1973 Ferrari 246 GTS

New Surroundings

Since arriving at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, our 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS has been kept safe, secure, and comfortable in The Atelier. However, this

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Going Into Storage

A stunning 1973 Ferrari Dino has gone into our secure storage facility. Simply having a car like a Ferrari Dino go into storage with us

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Repairing the 1973 Dino 246 GTS

The beautiful 1973 Dino 246 GTS which is in the fabrication bay at our Pettistree workshops has been under the skilled knife of our fabrication Christian. For this stage of repairs to the 70’s sports car, Christian has been repairing the passenger side of the car.

To begin with, Christian has begun to repair the inner arch section. The original section was cut out of the car and used as a template for him to create a perfectly fitting replacement specifically for this area of the car. To do this area, Christian (along with the help of the technicians in the workshop) removed the passenger door from the car but this also gave him the opportunity to begin repairs to the bottom of the doors. Much like the inner arch, this area’s replacement panel has be specially made specifically to fit the Dino perfectly and give the best fit and finish for the car.

Getting Back Into Shape – 1973 Dino 246GTS

Our fabrication team have been hard at work in the metal shop at the Bridge Classic Cars Suffolk HQ. On the ramp at the moment is the 1973 Dino 246GTS.

Our fabricator Christian has been hard at work getting this underrated and beautiful sports car back into the best shape possible. He’s been finishing off the rear valance repairs before moving on to beginning a repair to the passenger side front wing. This repair is being done in stages to check fitment and ensure the best final finish of the piece.

Working on the sills of our 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS

The fabrication team at the Bridge Classic Cars HQ have been working on getting our 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS ‘Dino’ back into tip-top condition.

Christian, one of our talented fabricators, has been working his way through the areas of corrosion on the car to make up new panels to perfectly fit this stunning classic sports car. Each individual piece that is cut off of the car is saved by Christian to use for templating and fitment of the new pieces giving the best results as each panel is tailored specifically for that part of the car.

Fabricating Dino Parts

Chris has been cutting out the rear valance and fabricating a new part on our 1973 Ferrari Dino.

He then fabricated a wing patch and sill section before cutting more rust out on the right-hand sill.

Back to its core – stripping our 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS

The 1973 Ferrari 246GTS ‘Dino’ has been in the Bridge Classic Cars workshops for a few weeks now with the restoration team getting started on revitalizing this iconic sports car. Most recently, the car has been in with our body team aswell as our workshop teams to begin the process of repairing corroded and damaged sections of the car.

To begin with, the workshop team have been carefully removing all of the trims and accessories from the exterior of the car – making sure to catalogue and document each piece that is removed for the moment when it is ready to come back together in our brand new finishing workshop.

After that, the car could be transferred into our body shop for Chris and his team to begin the process of taking the cars paintwork back to reveal areas of corrosion and damage highlighted during the cars assessment. Most notably, the sills which have actually corroded all the way through in places along with other areas which will require the careful and delicate attention of our fabricator, also called Chris.

New Pieces – Repairing the rear valance of our 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS

The 246GTS has been in the fabrication bay of the Bridge Classic Cars HQ under the care of our fabricator Christian.

There are a few areas of corrosion on the classic sports car which are being addressed by the team. After Chris had repaired the chassis gussets on the underside of the car, he could turn his attention to the body of the car. After stripping back the paint and other materials in the rear valance, he could see how deep and far the problem had spread to. Carefully cutting back the piece, it exposed the inner skin which had also begun to corrode so Christian began to prepare for the repairs to that too. One of the first steps was to remove anything flamable nearby to the area he was working in which was the rear storage area, and after pulling up the carpet to check for any more corrosion (which wasn’t there) he noticed that there had been a mouse living in there for quite some time… After hoovering out the area and making sure it was ok to begin the repairs he could begin to fit up and shape the new metal into place making small adjustments as he went to get the best fit and finish.

Repairing the Chassis of our 1972 Ferrari 246GTS

The fabrication team at the Bridge Classic Cars HQ have been working their magic underneath the Ferrari 246.

Several spots in the cars space frame had rusted and deteriorated to the point where they were no longer supporting the structure of the car how they should do. So, our fabricator Chris has worked his magic to sympathetically repair this handmade sports car with individually fabricated gussets to get the strength back into the car.

New Surroundings

Since arriving at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, our 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS has been kept safe, secure, and comfortable in The Atelier. However, this morning, the time came for it to leave its spot there and move over to the fabrication bay.

It was greeted by technicians Chris and Clinton who will now start working on our beautiful Dino.

Even while up on a ramp, it’s hard not to stare at a classic like this!

A Warm Welcome – The 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS ‘Dino’ Arrives at our Workshop

Our Pettistree workshop has welcomed a very interesting visitor this week – This 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS ‘Dino’.

The car has been in our storage facility for a little while awaiting its turn ‘on the ramp’ for our technicians to begin assessing the ‘baby’ Ferrari. The team have instantly fallen in love with this classic Ferrari and its been a pleasure to have it in our workshops and be put in charge of its care for its owner.

You’ll see more on this car very soon.

Going Into Storage

A stunning 1973 Ferrari Dino has gone into our secure storage facility.

Simply having a car like a Ferrari Dino go into storage with us is exciting enough but, this one has been featured in Classic Cars Magazine in the 1990s too which makes it extra special.

This eye-catching classic will remain in storage with us until there is an opportunity to move it into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop so our skilled team of technicians can get to work on some areas in need of repair.