We’ve just delivered Kevin’s 1959 Ford Anglia. Kevin tells us he’s been entering since our 1976 Triumph Spitfire, which was our fourth ever competition! Perseverance has paid off for Kevin, what a great win. Congratulations and we wish you many happy miles in your new Anglia!
Congratulations to Kevin Collett who won our 1959 Ford Anglia with his lucky ticket number 2709! Kevin is now the proud owner of a quirky little Ford Anglia and we wish him many happy miles in it!
Take a look behind the scenes on last night’s live as Charlotte talked about the Ford Anglia and our Mercedes CL 600 which is still up for grabs, she introduced the Jaguar MK1 and teased with a yellow VW T2 Campervan!
We went up to shoot our Ford Anglia whilst the sun was out. The team met Charlotte up at the Bentwaters to shoot the photos and videos which you can see below:
Our 1959 Ford Anglia has had a thorough clean and polish and just take a look at what a difference its made! From a dull, dusty and sad Ford to a magnificent shiny piece of iconic Ford history! This East Anglian Anglia is ready to go, but what’s the next steps?
Take a look at the before and after:
Our 1959 Ford Anglia has been polished and is now being inspected as part of its service. We’re replacing the oil cylinder as we found a leak. We’re also replacing the fuel pump and need to take it for a test drive.
Lydia has also been making a new boot carpet for our Ford. She made the pattern out of paper first and then used it as a guide for the material. She then checked that it fit, trimmed some excess around the sides and will now sew on the binding around the edge.
Our 1959 Ford Anglia had some slightly worn paintwork when it arrived, however after a good polish, its already looking better. The beautiful thing about this car is how original it is whilst still being in fantastic condition, meaning we aren’t changing anything about it, including the original paintwork which has survived 62 years.
Look at the difference in these seats before and after they’ve been cleaned! Colin, from Viper Auto Valet set out to bring out 1959 Ford Anglia back to life. After sitting in a barn for a while, this poor little Ford was riddle with cobwebs and dust. Yet despite this, the car is still in fantastic condition and there’s nothing a little clean can’t help with! After Colin had spent a few hours cleaning up our Ford, its now looking sparkling clean and brand new!
Next step – photoshoot.
We’ve just welcomed this quirky barn find 1959 Ford Anglia into the Bridge Classic Car family. It’s looking rather dusty at the moment however for a car that hasn’t been driven in years, it’s looking amazing. Many of the original details are still intact such as the interior which is pristine for a 62 year old car that has been used well throughout its life. The previous owner never liked over-restoring cars and instead preferred to leave his Ford as untouched as he could but kept up well enough to be frequently used.
We’ve got some body work and tidy ups to do with this vehicle before we can photograph it, but stay tuned to see where this Ford ends up….