In a bit of a change to our normal schedule, last week’s live draw was held on Friday. But, it was a special live draw.
In a bit of a change to our normal schedule, last week’s live draw was held on Friday. But, it was a special live draw.
Before its guaranteed live draw on Friday evening, the team have worked on replacing the rear brakes on the 1981 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The team
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta – A legendary name in the automotive world for many different reasons. But, one thing the plucky 4-door Italian saloon has
The Bridge Classic Cars team have been working behind the scenes to bring you this, our latest competition car. Our 1981 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. After
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
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
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,
The 1999 Alfa Romeo Spider Twin Spark arrived late last week to Bridge Classic Cars and has already sold! The car was listed for sale
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
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
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
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
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
In a bit of a change to our normal schedule, last week’s live draw was held on Friday. But, it was a special live draw. We were going to find out who the lucky new owner of our 1981 Alfa Romeo Giulietta was.
The chances on the Alfa were looking incredible as we went into the live. Just over half the tickets had sold so everyone in the draw had some of the best chances we had seen on one of our competitions, but as with all of our competitions – if we say it’s going to be drawn, then it’s going to be drawn.
At 7, on our Facebook page, we welcomed all of our friends to the live stream. To begin with, Molly and Freddie showed everyone around all of the amazing machines we have in our competition building which will be coming up very soon.
Nick, one of our marketing guys and resident historian, went through the history of University Motors and the fabled ‘specials’ as we have an MG C Roadster which we are currently uncovering its story due to it wearing a University Motors Special badge.
Then at 10 past, with the competition closed. It was time to find out what we had all been waiting for – who the lucky winner of our 1981 Alfa Romeo Giulietta was.
As we reminded everyone, not all of the tickets had sold so we may have to run the draw a couple of times. But on the 2nd sweep of the random number generator, we found the winner.
Adam Brudenell with ticket number 1329.
We tried calling Adam to let him know the good news but we had to leave him a message to let him know the good news. We’re all absolutely thrilled for Adam and can’t wait to get his new classic Alfa Romeo to him.
Before its guaranteed live draw on Friday evening, the team have worked on replacing the rear brakes on the 1981 Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
The team have begun by removing the inboard discs and could then inspect the calipers to make sure all seals and pistons were all in good order. The team are currently waiting on the new discs which will then be refit and tested.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta – A legendary name in the automotive world for many different reasons. But, one thing the plucky 4-door Italian saloon has done is stand the test of time.
Over three iterations, the name spans nearly 70 years with changes and then-modern influences playing their part in each of the cars.
Where we need to start is more of a question of When. The Giulietta name first appeared in 1954 as it was designated for the beautiful Bertone-designed Tipo 750 and 101’s which personified the aesthetics of La Dolce Vita thanks to its contemporary and flowing design. The Giulietta was available in several variants such as Spider, Coupe and Saloon and proved itself on not just the elegant boulevards and winding roads of the Amalfi Coast but in the towns and cities across Europe. It also won on the racetrack, carrying on the great Alfa Romeo tradition of motorsport. The 4 door saloons – the Berlina’s – proved to be the most popular to buyers. The stunning good looks and practicality meant it ticked a lot of the boxes for potential buyers.
By 1961, the first generation Giuliettas would reach the 100,000 mark. With 39,000 of those being the 4-door Berlinas.
The first generation Giulietta would run until 1965, being phased out by the incoming Giulia which was introduced in 1962.
Over the next 12 years, the Giulietta name would lay dormant in the design offices of Alfa Romeos HQ in Turin. Then, in 1977, the world would be graced with a new radically redesigned iteration.
The Tipo 116 would break cover in 1977. Designed as a ‘small executive saloon’ the Tipo 116 was based on the then-current Alfetta’s underpinnings. Our 1981 Alfa Romeo Giulietta is this generation, the much misunderstood Tipo 116.
The second-generation cars would be based on the then popular ‘three box’ design which would dominate automotive styling from the 1970s to the 1990s. A school of thought that favoured angular, sharp creases but allowed a sense of elegance and purpose.
Powered by the quintessential Alfa Romeo twin-cam 4-cylinder engine, the Giulietta’s were mechanically wonderful. Using the rear-mounted 5-speed Transaxle from the Alfetta, the Giuliettas were well balanced for a front-engined saloon car and in certain environments incredible effective. Outside of Europe, the single largest market for Alfa Romeo was South Africa, where the story of our 1981 Giulietta begins. From 1981 to 1984, the country played host to the production of Giuliettas for their market.
1981, the Tipo 116’s were given an aesthetic update as the markets moved to more flamboyant and excess-driven looks at the dawn of the decade of extremes.
The Tipo 116’s were even more popular than the original cars. Over 360,000 cars would be built when production ended in 1985 before being replaced by the Alfa Romeo 75 (that ran until the early 1990s) which used the majority of the Giulietta/Alfetta engineering.
Then once more, the Giulietta name would be shelved. As it gathered dust in the hallways of the Alfa Romeo archive. Slowly forgotten by all but the groups of enthusiasts who appreciate and understand these often confused cars. But, as the 21st century’s first decade came to a close – the time was right for the name to reappear.
In 2010, the Giulietta name graced the rear hatch of a modern Alfa Romeo. Charged with carrying on the name and modern styling which sits at the core of an Alfa Romeo the Tipo 940 would stay in production until 2020. Being a staple of the Alfa Romeo line-up and help to keep its stake as one of the world’s most formidable auto manufacturers.
What sits at the core of the Giulietta also sits at the core of what it means to be an Alfa Romeo. They develop personalities and dare we say it, even a soul in some ways. They must be understood and cared for in order to be appreciated fully – The most important thing in all of that is to truly understand the car.
And Bridge Classic Cars gives you the chance to own a part of that incredible, rich and vibrant history. Our 1981 Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be won this Friday! Get your tickets now and enter the draw!
The Bridge Classic Cars team have been working behind the scenes to bring you this, our latest competition car. Our 1981 Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
After being checked over by our in-house workshops and given the all-clear for filming, it was taken over to our filming location at The Hangar. There, it was handed over to Freddie and Molly to get ready for its competition debut.
The stunning Shahini blue paintwork contrasted against the evergreen backgrounds of the former airforce base. Its characterful Alfa Romeo twin-cam 4-cylinder engine gave every sense of personality and music to the occasion. As Molly took it round the loop, the Alfa behaved beautifully. With the windows down, the sunroof open and the sun beaming down, there weren’t many better places to be at that moment in time.
And, all of this could be yours. You could become the lucky new owner of this stunning 1981 Alfa Romeo Giulietta with Bridge Classic Cars Competitions! Head over to the website by clicking here and get your tickets now.
Just arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars restoration in Suffolk is this absolutely beautiful bright blue 1981 Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
The classic Italian saloon car has come in to be inspected and assessed by the Bridge Classic Cars restoration teams who will compile their reports, so we’re excited to bring you an update very soon on the Bridge Classic Cars news page.
Keep a look out very soon!
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.
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.
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.
The 1999 Alfa Romeo Spider Twin Spark arrived late last week to Bridge Classic Cars and has already sold!
The car was listed for sale on our classic and collector car online sales platform MyClassics and within a few hours, the car had been sold.
If you want to sell your classic with no fees to list or are looking for a classic of your own but don’t want to have to pay buyers fees, then head over to MyClassics where whether you’re buying or selling you don’t pay a single fee.
To read more on the 1999 Alfa Romeo Spider Twin Spark, or to check out the other cars available on MyClassics click the link below!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.