classic ferrari

Inspection And Repairs

Jonn has been finishing his inspection on our 1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi. He checked the brakes, refitted the wheels, inflated the tyres and torqued the

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A Ferrari For Competition

At the NEC Classic Motor Show 2023, Craig purchased the latest addition to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, our 1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi Quattrovalvole. Bought

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Our Ferrari Delivered

We recently delivered our 1985 Ferrari Mondial to lucky winner Daniel Fallon. Daniel became the new owner of our Ferrari when his ticket number, 754,

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Daytona Seats

Lydia has continued making the seats for our Ferrari Daytona. Now with a whole new colour pallet, this is more than renovating the seats, its

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Fine Looking Ferrari

On a trip to Bath recently, Charlotte, our Competitions Presenter, spotted this stunning 1989 Ferrari 400GT and just had to get some snaps! Parked up

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Daytona Gear Box Removal

Pete, one of our specialist technicians here at Bridge, has successfully removed the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona gear box ready for testing. Once it’s restored,

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Ferrari Dino in Suffolk

Friend of Bridge Classic Cars, Phil martin has sent us these wonderful pictures of his Ferrari Dino in Long Melford, Suffolk. These stunning vehicles were

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Inspection And Repairs

Jonn has been finishing his inspection on our 1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi.

He checked the brakes, refitted the wheels, inflated the tyres and torqued the wheel nuts.

Jonn then tightened the screws in the nearside rear light and cleaned and tightened the connection to the nearside number plate light and tested.

The door mirror switch was glued in before Jonn adjusted the tangs inside the cigarette lighter, to get the lighter to stay in. He also dropped the rear anti-roll bar, taped up the bar where it was worn and refitted the bushes.

A Ferrari For Competition

At the NEC Classic Motor Show 2023, Craig purchased the latest addition to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop, our 1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi Quattrovalvole.

Bought through Iconic Auctioneers, this incredible car will go on to be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions very soon.

After buying the car, we collected it from the NEC and it is now safely in The Ateiler at Bridge Classic Cars.

Once it has been checked over by the workshop team, it will be ready to be won by a very lucky individual in the next few weeks.

Our Ferrari Delivered

We recently delivered our 1985 Ferrari Mondial to lucky winner Daniel Fallon.

Daniel became the new owner of our Ferrari when his ticket number, 754, was randomly selected at the Bridge Classic Cars festive live draw held on Thursday, 22nd December 2022.

Everyone here would like to congratulate Daniel again and we hope we enjoy your very own Ferrari!

Ready To Win – Entry Is Now Open!

Our 1985 Ferrari Mondial is now ready for its brand-new owner.

It has been thoroughly checked and has been given the go-ahead from our workshop team that it can be put live on Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

Entry is now open so you can get your tickets to be in with a chance of winning your very own Ferrari at Bridge Classic Cars Festive Live Draw.

The draw has already been guaranteed for Thursday 22nd December so someone will win our 1985 Ferrari Mondial before Christmas.

Good luck!

Throttle Cable Adjusted

Our 1985 Ferrari Mondial is going to be a big part of our Bridge Classic Cars Festive Live Draw. With one lucky person going to win this beautiful classic car in time for Christmas, our workshop team are working hard to make sure everything is working as it should be.

Classic car technician Steve has been giving our Ferrari Mondial a thorough inspection and assessment. While he was doing so, he adjusted the throttle cable as he wasn’t satisfied with its current performance.

With our 1985 Ferrari Mondial going live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website very soon, you can be sure that it will be ready to go for its new owner to win on Thursday 22nd December at our Festive Live Draw.

Just Arrived – Our 1985 Ferrari Mondial

It may have been a wet and rainy evening when it arrived, but our 1985 Ferrari Mondial still looked impressive as it made its way to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

Once it was inside and dried off, it looked very much at home surrounded by other classic cars.

Our team of experienced classic car technicians will thoroughly assess and inspect the latest addition to our workshop before we decide what the future holds for this beautiful classic car.

On Its Way – 1985 Ferrari Mondial

Making its way to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop is our 1985 Ferrari Mondial.

Once it arrives, it will get a full inspection from our team of classic car technicians before we decide on a plan of action for the future of this classic car.

Spotted – The 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona Photographed On Its Way Home

The 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona was spotted by a member of local classic car group, East Coast Retros, on its way back to our Suffolk HQ.

The Daytona had a short trip out to one of our trusted specialists to check over a couple of the systems on the car before the team fire it up for the first time and begin to test the car properly.

Progress – Working on the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona

Bridge Classic Cars have been getting back to work on the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona. The next phase involves working on the inside of the car to get it to the next stage.

Scott, one of our technicians, has been working through the list of jobs to do on the car.

He had to modify the steering column to go from the Jaguar steering rack to the Ferrari steering column while also clearing the bottom of the genuine Daytona instrument cluster. After this, he began to work on the steering boss.

The steering boss needed to be modified to fit inside of the original Daytona column shroud while also allowing the indicators to self cancel.

After all this had been done and tested, Scott worked on getting the gear stick into the same place in the cockpit as it would have been in a real Daytona.

The Genuine Article – Real Daytona Wheels for the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona

The Bridge Classic Cars workshop here in Pettistree, Suffolk has had an incredible delivery. A set of refurbished genuine Ferrari Daytona wheels.

These will be fitted to the 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona which is undergoing a thorough and complete restoration by our in-house restoration teams. These wheels have been refurbished which must be done by specialists due to their magnesium construction.

This is going to be an amazing addition to the car once the restoration is complete by the team.

Daytona Dash, Trim And Suspension

Lydia and Brian have been working on various panels for the Ferarri Daytona. Lydia has taken off the original leather and the screws from the sun visor panel to clean the fibreglass, ready to be recovered. She has also been taking the covers and foam off the A, B and C posts and sanding off the old glue. She then glued on s fresh 3mm of foam before wrapping the posts in new stretchy vinyl. Brian has removed the old cover from ‘c’ posts, sanded and filled any fibreglass to make it smooth before recovering in new vinyl. He has also removed the cover from the ‘a’ posts and cleaned the metal so it’s ready to be recovered. He did the same for the B panel too. Brian then removed the cover from the rear window top bar and cleaned up the fibreglass. He added new foam onto the top bar and glued new vinyl onto the rear of the panel. He repeats this process on the a, b and c panels too.

Kath has been recovering the head rests with new updated modifications to make the head rests a slimmer design on the clients request.

Kath has made the skirt and clipped the four sections together in position before sewing all the parts together. After sewing the mock together, Kath could refit the foam. She then unpicked the skirt ready to cut out new parts to then sew together. Once all sewn together, Kath could place the cover over the frame to see how it’s going to fit. With a few modifications, the cover fits perfectly and the skirt folds over the back of the cover. For the inner piece, Kath drew around the centre of the foam, marked out new leather, clipped together the pieces and finally sewed them all in. Once she ensured it fit perfectly, she could assemble all the pieces. She repeated the process on the second headrest.

Lydia has also been working to make the centre rear carpet section. The original carpet was red, which she needed to remove first before cleaning all the glue off the base. She drew around the original pieces of carpet to make out the new template which she then cut out new leather from. Once this was done, she sewed around the edges of each carpet to bind, then glued around the surround section. She then glued the fabric into place.

James has just started making up a brand new bespoke dashboard out of fibreglass for our Daytona. This will be a detailed and difficult process but worth it in the end.

Scott has been working to add new springs into the front suspension. He is also working on removing the front cross member mount bolt which has seized. This eventually will be holding in the front suspension.

Daytona Seats

Lydia has continued making the seats for our Ferrari Daytona. Now with a whole new colour pallet, this is more than renovating the seats, its a total make over.

Lydia had to position the black insert strips onto the leather in the marked places for the squab covers and sew them into place. Lydia then punched holes out of the Insert Strips and stuffed scrim foam in-between the insert strips. She then sewed all round to seal them into place. She then sewed the middle strip between them.

Ferrari Daytona’s Looking A Little Green

The bonnet and doors have finished their blocking stage and been sent back into the paint bay to be primed. When the rest of the body is finished, Scott and Chris will do the same to the body which has been masked.

Chris has also added epoxy onto some of the components and primed them for black DTM (direct to metal).

Ferrari Daytona’s Debut

We received the engine for our unique 1979 Arrow Ferrari Daytona Replica. This kit car is going to be a particularly large restoration with the process expected to take a while but we know for certain it will be worth it!

Ant, one of our fabricators has been working on stripping the body. It originally had a lot of stickers on the side which have now been taken off, allowing ant to prepare underneath for new paint. The current plan for this Daytona is to be painted Green – stay tuned!

This is what it looked like before we started the stripping process:

One of our technicians, Scott, has also been stripping down the Daytona by focusing on the doors and removing all chrome and lights.

Scott has also been working on the removal of the complete exhaust system and rear axle which will be refurbished.