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Going Forward – Sending the 1972 Chevrolet El Camino for a Transmission Rebuild

This 1972 Chevrolet El Camino has been stored at our secure storage facility, The Hangar, for some time now. But today it was time to get the classic American muscle car out and off to a local automatic gearbox specialist to have a look into why it won’t select any gears.

The customer had been taking the car to a show locally when all of a sudden the car just lost all forward and reverse gears. It was bought to us to investigate why this has happened so we have got a local specialist who works with all of our automatic gearboxes to help out on this project.

Coming Soon – 1974 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird

Coming soon to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop is this incredible 1974 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird.

It seems that recently we’ve been seeing a fair amount of classic American muscle cars! This Trans Am Firebird will be coming into us for some interior jobs to be carried out for its very lucky owner as well as a couple of mechanical jobs on the bright red Muscle car.

The in-house restoration teams will go through the car and assess any other items that may require attention before starting work on the list for the owner of the car.

Keep your eyes peeled for more on the 1974 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird soon here on the Bridge Classic Cars news page.

Update: 14/05/2024 – although the works were due to start at the end of 2021, beginning of 2022, the car never came in to our workshops so none of the works we expected to carry out materialised. We have since taken a call from it’s new owner who has gone on to completely restore the vehicle. I bet it looks amazing now! Thanks for your call and hope you enjoy many years with your car.

Stories From Across the Pond

Some American friends of Bridge have recently sent through some interesting stateside car news and stories.

Hershey Car Show

Our friends across the pond sent us these lovely photos from the Hershey Car show in 2019. We love seeing classics from all around the world as every country has such a unique style. Hershey car show is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania and is dedicated to classic and collectors cars. But Hershey is of course also famous for its famous chocolate and sweets.

1969 Pontiac GTO Survivor

The Pontiac GTO Survivor is the iconic American muscle car, its embodies everything that muscle cars are. Tom Kennedy wrote a feature for The Legend magazine about his history with his beloved GTO Survivor, which you can read below.

Behind The Scenes On The Chevrolet Corvette Photoshoot

On a brisk winters morning last week, our marketing team and Craig set out to photograph and video our stunning 1979 Chevrolet Corvette which is currently one of our competition cars.

As the sun rose on another frosty morning, we made use of the dreamy lighting that evoked visuals of a breezy Hollywood strip. If you were to squint and tilt your head to the side, you might mistake the pine trees for palm trees.

Driving it around Bentwaters in Rendlesham, the Corvette’s bark could be heard ricocheting through the pines. A large herd of Red Deer galloped just metres ahead of us. As the ice dripped from the trees, the sun glinted off the droplets, creating a mystic backdrop.

If you’d like to see more photos and videos from the shoot, you can find them on our Facebook page, or alternatively, head over the competition site.

Chevrolet Corvette’s Nifty Fix

Our new competition car, the 1979 Chevrolet Corvette has come into the workshop for a small repair. We discovered there was an issue with the power steering wherein a leak had occurred. This was easily resolved by replacing cutting off the cracked part of the hose and reinstalling it as the component was long enough already to amend.

New Arrival – Chevrolet Corvette 1979

For the keen-eyed viewers among you, you may have seen teasers of this beautiful red beast on our socials. This 1979 Chevrolet Corvette C3 will be a competition car in the near future. It’s having a pre-delivery service to ensure it’s running in perfect condition before we release it to be won.

It has a fascinating history, originating from Florida and being shipped over to the UK in 1991.

This muscle car holds a 5.7 litre C3 engine and can really pack a punch.

1979 saw the crossed-flag emblems introduced on the nose of the Corvette whereas previous models did not have this addition. Bucket seats from the 1978 model were carried forward and installed in the 1979 Corvettes.

Arriving to us this weekend in the pouring rain, we had a little drive but didn’t venture out too far. We’ll wait for dryer day…

Keep an eye out for a the release and full photoshoot coming soon!

Live Draw: 1966 Ford Mustang

Congratulations to Colin Dixon, winner of our 1966 Ford Mustang with ticket number 2795.

To be in with a chance to win your very own classic, head to