1975 MGB GT V8

A Familiar Face Returns

Former competition car, our 1975 MGB GT V8 has returned to Bridge Classic Cars. However, rather than returning to the workshop, it has actually gone

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A Familiar Face Returns

Former competition car, our 1975 MGB GT V8 has returned to Bridge Classic Cars.

However, rather than returning to the workshop, it has actually gone into our brand-new secure storage facility.

Tony collected the car and it is now safe and secure surrounded by other stunning classics.

Still Enjoying Our Competition MGB

After he won our 1975 MGB GT V8 back in January, our good friend Steve is clearly still enjoying his classic car, and making good use of it, as you can see from his social media posts below.

It seems that Steve isn’t the only one who admires ‘Velma’ as the car is now known.

Working On A Classic MGB

Our 1975 MGB GT V8 has been in the hands of classic car technician Steve. He has been fitting new poly bushes to the front suspension as well as fitting new front bump stops too.

Steve went on fit a new universal joint to the steering column as his work continued on our classic MGB GT V8.

MGBs are very popular with the team here at Bridge Classic Cars and this one is a great-looking classic so we are enjoying having it in the workshop for a little while.

The Investigation Begins For Our 1975 MGB GT V8

A recent arrival to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop is our 1975 MGB GT V8. It has come to us so our team of classic car technicians can investigate and resolve a number of issues that the owner has reported.

Some of the issues to be investigated include the car not starting from cold, setting up and tuning the restored carbs, as well as a few other points of interest too.

Classic car technician Steve began his investigation of our classic MGB GT V8 and found various worn and cracked front suspension bushes. He also noted that the front bump stops were coming apart.

Steve went on to get the base settings for the jet heights in order to set up the carburettors very soon.

An MGB GT V8 Arrives

A recent arrival to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop is our 1975 MGB GT V8. It has come to us so our team of classic car technicians can investigate some starting issues.

The whole car will be assessed so we are able to come up with a plan of action for its future.

A Winner Enjoying His Prize

Steve Biggs recently won our 1975 MGB GT V8 through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

He instantly fell in love with the car and, we are pleased to see, that he is still enjoying being the owner of this classic sports car.

Now known as ‘Velma’ due to the colour of the Scooby Doo character’s top, Steve took his MGB GT V8 for her first proper drive and she looks great!

Everyone here at Bridge Classic Cars hopes that Steve continues to enjoy being the proud owner of Velma, our 1975 MGB GT V8.

Our 1975 MGB GT V8 Delivered

The lucky winner of our 1975 MGB GT V8, Anthony Bannon, took delivery of his classic car earlier today.

Anthony’s ticket number of 714 was randomly selected as the winner during our live draw held on 2nd February 2023.

Everyone at Bridge Classic Cars would like to congratulate Anthony on becoming the new owner of our 1975 MGB GT V8, we hope you enjoy it!

Delivering Our 1975 MGB GT V8 At ITFC

The lucky winner of our 1975 MGB GT V8, Steven Biggs, is a big fan of our local team, Ipswich Town Football Club.

When the time came to deliver this beautiful classic car to Steven, we couldn’t think of anywhere better than the home of ITFC – Portman Road!

We had a great time handing over the keys to Steven on the club’s FanZone pitch (and he seemed to enjoy it too).

Everyone here at Bridge Classic Cars would like to thank ITFC for helping us out with this delivery and, of course, congratulations again to Steven. We are sure you will have a lot of fun in your MGB V8.

Win our 1975 MGB GT V8

We love an MGB here at Bridge Classic Cars!

Another winner was found for our previous V8 MGB but, don’t worry if you didn’t win that one as you have another opportunity with the latest draw from Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

Entry is open and tickets are now available for our latest 1975 MGB GT V8.

Entry Now Open – 1975 MGB GT V8

You can now enter the draw to win our 1975 MGB GT V8.

This beautiful classic car is 1 of only 30 finished with the rare Bracken bodywork and Autumn Leaf trim.

There is extensive paperwork and history that comes with this car and it is a fantastic example of how good these classic British sports cars can be.

If you want to win our 1975 MGB GT V8, you can enter now on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website.

Working On Our 1975 MGB GT V8

After checking the levels on our 1975 MGB GT V8, classic car technician Steve found an oil leak coming from the sump plug washer. This was replaced with a new plug and washer which stopped the leak. The oil and oil filter were also replaced.

Steve went on to check and clean the brakes as well as fabricating a new number plate holder as the previous plate was stuck to the bumper of the car.

The washer motor of our 1975 MGB GT V8 was also replaced.

More Work On Our 1975 MGB GT V8

Classic car technician Steve has continued his work on our 1975 MGB GT V8. As this will soon be a competition car on Bridge Classic Cars Competitions, the workshop team are making sure it is working as it should and is ready to be won by its new owner in the near future.

Steve noticed a dent in the sump which he removed and repaired before reinstalling back onto this beautiful classic MG. As well as fixing the dent in the sump, Steve also fitted a new timing cover and water pump rear housing. This was to replace the corroded and leaking housing that Steve found on the car during his initial inspection and assessment.

The engine of this classic car has been put back together now too which has given the car a big leap forwards toward being ready to leave us and get back out on the road.

Steve wasn’t done yet though as he went on to fit a new exhaust mount and clamp as well as new rear shackle bushes too.

Work continues on our 1975 MGB GT V8 and it won’t be long before it goes live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website ready for someone to win. This will no doubt be a very popular competition but, until then, our workshop team will continue getting it ready for its new owner.

Diagnosing An Electrical Fault

Classic car technician Steve has been looking after our 1975 MGB GT V8 since it first arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

After completing his initial assessment of the car, and resolving some of the issues he found, Steve has been working to diagnose an electrical fault with the high beam.

Steve’s investigations ultimately led him to trace the fault back to dirty contacts on a light switch. These contacts have now been cleaned and checked and the fault looks to have been resolved.

Despite sounding like a relatively small job in comparison to a full restoration, it’s jobs like this that end up making a huge difference to the overall finish and drivability of the classic cars we work on here at Bridge Classic Cars.

Our 1975 MGB GT V8 will go on to be a competition car at Bridge Classic Cars Competitions and we are excited for a new owner to be found for this beautiful classic car, so keep an eye on the competition’s website if you want to win it for yourself.

Assessment Of Our 1975 MGB GT V8

Our 1975 MGB GT V8 has been undergoing its initial checks and assessment by classic car technician Steve.

When any classic vehicle arrives at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, it is thoroughly inspected and assessed to identify any restoration work that may need to be carried out before the car is ready to move on through its restoration journey, back to its owner, or over to Bridge Classic Cars Competitions for someone to win.

Some of the tasks that were completed to make sure everything is as it should be on this beautiful classic car include Steve checking and cleaning the rear brakes as well as cleaning the sump and engine gasket surfaces before reassembling them.

While Steve was working on our 1975 MGB GT V8, he noticed that there appeared to be coolant leaking from the car. To find the cause of the leak, he removed the inlet manifold and water pump rear housing. Once these were removed, Steve was able to identify that there were actually two leaks – one coming from the inlet manifold gasket and the other from the steel heater pipe under the manifold.

Steve’s inspection and assessment of our MGB GT V8 will continue until he is completely satisfied that the car is ready to move on to the next chapter of its story.

If you can see yourself as the new owner of our 1975 MGB GT V8, then keep an eye on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website as, at some point in the near future, it will be one of the impressive classic vehicles you can win for yourself.

In the meantime though, it will continue its stay in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop while Steve and the rest of the workshop team continue making sure it drives as good as it looks!

New In – 1975 MGB GT V8

Everyone here at Bridge Classic cars loves an MG. We have had lots come and go in the past so it’s always exciting to see a new one come into the workshop.

The latest addition is our 1975 MGB GT V8.

As you can see from the photos below, it is a beautiful car and will soon be back out on the road for everyone to enjoy.

Tracked and Ready – Tracker Fitted to the 1975 MGB GT V8 and Loaded Up for Its New Home

With the 1975 MGB GT V8 off to its new home with its lucky winner Roger, the team at Bridge Classic Cars organised having a state of the art tracker fitted to the classic MGB for security.

It’s a request we are getting more and more frequently to fit trackers to the classic cars that come through our restoration workshop. So, we work closely with a specialist company who instal and set up the system into the cars for their owners.

With the tracker secured and hidden in the car, the team could load up the classic V8 sports car into our enclosed trailer for the journey to its new home.

Stop & Go – New Handbrake Cable of the 1975 MGB GT V8

Mauro, one of the restoration technicians here at Bridge Classic Cars, has been working through the list of jobs we have been asked to complete for the owner of the 1975 MGB GT V8.

The next item on the list to get sorted is the handbrake cable. After many years, the cables do stretch so we’ve been asked to replace the old one. Mauro made sure it was safely installed into the car and it didn’t bind or was twisted in anyway to make sure that when it is need, it is always there.

Fixing The Leak – Leak from the Rear End of the 1975 MGB GT V8

Bridge Classic Cars in-house restoration technician, Mauro, has been investigating a leak from the rear differential of the 1975 MGB GT V8.

Mauro found the seal/gasket on the rear end had deteriorated over time and was allowing the rear end to weep slightly. So, with a new gasket ordered as well as the correct spec and weight of gear oil, Mauro got to work on sorting out the issue and getting this fantastic deep red sports car back to perfect running and driving for its new owner.

Behind the Scenes – 1975 MGB GT Live Draw

It wasn’t precisely the night before Christmas but it was near enough. With the workshop tidied away and set up for the exciting new year ahead of us at Bridge Classic Cars, it was time to do the final live draw of the year. It was the turn of our 1975 MGB GT V8 to find its new home and it was time for a very special announcement.

After the normal formalities, it was time to fill our amazing audience in with some news. Our incredible presenter Charlotte, was leaving the role at Bridge Classic Cars Competitions. Charlotte, who has been such an amazing presence since the very beginning of the journey has handed over the reins to our newest presenter Hayley. Hayley is a true petrolhead with a wealth of knowledge and passion for anything vintage. So, with wishing Charlotte the best of luck with everything moving forward our followers were introduced to Hayley who will handle proceedings from now on.

Then, Charlotte took you around the stunning 1975 MGB GT V8. Finished in deep red with a black interior, this 1970s British sports car was going to find its new owner that night after an amazing response by our followers. After the walkaround, it was time to fire up the laptop and the random number generator. Along with the MGB was the chance to win a very special, limited edition REC Mustang watch. First, we had to find the new owner of the watch.

As Charlotte put in the highest and lowest numbers into the random number generator, the comments on our live stream began to wash over words of encouragement and good fortune to everyone. Then, in the flash of an eye, it was number 28 who would own the REC Mustang watch. That number belonged to Russell who had Christmas come early for him with his new special edition watch.

Finally, it was time for the main event. The draw of the MGB GT V8. As Charlotte readjusted the criteria on the number generator, the anticipation rose. Then, with the click of a button, the number 2441 appeared. That particular ticket had been bought by Roger who was now the very lucky owner of this fabulous icon of British motoring.

We at Bridge Classic Cars Competitions love being able to give someone the chance to win their dream classic! And there’s even more. Head over to the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website and enter now!


Behind the Scenes – Photoshoot of the 1975 MGB GT V8

There’s always a buzz around a new competition car. Especially one as special as this… a 1975 MGB GT V8.

This small, V8 powered British sports car is the latest prize to be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions by one very lucky winner. This is the story behind the amazing photos and video of the car.

Although the winter morning was damp and the sun hid its bright rays behind grey lumbering clouds, it couldn’t dampen the spirits of the team ready to shoot the new competition car. The V8 burbled into life after it had been pushed out of The Hangar. Gently, the aluminium V8 warmed up on the tarmac. Making sure the pressures and temperatures were all correct before being driven to the South Loop, Charlotte eased the sports car into gear and pulled away from the shadow of the hangar.

The wonderful noise from the V8 wound its way through the trees in the Suffolk forest. The early morning light left the highlights across its vibrant, rich red bodywork soft but with a certain crispness from the moisture in the air. While photographing the car, you couldn’t help but fall in love with the simplicity of an MGB GT. It does however have a certain elegance and sophistication with that simplicity. The sloping back which then rolls into the bumpers that wrap around its rear and the long elegant bonnet that stretches towards the horizon but not to the scale where visible is difficult. Perfectly useable as a classic or even every day.

The interior shows the story of the car. The seats have a character to them that matches the personality of the car, they show that the car has been used and adored since its earliest days.

As the MGB moved out and Charlotte gently rolled it through the gears, the car has a majesty as it moved. A gracefulness that all MGB’s seem to have but is amplified by the low, ambling noise from its 3.5 litre V8. As the clouds grew darker and the sun drifted further and further away, it was time to take the car back to The Hangar. Ready, for it’s next lucky owner.

This 1975 MGB GT V8 could well be yours. Click the link below and enter now for your chance to win this and other dream classics with Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

See all the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions prizes.

Coming Soon – 1975 MGB GT V8

Coming soon to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop here in Pettistree, Suffolk is this stunning red 1975 MGB GT V8.

The car will arrive and then be assessed by our various in-house restoration experts to determine what needs doing and in what order to make this amazing British sports car as good as new.

Keep an eye out on the Bridge Classic Cars blog for more on the MGB GT V8 once it arrives.

A Red MGB GT V8!

Potentially arriving at our workshop is the red 1975 MGB GT V8.