aston martin amv8

Saying Dubai Bye

Our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 recently sold at auction and is now on its way to its new owner. The journey of our AMV8 started

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New Speakers

Our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 has had new rear speakers installed by classic car technician Brian. After removing the old speakers, the new ones were

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Clean Dials

Workshop manager John has been working on our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8. He removed the dials from our classic AMV8 so they could be cleaned.

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A Bit More Paint

Our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 has been back in the hands of classic car technician Alan as he fixed a couple of areas that needed

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Paint And Polish

Our 1976 Aston AMV8 has spent a bit more time in the Bridge Classic Cars paint shop. That being said, its time in paint is

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Priming Our AMV8

Al has, once again, been working on our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8. This time he has been applying epoxy primer to this eye-catching classic car.

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Painting And Tracking

Our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 has recently had its new boot floor panels painted by classic car technician Scott. That wasn’t the only work completed

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Saying Dubai Bye

Our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 recently sold at auction and is now on its way to its new owner.

The journey of our AMV8 started in America before heading over to us here at Bridge Classic Cars. Following its sale, its travels are not quite over just yet, as it is now being shipped over to join its owner’s collection in Dubai.

Seeing our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 leave the workshop after being with us for quite some time was both exciting and slightly sad at the same time. We are very excited that the car will now be enjoyed as it should but we are also slightly sad that we will no longer be able to admire it every day.

We hope the new owner enjoys our beautiful AMV8.

Our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 is headed for auction!

Our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 will soon be headed for auction through our friends over at Car & Classic.

Some of you may remember, this stunning left-hand drive example of the DB6 replacement came to us from the USA as a claret US spec car but over the course of the last 8 months has been transformed into the stylish and handsome GT car you see today, finished in Deep Carriage Green.

Recently, we took the car out to shoot the photos for its upcoming auction which you can see here!

Keep an eye out on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for the announcement of when our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 will be live on the Car & Classic website.

New Speakers

Our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 has had new rear speakers installed by classic car technician Brian.

After removing the old speakers, the new ones were wired in before being fitted into the car. As our AMV8 has been progressing through its restoration here in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, it continues to look better and better and, with the addition of new speakers, it continues to make good progress.

Clean Dials

Workshop manager John has been working on our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8. He removed the dials from our classic AMV8 so they could be cleaned.

Once the cleaning was complete and the dials looked even more appealing than they did before, they were put back into the car.

A Bit More Paint

Our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 has been back in the hands of classic car technician Alan as he fixed a couple of areas that needed a bit more attention to make sure the finished paintwork was exactly how he wanted it to be.

Now that our AMV8 has been finished in Deep Carriage Green, it will soon be moving on ready to be put back together by the workshop team here at Bridge Classic Cars.

Paint And Polish

Our 1976 Aston AMV8 has spent a bit more time in the Bridge Classic Cars paint shop. That being said, its time in paint is coming to an end as it has now been fully painted in deep carriage green.

Once it came out of the paint booth, classic car technician Al moved on to the flatting and polishing process to make sure that when our AMV8 leaves the paint shop, it is looking as good as possible.

The transformation of this classic car has already been impressive and, with more work to do, it will continue to get better and better as it moves through the workshop.

First Look At A New Colour

Work is still ongoing for our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8. After the prep work was complete and after having primer applied, the first few parts of the car have been painted Deep Carriage Green.

As you can see from the photos below, the new colour looks great and we know that once the whole car is painted, it is certainly going to be an attention-grabber.

A new belly plate has also been made for our AMV8.

Priming Our AMV8

Al has, once again, been working on our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8. This time he has been applying epoxy primer to this eye-catching classic car. After prepping and priming the body, Al stripped the remaining components back to bare metal and prepped them for primer too.

Parts of our AMV8, like the bonnet, also went into high-build primer as it continues to move closer to new paint being applied in the near future.

Tracking, Ignition, And Timing

Classic car technician Jonn has been working on our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8. He checked the tracking before adjusting it to parallel.

Jonn wanted to get the car running properly so he checked the ignition timing. While doing this, he found that the HT leads were not fitted in the correct firing order. After carrying out additional checks, Jonn set the engine to top dead centre on cylinder one compression and fitted the HT leads in the correct order.

Once he had done this, Jonn did a test start and our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 started straight away.

Jonn set the ignition timing and put everything back together. Then it was time to take the car outside so it could run up to temperature and tune the carbs.

Jonn found a kinked heater hose during his checks so this was replaced. Once the carbs had been tuned, everything was running nicely and our AMV8 looks to be in good shape moving forwards.

Painting And Tracking

Our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 has recently had its new boot floor panels painted by classic car technician Scott.

That wasn’t the only work completed on this classic car last week though. John conducted a check of the tracking and found that it was way out from where it should be. John adjusted the tracking to bring it back within specification.

While working on our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8, John also noticed that the top suspension arm nut was loose. He tightened this nut which resolved the issue.

A Leaking Steering Rack

The steering rack of our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 is leaking and needs to be rebuilt!

To rectify the issue, we have securely packaged it up and have sent it off to our steering rack specialist who will be able to find the cause of the leak and fix it ready for us to reinstall the steering rack back into the car.

As experienced and highly skilled as our classic car technicians are, sometimes we call on our friends to assist in some of the restoration work we do here at Bridge Classic Cars. We have a large network of contacts who specialise in various areas of the automotive industry.

As a result, we are confident that the steering rack of our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8 will be back with us very soon and the car will be one step closer to getting back out onto the road with its owner.

The photos below show the steering rack being packaged and ready to be sent to our steering rack specialist.

Looking Back On A Long Journey

It hasn’t been long since we saw the arrival of our 1976 Aston Martin AMV8. Now that it’s been in the workshop for a few days, we have been looking back on its long journey from America to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop in Suffolk.

The photos below show its arrival at Felixstowe docks ready to begin the last leg of its journey to us.

Even sitting at the docks like this, you can see how nice this classic car is and we are very excited to see it once its been through its restoration journey.