classic american cars

This Just In – 1979 Pontiac TransAm

The Bridge Classic Cars workshop has had another new arrival recently, this iconic 1979 Pontiac TransAm for the restoration workshop to carry out several jobs on.

The teams will be getting this classic muscle car back in solid mechanical order while the paint and body team have a few small, sympathetic jobs to carry out on the car.

Keep a look out on the Bridge Classic Cars news page very soon for more on the 1979 Pontiac TransAm.

Visit – 1946 Chevrolet Pickup Drops By the Workshop

Yesterday at the Bridge Classic Cars Suffolk HQ we had an amazing visit from a rare sight around here.

A beautifully patina’d 1946 Chevrolet Pickup. Bought in Arizona and road tripped extensively throughout the US by its owner before being shipped back to the UK and used throughout the country towing all manner of classics and rock’n’roll bands.

It’s always a pleasure and exciting to see cars like these pop into the workshop for our team to look over and learn about them.

Check Over – Inspecting the 1929 Dodge Brothers DA

Bridge Classic Cars have got this incredible pre-war 1929 Dodge Brothers DA in our Suffolk workshop to begin the inspection of this beautiful dark blue tourer.

Our in-house restoration technician Paul has been busy giving this classic a full check over to highlight any areas that will need attention for it to be safely driven and mechanically reliable. Paul noted that the fuel system will need attention along with the brakes. Apart from that, the Dodge is in remarkable condition for its age.

With this, our in-house teams are currently sourcing either new parts or specialists at the top of the field in refurbishing units needed.

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.

The Right Direction – Fixing the Steering Coupler on the 1967 Ford Mustang GT350 Tribute

John, our workshop manager at Bridge Classic Cars has been working on the steering coupler of the 1967 Ford Mustang GT350 Tribute. On inspection, John found that the coupler which had been fitted was binding when the steering approached full lock. This would need attention.

John removed the original coupler and noted it had the incorrect sized coupler on one end and a selection of mismatched pieces on the other. So, because safety is paramount for any Bridge Classic Cars projects, John got a specially made new coupler specifically made for the car and its bespoke right-hand drive conversion. Now, with the new component in the car, John could begin to test. After checking and rechecking, the new piece worked perfectly and didn’t bind up the coupler.

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.