1952 Fiat 1900 A

Fiat 1900 A Inspection

Classic car technician Steve has been looking at our 1952 Fiat 1900 A. Here are his notes: Wheel cylinders either seized or leaking and contaminated

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Italian Made

While Lydia was working on our 1952 Fiat 1900 A, she removed the seat cover and exposed the foam underneath. Once she had, the original

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Our Newest Arrival

Earlier today, our 1952 Fiat 1900 A arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop and it comes with a very special story. An executive from

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Interior repairs on the 1952 Fiat 1900A

Our trim shop can work wonders, just like with the interior of our 1952 Fiat 1900A. This incredible one-of-one Fiat has been carefully worked on at the Bridge Classic Cars Suffolk HQ by our trimmer Lydia, who has been generally tidying up the whole interior and repair some small parts of the headliner of the car to try and preserve the cars originality.

Repairs Finished and Sealed on our 1952 Fiat 1900A

Our fabricator Chris has finished up his repairs on our 1952 Fiat 1900A. After doing a bit of finishing work on the new jacking points on the car, he could then seal the underside of the sills to protect them from corrosion.

Work Continues On Our Fiat 1900A

Classic car technician Steve has been continuing his work on our 1952 Fiat 1900A.

He replaced the broken and poorly made rear dynamo supporting bracket with a more substantial one. He then replaced the starter motor wiring before placing and rerouting the dynamo wiring.

Steve then tidied up the wiring in the battery compartment and added a battery clamp before removing the carpet underlay in preparation for the jacking points to be welded.

Fiat 1900 A Inspection

Classic car technician Steve has been looking at our 1952 Fiat 1900 A. Here are his notes:

Wheel cylinders either seized or leaking and contaminated brake the brake shoes. All parts have been removed and sent away for refurbishment.

Jacking mount corroded and require welding.

Exhaust system corroded and poorly repaired.

Picture of old frayed chassis to engine earth strap and new replacement.

Repairing the seats on our 1952 Fiat 1900A.

Our trim shop have been giving the task of repairing the seats on our incredible 1952 Fiat 1900A. The trim shop at Bridge Classic Cars is one of our busiest departments, but our trimmer Lydia has worked her magic on fixing up the seats of the classic Italian saloon.

The stitching on both seats had popped and somewhere in the cars passed, someone had attempted to fix this with superglue… So Lydia carefully unpicked each section which had been ‘repaired’ in order to fix it correctly. Then she could carefully stretch the covers back over the foam and frames.

Italian Made

While Lydia was working on our 1952 Fiat 1900 A, she removed the seat cover and exposed the foam underneath.

Once she had, the original factory details that had been etched onto the foam were still visible. This is a great example of the quality, time, and effort that went into this car at the Fiat factory. As the only right-hand drive 1900 A, lots of care was clearly taken to make this a fantastic car.

Our Newest Arrival

Earlier today, our 1952 Fiat 1900 A arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop and it comes with a very special story.

An executive from the Gas Board in Norwich got a Fiat 1900 as a company car when he was working abroad in 1951. He loved it so much that when he came back to the UK, he ordered one to bring back with him but needed it to be right-hand drive. In 1952, the only right-hand drive Fiat 1900 was sold new in the UK to the happy executive.

Unfortunately, he fell ill in 1955, and the car stayed unused in his garage for the next 40 years. Around that time, the most recent owner was in the UK working for a Fiat and Nissan dealership. He heard about the car and, after some negotiations with the original owner’s daughter, managed to get it. The garage was opened, and this beautiful classic, affectionately known as “Granddad” was found with only 21,000 miles on the clock.

After 40 years locked away, the engine and aluminium brake shoes were completely seized, and the car still wore its original tyres. New steel brake shoes were machined, and replacement tyres were fitted. The paint and chrome are all original which adds to the uniqueness of this car – believed to be the only factory built right-hand drive 1900.

The previous owner of the car took it to South Africa with him where it was used regularly for more than a decade. Recently, it’s been living back in the UK, safely locked away all over again. Now it’s here at the workshop, who knows where it will go next…

A fascinating story for a very special car.


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