Our technician Jon has been carrying on with getting all the wiring of the 1979 Porsche 911 Targa finished up and ready to head off
There’s something about the sound and feel of an air-cooled 911. The throbbing, visceral soundtrack, the direct and poised steering and most of all, that
Following on from getting the body panels of the 1965 Porsche 912, the Bridge Classic Cars paint team have shot the body hell of the
The body panels of the 1965 Porsche 912 have gone into the Bridge Classic Cars paint shop to have the first layers of colour laid
The 1965 Porsche 912 in the Bridge Classic Cars body shop has been moved into the paint shop to go through the next stage of
Alan, one of our paint and body experts at Bridge Classic Cars, has begun to refine and shape the bodywork of the 1965 Porsche 912
As part of the wiring clean-up on the 1979 Porsche 911, the Bridge Classic Cars team have replaced a set of relays in the classic aircooled 911.
The team noticed the relays which control the horn on the 911 were intermittently working, so new ones were placed on order and fitted to the car as part of the wiring work the team have been doing to the car before it heads to its new home.
On test, all was working on the car after the replacements were fitted.
Our technician Jon has been carrying on with getting all the wiring of the 1979 Porsche 911 Targa finished up and ready to head off to its new home.
He has wired up the new washer pump (along with the new wipers) and tested them to make sure everything worked correctly and they cleared the screen properly.
Then, Jon could turn his attention to some of the lighting system. The team noted that the signal light for the fog lights wasn’t working correctly, so Jon carried out a small wiring repair to the circuit before testing it and making sure it worked correctly for the new owner.
There’s something about the sound and feel of an air-cooled 911. The throbbing, visceral soundtrack, the direct and poised steering and most of all, that iconic shape. This 1979 Porsche 911 is a Targa. It’s essentially a hardtop with a removable roof panel to let the outside in as you become one with the B-Road that lays before you.
That was what the team all took away from shooting this classic 911. Finished in iconic Guards Red with a unique tan and maroon interior, this sports car is certainly as striking as it is timeless. After being given a full check-over by the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, it was given the green light to head over to The Hangar, the base of operations for all of our filming.
The 3-litre Flat-Six pulled strongly across the ex-Airforce base. The car just wanted to run, its long gearing and sensational soundtrack make every occasion in the car special. The signature good looks of the 2nd generation 911 were perfect in the Suffolk summer sun as it made lap after lap of the base without any fuss, this is truly a car for all seasons.
And now, Bridge Classic Cars wants to give one lucky winner the chance of experiencing this magnificent piece of automotive design and engineering forever! That’s right. You could win this 1979 Porsche 911 Targa!
Head over to the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website by clicking here and enter now for your chance to win this beautiful air-cooled 911.
Check out the official gallery of the car and video below:
The Porsche 911 is having new tyres fitted before it leaves us here at Bridge Classic Cars and makes its way to its new owner.
For all of our tyres, we use our friends over at Tyre Assist. They’re mobile tyre fitters and come to our workshop when any of our projects.
The old tyres were removed and replaced with brand new replacements before being reinflated and perfectly balanced by the onboard computer. With this done, there’s just one last job…
Today, the Bridge Classic Cars workshop team at our Suffolk restoration HQ welcomed this beautiful 1985 Porsche 911SC.
The car, finished in black with a black/red interior, will go through our various restoration teams in order to be completely inspected and assessed to then compile their report on the mechanical and aesthetic condition of this classic aircooled Porsche.
Keep an eye out here on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates on the 1985 Porsche 911.
The 1965 Porsche 912 has just had its first polishing session completed by the Bridge Classic Cars in-house paint team. With it in such great shape, we thought we would pull it outside and get some photos of just how good the Polo Red paintwork looks in the light.
Alan, one of our paint technicians, has been hard at work getting the glorious red paint inside and out to look absolutely perfect. Through several rounds of colour sanding and polishing, the body of this classic Porsche looks incredible. And, there are still a couple more rounds of polishing to go!
Keep a lookout on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates on the beautiful 1965 Porsche 912 very soon.
Following on from getting the body panels of the 1965 Porsche 912, the Bridge Classic Cars paint team have shot the body hell of the classic Porsche in period-correct Polo Red.
The car was wheeled into the booth and carefully prepped by Alan before mixing up a litre of Polo Red to be laid across the body. Coat by coat the red lay perfectly onto the body of the car after testing it in places to get the fan shape on the paint gun perfect for laying down the colour.
Alan worked his way from front to back on the car, allowing each coat to flash off and begin its curing process inside the booth. The 6 coats of colour on the body, were done in 2 sessions which allowed the paint time to set up before the next round of painting.
After the paint had cured in the booth for a few hours, it was time to carefully push the beautifully painted 912 into the preparation department to begin the colour sanding process for lacquer and polishing.
The body panels of the 1965 Porsche 912 have gone into the Bridge Classic Cars paint shop to have the first layers of colour laid onto the meticulously prepared pieces.
The car is being finished in a period-correct Porsche colour Polo Red.
Alan, one of our incredible painters, has been working on preparing the panels and pieces of the classic Porsche in preparation for this stage of the car’s bodywork. Each panel was perfectly sanded, cleaned and positioned inside the booth before he walked into our in-house spray booth/oven.
The first layer was light and delicate on the panels. Creating almost a pink covering before being allowed to set up and let the next coats adhere perfectly to the piece. Then, over time each layer was built up and allowed to flash off before the next round of Polo Red was laid onto and inside each of the pieces.
With these pieces curing in the ovens overnight, the next step is to prepare the body for the booth.
The 1965 Porsche 912 in the Bridge Classic Cars body shop has been moved into the paint shop to go through the next stage of primer work and sanding along with the bonnet.
Alan, has been working on the classic Porsche to get the body and all the panels into perfect shape before the car has its next stage of primer. Once the air-cooled Porsche had been moved into the paint booth, our technicians could lay down the first of several coats of polyester primer onto the body and the top of the bonnet.
After several more coats of both Polyester primer and Epoxy primer across the Porsche, it was then taken back out into the body shop to have its final sanding process started before the trip back into the paint booth for its journey into final colour and clear coat.
Some of the panels and pieces from the 1965 Porsche 912 have been into the Bridge Classic Cars in-house paint booth for their first coats of primer.
Alan has been working on getting these panels ready for the polyester primer in the previous days which has involved hours of careful sanding and reworking of the metal. Now, it was time for the panels to go in for the first round of primer for the classic Porsche.
Now with the panels currently curing in the paint shop, Alan will begin getting the other parts of the 912 ready to go into the paint booth.
Alan, one of our paint and body experts at Bridge Classic Cars, has begun to refine and shape the bodywork of the 1965 Porsche 912 for our team to finish the body and paintwork on the car.
After the car came out of our in-house spray booth, it was moved into our new prep area to begin filler work and sanding. Alan mixed up the body filler to be put onto the car, but 99% of this will be removed from the car. It’s used as a guide more than anything.
Firstly, Alan sanded down the primer on the car to reveal any low spots on the panels which will need attention with the filler or by working the metal.
Then, it is hours of sanding and finishing the panels before the whole sequence begins again to ensure that this incredible air-cooled 912 to be perfect.