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Land Rover TLC

Our most recent edition, a Land Rover Series 2a has been checked over and is having a handful of issues addressed. One of the issues

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Competition Winner: A Happy Lad And His Landy

We’re delighted to see that our 1964 Land Rover Series IIA was delivered to Ian in Devon this morning and he’s already told us he’s named it Toby.

Ian bough just a single ticket and as luck would have it, that was the winning one!

“Received this morning bright and early. Fantastic service and so chuffed to have won this, being a big Landyphile. Already been out for its first spin around the lanes. Toby is going to be loved and fettled in his new forever home and will meet his sister Mabel, the Series 1 once she back up and running” Ian tells us. “Toby is derived for 70B (TOB) as per registration plate.”

Land Rover Series IIA Finishing Touches

The paint shop have added the finishing touches to our 1964 Land Rover Series 2a by painting the wheels cream. The injector fuel pump has also arrived and been fitted, making it photoshoot ready for its editorial on friday!

The wheels were first coated in an epoxy primer and then painted over in an originally land rover ‘off white’ cream finish.

Land Rover TLC

Our most recent edition, a Land Rover Series 2a has been checked over and is having a handful of issues addressed. One of the issues is a fuel leak from the fuel pump behind the timing cover. John has stripped down the part to start to address the issue.

Introducing The Original Adventure-mobile: The Land Rover Series IIa

We couldn’t resist taking the Land Rover out into the snow to get some arrival photos. Since we’re aiming to give this iconic adventure-mobile a makeover, these shots serve as a good ‘before’ look. Stay tuned to see what it’ll look like afterwards…

Its been exactly 60 years since the Series 2a was released and it still has its original power and authenticity in-tact. Whilst these vehicles are known for being glamorised tractors, nothing beats them in terms of authentic adventure. The Series IIa retained the civilian simplicity of the Series I whilst fine-tuning the styling, updating the suspension and adding a larger 2.3-litre four-cylinder. Our Series 2a comes with desirable overdrive and free wheeling hubs which makes it unique for motors from the time.

Land Rovers have now come synonymous with adventure, camping and an outdoors lifestyle, however, they were originally designed as agriculture work-horses. Over the decades, they’ve gained a duality between agriculture and adventure.

This iconic vehicle its reminiscent of the golden era of exploration and was often seen leading the charge on the silver screen. With America’s Jeeps taking the 4×4 lead across the pond the post-war era, Land Rover Series and Range Rover Defenders stood for the UK’s iconic off-roading vehicle. You might recognise a similar green series IIa that featured in the Italian Job alongside a fleet of mini coopers.

There’s a series of complicated but nifty modes on vintage Land Rover so it can seem overwhelming to the novice driver or those experiencing vintage Land Rovers for the first time. The blog below clearly explains what each mode does:

You can expect to see this Land Rover up for grabs in the coming weeks, stay tuned…

A Little TLC For Our Land Rover Series IIa

We’ve recently welcomed this iconic 1964 Series IIa Land Rover into the workshop, however before its ready to be photographed and released for the competition, there’s a handful of works to be done on it.

A variety of parts need to be ordered including new wiper blades, new headlamps, and door rubbers.

The list of work needing to be carried out includes a variety of small jobs such as rewiring the wiper motors, re-fitting the seats, fixing a diesel leak from the injector pump, modifying the battery mount, replacing the number plate lamp, replacing rusty bolts, painting the rear body mounting plates to match either side, overspray various bolts and components, fix near side rear hub leak, remove trailer wiring and paint where the outer-side engine mounts have been welded in.

Once all these parts and some other small jobs have been completed, we can hand it over to the marketing team to shoot and present!

Classic Land Rover Arrival At HQ

We’ve had a new arrival at HQ and it couldn’t have arrived in more fitting weather! This iconic 1964 Land Rover Series IIa has only 60,000 miles on the clock, 2 previous owners, recently restored with chassis and bulkhead in perfect condition.

Known for their iconic styling and character, these Land Rovers were the perfect farm yard work-horse, could tackle all weathers and terrain and were easy to fix with their simple parts. The Land Rover Series 2 soon gathered momentum for the go-to British exploration vehicle as it was proved to be largely indestructible. Now a quickly appreciating car, a Land Rover Series 2/2A is becoming a sought after collectable that is no longer just a workhorse vehicle.

This beautiful British green classic Land Rover will need a service and then it will be handed over to the marketing team to photoshoot and release, keep your eyes peeled…

Here’s our lovely noew eiditon being loaded inot our lorry to make its way down south to its new home with us.

1973 Triumph Tr6 Restoration Update

We’ve been making great progress on our 1973 Triumph TR6 restoration. 

Within our in-house paint shop, Darren has been working hard on our Triumph TR6 body. Originally brown, Darren has taken the bodywork back to bare metal to ensure the stunning magenta paintwork on the TR6 is perfect. He started by repairing, sanding and priming the Triumph body, ensuring the surface is 100 percent smooth before going into the spray booth for colour. This wonderful magenta was an original factory option offered by Triumph on the TR6 and our customer has chosen this colour for his vehicle.

Mauro has been making great progress working on our TR6’s chassis. He’s fitted new coil springs, brake cylinder, front brake discs, front brake callipers, brake lines, front and rear hubs, rear drum brakes, bushes, ball joints and shock absorbers so far. We’ve also fitted our fully restored suspension arms and uprated bushes to improve ride quality.

Triumph TR6 Colour Reveal

🛠️ We’ve hit another milestone in our Triumph TR6 restoration! 🛠️•••🎆 What do you think of this bold Triumph Magenta colour choice? 🎆•••📞 01473 742038📨 info@bridgeclassiccars.co.uk💻 www.bridgeclassiccars.co.uk📍 The Nursery, Main Rd, Pettistree, Woodbridge IP13 0HH#triumphtr6 #triumph #classiccar #tr6 #classiccars #triumphcars #classiccarsdaily #ClassicCarsCulture #classiccaroftheday #classiccarspotting #classiccarshow #classiccarsworld #classiccarchasers #classiccarsuk #classiccarsofinstagram #classiccarrestoration #BridgeClassicCars #classiccarsofig

Posted by Bridge Classic Cars on Wednesday, 5 February 2020

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