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Win A TVR 2500M

Our 1976 TVR 2500M is now live on Bridge Classic Cars Competitions. Believed to be the car of choice that took centre stage on the

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Competition TVR Work

Our 1976 TVR 2500M has been having some work completed by classic car technician Jonn. Jonn looked at a number of areas of our classic

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A TVR Arrives

We recently opened the doors to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop to our latest addition, our 1976 TVR 2500M. It will now go through a

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A New Arrival

We have recently seen the arrival of our 2000 TVR Chimera 450 into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. It will now go through a workshop

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A Completed Service

Our 2000 TVR Chimaera 450 recently underwent a full service with our classic car technician Paul. As its owner has recently purchased the car, this

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TVR Chimaera’s Service

Our fantastic blue 1998 TVR Chimaera initially came in for a trim restoration and service however during the service, we’ve noticed some more serious issues

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TVR Chimaera’s New Trim

Our trim department has been working hard to get the 1998 TVR Chimaera’s carpet, door panels and other pieces of fabric-to-metal trim stuck and bolted

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New TVR On The Block

This stunning blue 1998 TVR Chimaera has come in for some interior trim work. Its in need of new carpets and some leather work. We’re

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TVR Trim

We may soon be welcoming this 1987 TVR 350i in for some trim work. The client who contacted us is currently in the process of

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Win A TVR 2500M

Our 1976 TVR 2500M is now live on Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

Believed to be the car of choice that took centre stage on the TVR stand at the 1976 British Motor Show, this beautiful classic certainly comes with a fascinating back story.

  • Believed to be the 1976 British Motor Show Car for TVR
  • Recommissioned back to the road from 2012 to 2014
  • 2.5-litre inline-six and 4-speed manual gearbox with overdrive
  • Classic exterior/interior colour combination
  • Limited to 3333 tickets
  • Bridge Classic Cars Pre-Delivery Inspection

Competition TVR Work

Our 1976 TVR 2500M has been having some work completed by classic car technician Jonn.

Jonn looked at a number of areas of our classic TVR in preparation for it to eventually be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

As well as repairing the bonnet strap, Jonn attached the DAB aerial to the nearside of the windscreen and a new stereo was fitted utilising the original stereo front backing.

Assessing A Future Competition Car

Classic car technician Jonn has been assessing our 1976 TVR 2500M in preparation for it to soon go live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website.

Jonn set up the jet depths and noticed that there was debris in the float bowls. Once this was sorted, the inspection could continue. Jonn was happy that all the brakes are in good condition which means that our classic TVR is one step closer to being won by its new owner very soon.

A TVR Arrives

We recently opened the doors to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop to our latest addition, our 1976 TVR 2500M.

It will now go through a detailed inspection and assessment before going on to be won in the near future through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

A New Arrival

We have recently seen the arrival of our 2000 TVR Chimera 450 into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

It will now go through a workshop assessment and inspection before it becomes a competition car through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

A Completed Service

Our 2000 TVR Chimaera 450 recently underwent a full service with our classic car technician Paul.

As its owner has recently purchased the car, this was a great way of making sure all was well with the vehicle so no unexpected issues arise later on.

New Into The Workshop – 2000 TVR Chimaera 450

It’s always an exciting time when we see the arrival of a new car into our workshop. One of the most recent additions is our 2000 TVR Chimaera 450 in blue.

Once we have finished lovingly staring at this beautiful classic car, our classic car technicians will take control of it in order to inspect and assess its current condition.

While this classic car is with us, it will undergo a full MOT and service, have a new induction hose fitted, and our classic car technicians will investigate an issue with the radiator fan that is causing it to run continuously.

This looks to be an exciting project for Bridge Classic Cars, so expect plenty of updates very soon.

Featured – The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal 1989 TVR S2 in the Car & Classic Email

The 1989 TVR S2 generously donated to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal which Bridge Classic Cars Competitions has been featured in the Car & Classic newsletter.

It’s absolutely incredible the amount of support across the industry and the community for this amazing cause where 100% of the proceeds are going weekly to help support the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal by the DEC. These funds go directly to those on the ground helping the people affected by and displaced by the conflict.

You can enter the competition too and support this wonderful cause by clicking the link below.

Click here for Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal 1989 TVR S2 competition.

All Present & Correct – Servicing the 1989 TVR SII 2.9 V6

Recently our technician Paul completed a full service and inspection on the 1989 TVR S2 2.9 V6 in at Bridge Classic Cars.

As part of all inspections, every part of the car was thoroughly checked not only for safety but also for any cosmetic issues that were present on this special 1980s sportscar. On his report, Paul had noted down that the rear shocks had a slight leak but also that one of the front indicator lenses had cracked. These were immediately ordered through our parts team so anyone driving it could have full confidence in the knowledge that nothing had been missed.

This particular 1989 TVR S2 2.9 V6 though has got a bit of a secret. And, if you want to find out then just click the link below and sign up for our mailing list to know about it before anyone else.

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Boots on the Ground – Tyre Change on the 1989 TVR S2 2.9 V6

One of the key parts of any classic sportscar is handling. That playful, light-handed feeling whilst out on a spirited drive where the car becomes an extension of the driver.

Because of this, we felt it best practice to change the rubber that meets the road on our sensational 1989 TVR S2 2.9 V6. The tyres that were fitted to the car were perfectly fine, however, they had been fitted several years before so it was time for some new shoes for this delightful piece of British engineering.

For all of our tyre changes, we use Tyre Assist. They come out to us and are well versed in working on classic and vintage cars across East Anglia.

Keep up to date with this project and all other Bridge Classic Cars projects on our News Page.

Raising the Roof – Revitalising the hood on our 1989 TVR S2 2.9

Our incredibly talented in-house trim expert Brian has been working on the roof of the 1989 TVR SII. The old roof had begun to look quite tired and had sun-bleached in places.

Brian worked his magic on the material of the roof and the removable panels to give this convertible a new lease of life.

Find out more about the TVR SII on our News Page for updates.

Grantura Paint Touch Up

We’ve added a small paint touch up on our 1962 TVR Grantura as the door had been rubbing on the sill. Chris, our paint shop manager, has address the issue.

Tweaks On The Grantura

Our TVR Grantura has had a few tweaks made including a new rev counter, fuel gage and hand brake cables.

TVR Racing Grantura Update

Raymond bought our rare 1962 TVR Racing Grantura a while back and he’s now restoring it to its former glory. On The right you can see a progress photo of the Grantura he bought from us and on the left is another rare racing Granture he’s recently bought – what a fantastic collection!

This is what the racing Grantura looked like when Raymond bought it:

New Bonnet Latch On The Grantura

Our 1962 TVR Grantura has come out of hibernation and into the workshop to have some TLC. Tom has made a bonnet latch to attach to the current lever. This is more of a cosmetic comfort alteration and simply makes the mechanism more use friendly.

We’ve also noticed that the speedo isn’t working correctly as the indicator tends to shake as it moves, making the speed readings inaccurate. A new earth cable has also been fitted.

TVR Chimaera’s Service

Our fantastic blue 1998 TVR Chimaera initially came in for a trim restoration and service however during the service, we’ve noticed some more serious issues that need addressing.

Mauro began the service by checking and replacing the standard elements such as the engine oil, spark plugs, and the oil and air filters. We discovered that there’s some serious damage to the fibreglass battery box that needs attending to as well as some re-wiring issues. Although we also hope service is straight forward, we understand that the importance of a service is to highlight any more serious issues that are less obvious.

There were some substantial wiring problems which needed attending to as some of the wires were at breaking point. Mauro has re-wired the TVR and replaced some of the wires.

We’ve reinforced the bolting of the battery box with fabricated plates and nuts welded to steel plates.

TVR Chimaera’s New Trim

Our trim department has been working hard to get the 1998 TVR Chimaera’s carpet, door panels and other pieces of fabric-to-metal trim stuck and bolted down.

Brian and Kath stripped the TVR out ready for fitting. They started by fitting the carpet to the rear side section where the seat belts fit. Next, they fitted the side sill carpets, wheel arch sections, and cut out the foam to go in rear cockpit section.

Once they had glued the foam into rear cockpit section, the team carefully fitted the back carpet to the rear section of the TVR. They then cut the speaker holes out, glued the bottom carpet to rear cockpit section and glued the carpet to the side of the tunnel. After this was completed, the team could complete the rear section and tunnel section. The speakers and air vent could then be refitted.

After fitting the console back in, Kath and Brian could cut and fit some plywood for the rear compartment covers. Once cut, the pieces could be glued to the carpet. Next up was fitting the underlay to the front footwell section and securing the front and rear carpets.

One of the more challenging parts of this trim restoration was removing the old carpet from the door panel as the bolts were particularly stiff on the door cards. The team glued the new carpet to the door panel and fitted it into to door, as well as fitting the outer section of the door panel to the door. The final touch was to refit the speakers.

We’ve also fitted the seat belts.

Kath identified some rust but we discovered that its only surface rust which can be treated on the surface by filling the holes with rubber flanges and flange sealant to then be primed and painted.

All of the old foam has been replaced with new fresh foam, carpet has been laid in the passenger footwell, the centre console has been cleaned and repaired where needed and the trim has been cut and fitted for the upper footwell.

The board surrounding the battery in the footwell has been modified to fit better and the trim has been replaced with the new fabric. Velcro was then carefully attached so that the board can be easily removed.

The rear carpet has been fitted as well as the door cards and door trim. The leather around the door car was also cleaned before re-fitting.

The boot carpet needed to be re-fit, as did the foam on top of the fuel tank.

Kath has worked on re-lining the TVR’s boot too. She’s taken out the old carpet and fitted a new one in as well as replacing the carpet around the fuel tank and spare tyre section. The boot lid carpet has also been replaced with fresh lining. The next step is to bolt in the seats and service the car.

TVR’s New Wardrobe

The TVR is having a new carpet fitted so our trim shop has removed everything and has begun fitting the new pieces provided to us by the customer.

New TVR On The Block

This stunning blue 1998 TVR Chimaera has come in for some interior trim work. Its in need of new carpets and some leather work.

We’re incredibly lucky to have our own in house trim shop and trim team which is now three strong! Over the last year, we’ve gone from one trim technician to a whole department with its specialist team. This means that everything is done under one roof, ensuring that all our restorations are up to the same quality. Its also reduces outsourcing, meaning the time frames are shortened as we rarely have to wait whilst trim parts are ordered in or fitted elsewhere.

If your car is needing an interior trim freshen up, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Give us a call on 01473 742038 or pop us an email on info@bridgeclassiccars.co.uk

TVR Trim

We may soon be welcoming this 1987 TVR 350i in for some trim work. The client who contacted us is currently in the process of purchasing this beautiful TVR. We look forward to hearing more about this possible project.

The following is what the client has enquired about:

  • New folding hood and targa panel recover, new seals on doors & hood, new rear window. Fitted in a navy blue.
  • Full re-carpet
  • Steering wheel retrim in black leather.

The perfect morning – Classic car chat over a cuppa…

Our gorgeous little 1990 TVR S2 was bought into us this week for a consultation by her owner Andrew Henry, of the TVR Car Club.

We chatted with Andrew about all things TVR, classics and restorations, over a cuppa of course.

On the face of it, our lovely little convertible looks in great condition. But Andrew is exploring options for an interior upgrade and we are more than happy to oblige!