1968 Daimler 250

Checking Our Daimler

After being in storage for several years, our 1968 Daimler 250 is in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop for an assessment and appraisal. Classic car

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Checking Our Daimler

After being in storage for several years, our 1968 Daimler 250 is in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop for an assessment and appraisal.

Classic car technician Jonn began his inspection of our classic Daimler and found some small areas of rust as well as noticing an issue with the engine oil level. The oil had been overfilled so there was actually too much of it in the car.

Once the car has been fully checked, Jonn’s findings will be reported to the car’s owner ready to formulate a plan of action for the future.

Classic Car Storage – How To Store Your Classic Car

Looking after a classic car brings some additional responsibilities than looking after a modern car. Something that you may not have considered is classic car storage.

With a newer car, you’ll likely be driving it on a regular basis. However, with a classic, it may be parked up for extended periods of time – over winter for example. Leaving a classic car to sit unprotected can have some very negative consequences. Issues such as rust, corrosion, parts seizing, dead batteries, and locked brakes to name just a few are fairly common.

If you are looking for ways to properly store your classic car, there are some things to keep in mind.

Store Your Classic Car In Your Garage

If you are fortunate enough to have a brick garage at home, then this is likely to be a very good place to store your classic car.

Brick buildings are very good at maintaining a stable temperature and keeping the environment relatively moisture-free. Both of these things are important if you want to prevent damage-causing condensation from forming during the colder months of the year.

Before storing your car in your garage, you will want to make sure any gaps are sealed. Big gaps under the door etc, should be covered to stop too much cold air from being able to make its way inside. You should also think about how secure your garage is. Upgrading your locks to a more robust system might be called for if you are worried about the security of your classic car in storage.

Storing your classic car in your garage is not always the best option for you though. Unless you have a window that you can open to improve air circulation, you might struggle to maintain a suitable storage environment. You will also need to look at the temperature. In particular, how much it fluctuates to avoid any heat/cold issues caused to your car.

Store Your Classic Car Outside

If you don’t have a garage to store your classic car in then you might choose to store it outside. If this is the case, you should ideally invest in a car cover that is perfectly suited to your vehicle. Finding the perfect car cover might not be possible though. If you are unable to find a cover that is the exact size of your car, then choose one that is slightly too big. You can use pegs (or similar) to secure it in place to make sure everything is suitably covered and protected.

When storing your classic car outside, it’s important to protect it from direct sunlight. It should also be protected from rain, bird mess, and pretty much any other form of moisture that could potentially damage it.

Lifting your car off the ground during outdoor storage can go a long way in protecting your tyres, wheels, and the underside of the vehicle too.

Use A Classic Car Storage Service

If you want to give your classic car the very best chance of being stored correctly, then using a classic car storage service will likely be your best option.

A professional car storage service can provide the best possible environment for safe and secure classic car storage.

If you’re looking for a car storage service, there are certain things that you should keep an eye out for:

  • Security – perhaps the biggest concern classic car owners have is the security of their vehicles. When in storage, ideally, the facility will offer 24-hour protection. This could be in the form of CCTV, manned patrols, and similar. If you can, full-time manned security will be something to look out for as a preferred method
  • Regular checks – it’s all well and good offering a secure facility to store your classic car but unless your storage provider is going to regularly check on your vehicle while it’s in their care, there’s still a real chance that you will get your vehicle back in a non-running state. Regular temperature, levels and pressures, as well as electrical and mechanical component checks, are the gold standard
  • Environment control – classic cars need lots of love and attention. Stable temperatures and humidity levels are needed, as are optimum air circulation and ventilation. Without this, your classic car could have to face less-than-ideal conditions while in storage.

Bridge Classic Cars Vehicle Storage Solutions

At Bridge Classic Cars, we are passionate about all things classic cars. That’s why we have a safe and secure vehicle storage facility.

Not only is The Hangar monitored by 24-hour security, but we also use Carcoons to make sure your beloved car is stored in the best possible environment. If that isn’t enough, the location of our storage facility is kept secret to avoid it getting too much attention.

As experts in classic car restoration, we have a team of highly skilled classic car technicians who will perform regular checks on cars in our care. We can even collect your car, store it, and deliver it back to you, ready to drive, whenever you choose.

More information about Bridge Classic Cars vehicle storage can be found here. Or you can contact us directly at 01473 742038 or by email at info@bridgeclassiccars.co.uk

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Coming Soon – 1968 Daimler 250 Arrives at The Hangar

The Bridge Classic Cars secure storage facility, The Hangar, has welcomed a new resident recently – this 1968 Daimler 250.

The car has arrived to wait its turn for the team to completely and thoroughly inspect it at our Pettistree workshops deep in the Suffolk countryside.