1974 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider

Stablemates – Our 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider at Its New Home

The Bridge Classic Cars Competitions 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider has arrived at its new home with its winner Trevor and a very special stablemate for it to spend its future with.

The classic Alfa Romeo Spider will be sharing its life with a WW2 era Jeep which is part of Trevor’s collection. Well, now that’s quite the variety of cars for different occasions!

We wish Trevor all the best with the classic Alfa Romeo.

Blended – Paint Repairs on the 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider

The 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider has been in the Bridge Classic Cars in-house paint shop to have a couple of paint repairs completed ahead of its leaving for its new home.

The paint team noticed a couple of areas on the car which needed some small refining and readjustment work before being taken into the paint booth to be blended into the stunning red bodywork. The team carefully masked off the rest of the classic sports car to first primer and then lay down several coats of matching Red in order to seamlessly blend the paint in.

Out & About – Taking the 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider Out For Lunch with Friends

The Bridge Classic Cars team had a lunch meeting with some friends of ours who turned up in a beautiful 911SC and a Mercedes R129, so we decided to take the perfect summer car. Our 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider

The Alfa Romeo Spider will be won tonight and is ready for its next owner to enjoy the summer weather. The team popped down to our local, the always good Ufford Crown. This gave the team a chance to stretch the legs of the wonderful drop-top classic Alfa ahead of its draw.

You can still get your tickets! Head over to the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website now and be in with a chance of taking this stunning classic Alfa Romeo Spider to your local over the summer.

Behind the Scenes – Shooting our 1974 Alfa Romeo Series 2 Spider

The beautiful 1974 Alfa Romeo Series 2 Spider is the latest car from Bridge Classic Cars Competitions and it’s recently been out for its photoshoot after being given a clean bill of health from the Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshop.

The weather was perfect for capturing this iconic 1970s Italian convertible in its natural habitat, revving happily along in the bright sunshine. As Hayley got behind the wheel and fired up the fabulous 1.8-litre twin-cam 4 cylinder, the soundtrack matched the visuals. The car pulled away down the runway towards its photoshoot location.

The engine pulled strong and revved away to itself underneath the sun. It wasn’t just Hayley smiling while around this stunning Alfa Romeo, the rest of the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions car couldn’t help but be pulled in by its charm and character.

This will be available to enter on the 29th March 2022 over on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions Website which you can get by clicking here!

Ready for the Road – Alfa Romeo Spyder Now UK Registered

The beautiful Alfa Romeo Spyder in at Bridge Classic Cars has gone through the process to be UK registered after arriving from South Africa late last year.

With this now complete, we could order the number plates for the car and get them fitted to the stunning Italian sports car.

Now that the car is registered, very soon you’ll be able to see just what the future holds for the Spyder.

One More Step – Number Plate Lights on the Alfa Romeo Spyder

Mauro, one of the in-house restoration technicians here at Bridge Classic Cars, has been working on the Alfa Romeo Spyder we have in our workshop.

As part of the list of work needed, Mauro began looking into the rear number plate lights. Apart from being severely discoloured, the didn’t really work. So, a set of replacements were ordered.

Now that these have arrived into stock with us here at Bridge Classic Cars, Mauro can begin fitting them to the car. These were exact replacements so it was simply a case of removing the old ones and fitting the new ones in their places then plugging them in.

With these lights in, Mauro began to test them and all the other lighting systems and everything worked perfectly on this stunning classic Italian convertible.

Remade Touches – Making New Mats for Alfa Romeo Spyder

The Bridge Classic Cars in-house trim shop have turned their craft and skill onto the Alfa Romeo Spyder with this perfectly tailored set of mats made for the driver and passenger footwell on the classic Italian convertible.

Brian made a very tight-fitting template for the car which includes working around the floor-mounted pedals sets. This was then transferred onto a high-quality carpet swatch we have for the car and cut to fit the template.

After, this was then bound around any exposed edges to stop them from fraying over time. These mats look absolutely phenomenal inside the car and are a handsome addition to such a stunning 1970s icon.

Moving Forward – Update on the Alfa Romeo 1750 Spyder

The Bridge Classic Cars in-house restoration team have been working on fitting the new parts into the Alfa Romeo 1750 Spyder that is currently in the workshop.

Along with finding an issue with the heater box and fan, Mauro also noted down the washer pump wasn’t working and the fan shroud had been cracked.

Mauro has been working on working getting replacement parts that have been ordered onto the classic Italian convertible. This next step is a move in the right direction to be able to safely and reliably test the car and make sure everything works correctly.

Hot and Cold – Inspecting and Repairing the Heater Box on the Alfa Romeo 1750 Spyder

Mauro, one of the Bridge Classic Cars in-house restoration technicians, has been busy getting to the bottom of a leak from the heater box of the Alfa Romeo Spyder.

Mauro has gone through the whole system and found some very corroded pipework and fittings which is believed to be the source of the issue. Along with that, the fan for the heater box doesn’t appear to be working. So, with new parts on order, the workshop has moved on to checking other systems in the gorgeous Italian convertible.

Expect to see much more on the Alfa Romeo Spyder on the Bridge Classic Cars News Page very soon.

This Just In – Alfa Romeo 1750 Spyder

Patiently awaiting its space in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop at our Suffolk HQ, is this stunning Alfa Romeo Spyder.

This car was part of the shipment of cars we had come in from South Africa, along with some other very interesting vehicles.

This car will be fully inspected by our in-house restoration teams to find out just what this stunning Spyder needs to be in useable and reliable condition.