1975 Cobra Project

Separate Parts

The paint and body team at our Suffolk HQ have been methodically working on separating the body from the frame of our 1975 AC Cobra

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A Change Of Plan

Work is well underway on our 1975 Cobra project. However, the plans have changed slightly as the owner of the car changed their mind about

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Engine Out

After classic car technician Tom catalogued the components of our Cobra Project, he got to work removing the engine from this classic car. Now that

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Cataloguing Components

Classic car technician Tom has been going through the long process of cataloguing the components of our AC Cobra project. His main focus has been

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Cobra Test Run

We have recently started up our AC Cobra for its first test run. Anytime a project like this gets started, it’s always an exciting time

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Work Begins

Work has begun on our very special Cobra projects! Classic car technician Jonn (with help from Nigel) has been taking a closer look at the

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A New Arrival

Over the weekend, a very special project arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars Suffolk HQ. This Cobra project has been in the works for the

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In The Fabrication Bay

Our 1975 Cobra Project has been in the fabrication bay with Christian.

Chris has been working out the seat position and making a drill jig for the seat rails. He then cut and welded in the box section for seat placement before cutting out the hoop positions and test-fitting them. He then cut them down to a more reasonable height.

Separate Parts

The paint and body team at our Suffolk HQ have been methodically working on separating the body from the frame of our 1975 AC Cobra Replica.

The team have to be incredibly careful with this process on any car, but cars with fibreglass bodies take extra attention due to the nature of the material snapping/shattering if bound up on any fixings. With this in mind, our technician Mauro went through every inch of the car to make sure that nothing was still connected before a team of technicians separated the body from the frame of the famous replica roadster.

Painting Cobra Parts

Mauro has been painting various parts of our 1975 Cobra Replica in black.

Cobra Strip And Interior

Classic car technician Mauro has removed the gearbox and fuel line from our 1975 AC Cobra Project.

Brian has also been working on the interior of our Cobra. He has been making and working on the glovebox lid and the dashboard. Brian made good progress on the dashboard and was able to fit the dials and lights to the dash.

Lydia also made the cushion part of the seat base from tan leather.

A Change Of Plan

Work is well underway on our 1975 Cobra project. However, the plans have changed slightly as the owner of the car changed their mind about what colour they want their car finished in.

While, originally, our Cobra was going to be painted blue, its final colour will now be Candy Apple Red. Chris, from the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop, will now make a spray-out card and work will continue on the restoration of this incredible classic.

Mauro has also been looking at our Cobra as he has been removing the gearbox.

Cobra Primed

The Cobra body, chassis and engine bay are now all primed.

Cobra strip down and preparation

Mauro is continuing to strip down the Cobra project in preparation for the primer stage.

Whilst Terry is stripping down the front suspension and front brakes. He’s blasting off the dirt ready for paint.

Tear down – Stripping back our 1975 Cobra Project

The Bridge Classic Cars team have begun working on stripping down the internals and wiring of our 1975 Cobra Project.

This has been headed up by our technician Mauro ahead of the body and paint team beginning to work on the car in our in-house paint and body shop. The team have carefully gone through each system in the car to make notes for the cars reassembly after the work has been completed, such as wiring connections, as well as to make a note of any missing items for the project.

Engine Out

After classic car technician Tom catalogued the components of our Cobra Project, he got to work removing the engine from this classic car.

Now that the engine is out, it will be refurbished before being returned to the car further along the restoration process.

As you can see from the photos below, it was quite a bit of work but, now that it’s done, things can progress for our Cobra project.

Cataloguing Components

Classic car technician Tom has been going through the long process of cataloguing the components of our AC Cobra project.

His main focus has been on the engine, as this will soon be removed from the vehicle so it can be refurbished before going back into the car at a later date.

This is a very exciting restoration project so we are very much looking forward to seeing it progress through its time here in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

Cobra Test Run

We have recently started up our AC Cobra for its first test run.

Anytime a project like this gets started, it’s always an exciting time and our Cobra is no exception. Progress will be continued to be made until our AC Cobra is ready to leave the workshop and get back out onto the road.

Work Begins

Work has begun on our very special Cobra projects!

Classic car technician Jonn (with help from Nigel) has been taking a closer look at the car and has begun making a list of things that will need to be addressed during its time in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

We are in the fortunate position to have an AC Ace, the predecessor to the Cobra also in the workshop. This has allowed us to compare the two models and, as you can see from the photos below, there are some clear similarities between the two.

The list of things to be done may be quite long but, like all of the restoration projects we are currently working on, once complete, the car will look very different to how it does now.

A New Arrival

Over the weekend, a very special project arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars Suffolk HQ.

This Cobra project has been in the works for the past 30 years with its previous owner, but now the current owner has bought it to our Pettistree workshop to get the car working and fitted out before then moving onto the next phase of work.

We’re excited to get started on this Cobra and make sure you check out the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more on the Cobra project very soon.