classic daimler

Daimler Repairs

Technician James has been working on our 1964 Daimler 250 V8. The steering pump has been overhauled and has been refitted to the car along

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Almost There

Classic car technician Rob has been hard at work putting our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 back together. After it spent some time in the paintshop,

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Blowing Fuses

The door mirrors and interior lights of our 1994 Daimler Double Six keep blowing fuses so, classic car technician John has been investigating what could

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Daimler Service

Classic car technician Steve has been servicing our 1994 Daimler Double Six. During his work on the car, he fitted new air, fuel, and oil

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Painting By Numbers

After our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 was re-painted and polished, classic car technician Chris painted the number plates and the number plate backing to make

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Panels And Polishing

After being painted in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop, Chris has been putting all panels back onto our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 and polishing it

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Painting Our Daimler

After being stripped and undergoing some repairs on its bodywork, our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 has continued its time in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop

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Daimler Repairs

Our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 recently spent some time with classic car technician Chris. While with him, the spats on both the front and rear

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Paint Prep

Our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 has been going through its preparation for paint with classic car technician Scott. Scott removed all the brightwork and trim

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2 Classics Go Home

Our 1986 Daimler DS420 and our 1970 Bristol 411 have left the Bridge Classic Cars workshop and are now on their way back to their

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Painting Daimler Parts

Classic car technician Mauro has been painting parts of our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 including the front suspension frame. This classic car has been in

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Checking Our Daimler

After being in storage for several years, our 1968 Daimler 250 is in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop for an assessment and appraisal. Classic car

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Ready For Wheels

Classic car technician Chris has been undersealing our 1986 Daimler DS420. Since making its way to us from America, our DS420 has undergone a big

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Rebuild Progress

Classic car technician Scott has continued rebuilding our 1986 Daimler DS420. While rebuilding our American limo, Scott also completed some of the trim and other

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The Rebuild Continues

The rebuild of our 1986 Daimler DS420 has continued over the last week. Classic car technician Scott has been busy putting this imposing vehicle back

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Panel Levelling Complete

Our 1986 Daimler DS420 has been undergoing panel levelling with classic car technician Chris. Once this was completed, the car began its prep work ready

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Body Shaping Begins

Classic car technician Chris recently started the body shaping process on our 1986 Daimler DS420. Quite a bit of restoration work has already been completed

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Daimler Repairs

Technician James has been working on our 1964 Daimler 250 V8. The steering pump has been overhauled and has been refitted to the car along with the drive belt and reservoir.

The system has been topped up, the underside areas cleaned and the car road tested. Then we checked under the car again, the steering pump and components are clean and dry now. The fluid levels were rechecked and found to be ok.

James checked the brakes while the car was on the ramp, and all was ok, although the car still had a leak from the older style “rope type” rear main. This would need the engine removing and upgrading to a modern equivalent involving modification to the engine block. Also, a small amount of coolant staining was found on the engines, but no obvious leaks when pressure testing.

Once James was finished with our Daimler, Tony loaded it into the trailer and transported it to our storage facility.

Coming soon – 1989 Daimler Double Six

This may be the first time you have seen our 1989 Daimler Double Six. The car has in fact been with us, in storage, for a number of years now but recently we handed the car over to our good friends at Motts Body Repair in Colchester to push forward with the body restoration of this beautiful machine.

This will eventually return to us for a full recommission before we decide what we will do with the car.

If you would like to see our Double Six as a future competition car then do let us know.

Almost There

Classic car technician Rob has been hard at work putting our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 back together.

After it spent some time in the paintshop, it came back into the main workshop so everything could be reassembled and made to look as good as possible before it goes back to its owner.

Rob cleaned up and refitted the chrome work, door panels, trim, and multiple other components.

As you can see from the photos below, our Daimler 250 V8 is looking better and better each day.

Blowing Fuses

The door mirrors and interior lights of our 1994 Daimler Double Six keep blowing fuses so, classic car technician John has been investigating what could be causing the issue.

John stripped down the door panel to remove the switch. Once the switch was removed, signs of corrosion were found so John dismantled and cleaned it before re-fitting.

Daimler Service

Classic car technician Steve has been servicing our 1994 Daimler Double Six.

During his work on the car, he fitted new air, fuel, and oil filters. Steve also removed the air conditioning pump and coil so he could change all 12 spark plugs. The spare wheel retainer had to be repaired as the roll pin had broken.

Steve noted that a new expansion tank cap was needed as the rubber seal on the current cap has split.

Painting By Numbers

After our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 was re-painted and polished, classic car technician Chris painted the number plates and the number plate backing to make sure the car looks as good as possible for when it gets returned to its owner in the near future.

When you have a classic car, these seemingly small paint jobs can go a long way in keeping your car in pristine condition so you, and everyone who sees it, can enjoy it as it deserves to be.

Panels And Polishing

After being painted in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop, Chris has been putting all panels back onto our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 and polishing it to finish its repaint.

Now that it has been painted, it will go on to be put back together before moving on to the next stage of its restoration.

Repairs To A Returning Daimler

Our 1987 Daimler Double Six recently returned to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. After leaving us last year, it has come back for our team of technicians to resolve a few issues, including some paint repairs, a door not closing properly, and the steering wheel adjustment not working as it should.

Now that our technicians have rectified these issues, our Daimler will soon leave us again to return to its owner.

Painting Our Daimler

After being stripped and undergoing some repairs on its bodywork, our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 has continued its time in the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop with Chris.

Chris first stripped the paint from the classic Daimler in preparation for it to have epoxy primer applied. There was also some filler work that needed to be completed before the car moved into final primer.

After being primed, our Daimler 250 was prepped for its final coat of paint. Once all of Chris’s preparations were complete, he then moved on to applying the colour to the freshly primed body.

Daimler Repairs

Our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 recently spent some time with classic car technician Chris. While with him, the spats on both the front and rear ends were repaired.

As progress continues on our Daimler V8, we are looking forward to getting it back out on the road very soon.

Paint Prep

Our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 has been going through its preparation for paint with classic car technician Scott.

Scott removed all the brightwork and trim ready to be fully prepped for a new coat of paint. Before our classic Daimler is finished in the paint shop, Scott also cleaned all the items he removed so they are ready to go back on the car once painted.

The front axle was reassembled and fitted back onto the car too.

2 Classics Go Home

Our 1986 Daimler DS420 and our 1970 Bristol 411 have left the Bridge Classic Cars workshop and are now on their way back to their owner in the Netherlands.

Both cars have been completely transformed from how they looked when they first arrived with us and we are very excited to see them be reunited with their owner. The 1970 Bristol 411 was a right-hand drive vehicle before our team of classic car technicians converted it to a left-hand drive. Once converted it was rebuilt and eventually turned into the beautiful classic car you can see in the images below.

The 1986 Daimler DS420 originated in America before being brought to us. Since being in the workshop, its colour has changed from white to blue and various other issues have been resolved to get the car into the condition it leaves us in.

After a lot of time and effort, it is always great to see restored cars leaving the Bridge Classic Cars workshop and being returned to their owners.

We hope our customer enjoys their restored classics and we look forward to seeing them being driven on the roads in the Netherlands.

Painting Daimler Parts

Classic car technician Mauro has been painting parts of our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 including the front suspension frame.

This classic car has been in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop for a few weeks now and work has been ongoing to get it back out on the road after being in storage for several years.

Work Continues On Our Classic Daimler

Classic car technician Scott has been servicing the engine of our 1964 Daimler 250 V8. While doing this, Scott fitted new engine mounts and cleaned the old caked-on grease and oil from the engine. He also replaced the brake master cylinder.

Scott moved on to refitting the rear axle. However, while he was building it back up, he noticed that the threads were damaged on the off-side rear half shaft so a new shaft and bearing were ordered.

While waiting for the new shaft to arrive, Scott removed and stripped the front axle. Once the new parts were here, the old half shaft was removed and replaced with the new shaft and bearing.

Assessing Our Daimler 250

Our 1964 Daimler 250 V8 has been going through a detailed assessment with classic car technician Scott.

Scott has been checking the car to see what work and parts will be required to get it back out on the road. His initial findings suggest that most of the brakes and rubber components need to be replaced.

The next step of Scott’s assessment involved checking and cleaning the fuel system. He removed the old tank and checked the electrics. While doing this, Scott found that the pump wasn’t working so he has replaced this with a temporary one for now.

Scott went on to check the oil and make sure that there were no obstructions in the intake. He was actually able to get the car running before he stripped and rebuilt the brake calipers.

Once the car was running, Scott moved our Daimler to the wash bay. After removing the wheels, he steam-cleaned the underside of all of the old thick grease and grime.

The rear axle was removed, stripped, and cleaned and the rear bushings were removed too. The rear springs were also removed and cleaned.

After Scott had finished his assessment, classic car technician Mauro painted the rear diff and propshaft of our 1964 Daimler 250 V8.