March 26, 2024

C-Type Bonnet

John has been fitting the temperature sender to our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica. He also routed the wiring and secured it under the manifold. He

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It’s All Golden

Our 1963 Bentley S3 Continental Coupe has been in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop with Chris. He has been rubbing down, applying primer, and painting

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Transporting Our Spitfire

Our 1979 Triumph Spitfire was recently transported ready to be filmed in preparation for it to be available to win through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

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Parking Stress

In a recent survey, commissioned by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, 49% of Brits said that they find parking stressful and take whatever measures possible to avoid

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C-Type Bonnet

John has been fitting the temperature sender to our 2022 Bridge C-Type Replica. He also routed the wiring and secured it under the manifold.

He then started to fit up the bonnet before fitting the headlight mounts and headlights to both sides.

The grille was fitted to the air intake which was then installed.

John then polished the front panels and radiator top as these are visible through the grille.

Office chairs don’t have to be boring…

In the hands of Lydia, our expert chair do-er upper, our office chairs are about to get a bespoke makeover in preparation of the opening of our new events space.

Although the chairs are your typical office chairs with no real character we didn’t want to see them scrapped so Lydia will look to strip them back and transform them into something special.

It’s All Golden

Our 1963 Bentley S3 Continental Coupe has been in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop with Chris. He has been rubbing down, applying primer, and painting it this fantastic Gold colour (Sand II).

230SL Transport And Storage

Tony recently collected our 1964 Mercedes 230SL from its owner and took it to our secure storage facility.

Parking Stress

In a recent survey, commissioned by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, 49% of Brits said that they find parking stressful and take whatever measures possible to avoid certain manoeuvres.

Additionally, one in four UK drivers said parking with family members in the vehicle is even more stressful.

Of all the parking manoeuvres, reverse parking came out as the most stressful with 15% of the vote.

All of these statistics have led to more than half of UK families (57%) having concerns about buying or using a large car because of parking stress, despite the ever-increasing preference for a larger vehicle.

The average UK garage measures 2.4m x 4.9m. However, the average size of vehicles in the UK continues to increase as a result of greater demand and increased safety legislation. This means that more precise parking manoeuvres are needed to keep your car safe and secure.


This survey was conducted as part of the promotion of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz. This is fitted with the new Park Assist Plus with memory function which can automatically reverse park the vehicle in both parallel and perpendicular spaces.

Available across the Volkswagen ID. Range, the Park Assist Plus system can be taught up to five different parking manoeuvres. The function remembers parking manoeuvres at speeds below 40km/h with a travel distance of up to 50 metres – for example, for reversing into a tight bay or garage. The driver just has to park once and save that manoeuvre, enabling the car to complete the same sequence autonomously, in future.

Before carrying out a parking manoeuvre, Park Assist Plus can also search for a parking space. It does this thanks to its intelligent assistance system which detects suitable parallel parking spaces at speeds of up to 40km/h and parking bays at up to 20km/h. Once a suitable spot has been found, the driver presses the brake and activates the parking procedure.


Volkswagen ID. Buzz

With 1,121 litres of cargo space, a practical and spacious interior for five, and up to 258 miles of range on a single charge, as well as six USB-C charging points and touchscreen infotainment, the ID. Buzz makes for an interesting family vehicle.

Built on Volkswagen’s electric-first Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), the ID. Buzz is Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ first factory-built all-electric model, providing customers with the ability to travel in a stylish, zero-emission commercial vehicle.

The Statistics

  • A new survey confirms that half of Brits (49%) find parking stressful and take measures to avoid certain manoeuvres
  • 40% of respondents say parking is more stressful when members of their family are in the vehicle, while 15% find reverse parking the most stressful manoeuvre
  • More than half of UK families (57%) have concerns about buying or using a large car because of ‘parking stress’, despite the growing preference for a larger vehicle

Results are taken from a OnePoll survey of 1,000 drivers, with a family, in the UK, conducted in December 2023, commissioned by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

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Some Special New Arrivals – Mercedes 300SL and Morgan 4/4

Arriving to us via H&H Classic Auctioneers, from world renowned luxury and performance car specialist Hilton and Moss, here we have the absolutely stunning 1988 Mercedes 300SL. Being a 500SL R107 owner myself I have a real soft spot for this model. In my opinion, one of the coolest cars to own, as an everyday run around or a show winner. Like many classics, over the years we have witness a gradual rise in rarity and value on the R107, thanks to the increase in market value of the previous models.

Let’s discuss our latest addition. The 300SL was introduced at the September 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show, the ultimate six-cylinder derivative of Mercedes-Benz’s renowned R107 series. Sharing the same two-door monocoque bodyshell, all-round independent coil-sprung suspension and power-assisted steering as its V8 brethren it proved notably more fuel efficient. Fitted with a four-speed automatic transmission as standard, it further benefited from improved anti-corrosion treatment and ABS brakes. Only in production between 1985 and 1989, just 13,443 300SLs are thought to have been despatched worldwide.

Our stunning 300SL was delivered new by Mercedes-Benz main dealer Callanders of Glasgow to Cheshire Products Ltd on the 18th of March 1988.

It stayed with the company as a director’s vehicle for six years before passing into the hands of its second owner, a Mr Ian Jeffery, on the 25th March 1994. Mr Jeffery clearly liked the car as he kept it for the next 24 years.

The previous owner, Mr Martin Mitchell, acquired the Mercedes on the 25th of May 2018. Finished in Nautical Blue Metallic with a contrasting Cream leather interior, this Mercedes roadster is fitted with an automatic transmission and comes with its original factory hardtop.

The overall condition of this classic 300SL is very good and stamps in the Service Booklet together with the old MOTs and the invoices on file seem to support the 85,611 miles currently showing on the odometer. The current vendor has in recent times spent well over £15,000 with a reputable specialist to recommission the Mercedes and bring it up to its current lovely condition. Ready to hit the road in style for some summertime cruising.

Also new to us here at Bridge Classic Cars is something really special. 1 of just 142 cars made to celebrate the Morgan 4/4 entering its seventy-first year of production.

1 of only two ‘1952’ examples complete with appropriately numbered steering wheel and St Christopher Plaque.

Ford Duratec 1800cc DOHC engine and five-speed manual transmission. Well maintained with a large history file. Entering its seventy-first year in 2006, the Morgan 4/4 was already well established as the world’s longest-running production model. To celebrate, the Malvern manufacturer commissioned a run of 142 ‘70th Anniversary Edition’ cars (two per build year). Each decade was given its own ‘identity’ in terms of paint colours, soft-top designs and upholstery etc. Although, every ‘70th Anniversary Edition’ featured a fold-flat windscreen, bespoke dashboard, sheepskin bonnet strap, rubber mats and steel wheels with chrome hubcaps not to mention a St Christoper badge and wood-rim Moto Lita steering wheel both of which were inscribed with the model year it represented. Mechanically identical to a standard Morgan 4/4 1800, the ‘70th Anniversary Edition’ cars were powered by a Ford Duratec 1800cc DOHC four-cylinder engine allied to five-speed manual transmission. Among Morgan’s most sought after limited edition models, the ‘70th Anniversary Edition’ cars still enjoy a strong following.

One of the two ‘1952’ cars, chassis 4L00134 is finished in the stunning combination of Duck Egg Blue with Black leather upholstery and Dark Blue weather equipment. Supplied new via Thomson & Potter of Perth, ‘SH06 NKR’ had covered some 11,988 miles by the time it entered the current (second) ownership during October 2020. Built to commemorate the year that Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took the throne.