Lucky winner, Michael Bambridge took delivery of his 1968 MGB GT recently.
Michael won this beautiful classic car when his ticket number, 2232, was randomly chosen during our live draw held on 9th March 2023.
Everyone here at Bridge Classic Cars loves MGBs and this one is no exception. We would like to congratulate Michael again on his win and we hope he enjoys being an MGB owner.
Last night we held the live draw of our 1968 MGB GT from The Atelier at Bridge Classic Cars.
Live draws are always fun and it was great to hear that the lucky winner, Michael Bambridge, was very happy to be chosen at random as the new owner of our classic MGB.
If you haven’t been to one of our live draw events, you may not know what goes on behind the scenes, however, the photos below will give you an idea of the atmosphere during a live draw.
Our 1968 MGB GT is live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website.
MGBs are always popular competition cars so this one likely won’t be around for long. With chrome bumpers, improved paintwork, and chrome wire wheels, this is a fantastic example of a classic British sports car.
Tickets are available now.
Our 1968 MGB GT has been in the hands of classic car technician Steve recently.
Steve’s work on this beautiful classic car included replacing the rusty and incorrect over riders and bumper bolts, as well as replacing the cracked and perished boot seal.
These small changes, along with the other work already completed on the car, have given it a great look and it won’t be too much longer until it is back out on the road.
It won’t be too much longer until our 1968 MGB GT will be available to win through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.
To make sure it is ready to be won, it has spent some time in the paintshop with classic car technician Chris. He has been making some improvements to the paintwork to ensure this classic British sports car is looking its very best for its eventual new owner.
Classic car technician Rob has continued the body repairs on our 1968 MGB GT. As the welding ends, this classic car continues to progress through its time in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.
The body repairs have been ongoing for a few weeks so it is exciting to see these come to an end.
The plan is for our 1968 MGB GT to eventually be a competition car through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.
As the body repairs finish, attention has turned to the suspension of our MGB GT. They are being re-bushed before being re-fitted to the car.
Welding work has continued on our 1968 MGB GT by classic car technician Rob. He cut out and started to repair the corrosion on the right-hand side of the rear chassis leg.
Once this was complete, the right-hand wheel arch and chassis rail was finished too. Rob then went on to repair the rear spring mount and strengthen it to make sure it performs exactly as it needs to when this beautiful classic car leaves the Bridge Classic Cars workshop and heads back out on the road.
Once work has finished on our 1968 MGB GT, its new owner will be found through a draw via Bridge Classic Cars Competitions. Whoever is lucky enough to win this classic car will no doubt enjoy covering many more miles behind the wheel.
Classic car technician Rob has continued his work on our 1968 MGB GT.
He first focussed on the left-hand front suspension. This was stripped ready for new bushes to be fitted before rebuilding.
The left-hand sill and wheel arch underwent some more welding before being primed and sealed, while the right-hand inner sill and arch began to be cut out for more welding to take place.
The right-hand front suspension was then removed ready to be rebuilt. Welding then began on the right-hand side rear inner sill and wheel arch area.
Rob’s work will continue on this classic car as he prepares this future competition car to be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.
Classic car technician Rob has begun the welding work on our 1968 MGB GT.
As you can see from the photos below, Rob’s welding has already gone a long way in improving the condition of this well-known classic car.
Once Rob has completed all the welding work, another assessment will be conducted to work out the next step in our MGB GT’s journey with us here at Bridge Classic Cars.
Despite our 1968 MGB GT not being in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop for very long, our team of classic car technicians have already begun working on it.
Paul has been assessing the car and has found some rust-related issues that need to be resolved.
While Paul was assessing the mechanical condition of the car, classic car technician Brian got to work on the interior. There was some damage to the driver’s seat that had Brian’s initial focus.
He started the repair process by removing the damaged front squab. He then went on to remove the cover before re-fitting the backboard. New foam was added around the edges of the squab before all the damaged areas were glued.
Calico was added to strengthen the back of the foam before the foam was glued to the frame.
After the repair had been completed, Brian re-fitted the cover back onto the seat and reinstalled the squab back into the car.
It has made a significant difference to the look of the interior of this beautiful classic car by repairing the damaged squab. Now work has started on our 1968 MGB GT, it will continue to make progress through its restoration journey and, ultimately, back out onto the road.
Our 1968 MGB GT has recently arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.
As with all the cars that come to us, our classic car technicians will give it a thorough assessment and inspection before its future is decided.
All we know so far is that this is one beautiful classic car to look at.