steve.

Steve soldered the original ignition advance control cable end to the new inner cable as the original was broken and we were unable to source a new one.

Whilst also fitting the refurbished dials, it was noticed that a locating bracket stud was missing so this was replaced before fitting

Interior Repairs

Classic car technician Brian has been continuing his work on the interior of our 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4.

He has made several repairs such as the front window surround panels and the front side window surround panels.

Brian also made new boot side panels by using the originals as patterns before he removed the sides of the door pockets so the old material could be removed.

Bike Meet

Following the success of our inaugural Bike Meet back in September we look forward to opening our doors again to bikers and motorcycle fans alike! We plan to hold a special bike night every other month to allow you to catch up for a drink, enjoy some food and take in some chilled music.

From 7pm until 9pm we will be serving food and drink and allowing you to have a look at what we are up to in the workshop.

Free admission, register to let us know you’re coming!

Coffee & Classics

Come join us on the second Tuesday of every month 9.30 am-11.30 am for a coffee and a catch-up.

Have a sneak peek inside our workshop to see our projects this week, bring your classic along and meet with like-minded individuals. The Atelier bar will be open for refreshments.

Motorbike Seat Cover

We recently welcomed a 1967 Suzuki TR250 into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

Known for its rugged design and impressive performance, the Suzuki TR250 has all the power and torque you need for a successful race.

The owner of this bike is a keen racer and bike owner, as you can see from the images below, and has bought the seat into us so Lydia can put a new cover on it.

2 New Arrivals

We have recently welcomed two new arrivals into our secure hangar at Bentwaters Parks, a 1968 Triumph Spitfire and a 1963 Triumph TR4.

These classics will be with us for a while until the Spitfire is ready to be recommissioned and the TR4 is potentially going to be restored in the future too.

In the meantime though, they are safe and secure surrounded by other beautiful classics.