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Entry is now open for our 2017 Ford Mustang GT on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website. With less than 6000 miles on the clock

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Soon to be making its way to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop is our 2017 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT. This is not only a beautiful

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Ford Mustang GT – From Birth To Icon

The Ford Mustang has become something of an icon. With a consistent presence throughout automotive history, it has now taken its rightful place as a legend of American muscle and performance.

Birth Of A Legend

The story of the Ford Mustang began in April 1964, when Ford introduced it at the New York World’s Fair.

The original Mustang GT model was based on this first-generation Ford Mustang. This was a compact, sporty car designed to appeal to a new generation of consumers. The GT, short for “Grand Touring,” was an optional performance package that included a powerful V8 engine, sport-tuned suspension, and distinctive styling.

One of the most iconic early Mustang GTs was the 1965 Shelby GT350, a collaboration between Ford and Carroll Shelby. With a 289-cubic-inch V8 engine, it set the stage for the Mustang GT’s reputation as a performance powerhouse.


Golden Era

The 1970s saw the Mustang GT facing challenges due to changing emission regulations and the oil crisis. However, despite these setbacks, it remained a prominent display of American automotive muscle. In the late ’70s, the Mustang II was introduced, which was smaller and lighter but not as powerful as its predecessors.

The 1980s breathed new life into the Mustang with the introduction of the Fox Body Mustang. With options for both 4-cylinder and V8 engines, it offered performance at an affordable price.

The 1990s brought about the fourth-generation Mustang, known for its modern styling and improved handling. It featured a 5-litre V8 which produced 215bhp.


The 21st Century Revival

In 2005, Ford unleashed the fifth-generation Mustang, signalling a return to the car’s roots as a high-performance machine. With a retro-inspired design and a 4.6-litre V8 engine producing 300bhp, it quickly gained popularity. The 2011 Mustang GT upped the ante even more with a new 5-litre V8 which delivered 412bhp, making it one of the most powerful Mustangs in years.

The sixth-generation Mustang GT, introduced in 2015, featured a sleeker, more aerodynamic design and a 5-litre V8 engine with 435bhp. Ford continued to refine the Mustang GT’s performance and handling, making it a highly successful competitor in the sports car market.

In 2020, Ford unveiled the latest version of the Mustang GT, part of the seventh generation. With a choice of engines, including a 5-litre V8 and a 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, the Mustang GT offers a range of performance options to suit different tastes. The GT’s performance has been further enhanced with features like MagneRide suspension and advanced driver assistance technologies.


The Future of the Ford Mustang GT

The future of the automotive industry is far from clear, however, the Ford Mustang shows no signs of slowing down. With advancements in electric and hybrid technologies, Ford has introduced the Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric SUV that pays tribute to the Mustang’s legacy. The Mustang Mach-E GT, in particular, offers impressive performance and handling, showcasing Ford’s commitment to innovation and sustainability while staying true to its high-performance heritage.

From its launch in the 1960s to its status as an American automotive icon today, the Mustang GT has consistently represented power, performance, and passion on four wheels. With each new generation, the Mustang GT has evolved and adapted, proving that it can thrive in an ever-changing automotive industry.

Win Our 2017 Ford Mustang GT

Our 2017 Ford Mustang GT is currently live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website. This means that you could own a big part of automotive history for just a few pounds.

Full details are here.

Entry Is Open

Entry is now open for our 2017 Ford Mustang GT on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website.

With less than 6000 miles on the clock and kept in stunning condition, this will make a fantastic addition to the lucky winner garage very soon.

  • 5-litre V8 with automatic gearbox having covered less than 6000 miles from new
  • Metallic Grey paintwork with black interior and trim
  • Usable V8 performance car
  • Well-presented and optioned interior/exterior
  • Limited to 5999 tickets
  • One of the most iconic names in sports car history

Coming Soon

Soon to be making its way to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop is our 2017 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT.

This is not only a beautiful car to look at but it has only covered 5000 miles from new! Freshly MOT’d until June 2024, this will be a very exciting addition to the collection.

Once it arrives, it will go through a thorough inspection and assessment before it goes live on Bridge Classic Cars Competitions where someone will be lucky enough to win it in the near future.

Our Mustang Leaves Suffolk

We recently took our 2016 Ford Mustang GT from our secure storage facility at Bentwaters Parks and delivered it to the lucky winner, John Waddicar.

Everyone here loved the Mustang and we are very happy to hear that John is loving it just as much.

Winners Circle – Lyle Taking Delivery of the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Tribute

The Bridge Classic Cars Competitions team have delivered another dream classic to its new and excited owner.

Lyall Logan won our 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Tribute back in December with the winning ticket 6128. The car has recently finished having its last few bits and pieces done by our technicians at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop in Suffolk and this morning was delivered right to Lyle’s door.

The whole family came out to see the car. Lyall has wanted a classic Mustang since he was a boy so to make this dream car come true for someone is really special.

We wish Lyall and the family many happy miles and years cruising in this iconic convertible.

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.

Plugged In – Changing Spark Plugs on the 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible

This 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible is having a list of things done to it by Bridge Classic Cars in Suffolk, UK but next up on the jobs is a spark plug change.

Mauro, our in-house restoration technician, has been working deep in the engine bay of the Mustang. As you can see by the photos, the sparkplugs that were in the Mustang had been in there for quite some time. With that, it was decided to renew them as part of the refresh being done on the car. As with all old spark plugs, you need to be very careful as they can be quite fragile.

So, Mauro gently eased the plugs out of the cylinder head ready to be inspected. They were heavily corroded on the mounts and also the ground straps and electrodes were covered in carbon. New plugs it was for this unique muscle car. Mauro also decided to inspect and clean up the threads in the cylinder head ready for the new spark plugs.

With the new spark plugs in the car, it was just a case of getting the leads back on the car according to its firing order ready for when we first fire up the V8.

Sealed up Tight – Replacing the Pinion Seal on the 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible Rear End

Mauro, our in-house restoration technician, has been working on the 1967 Ford Mustang that we have in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

As part of its mechanical refresh recently, Mauro replaced the rear axle seals and now it’s time to renew the rear pinion seal. A key part of the well being of any rear-wheel drive car.

After removing the old seal and inspecting the mounting surfaces, Mauro then put the new seal in place and check the pinion worked correctly. It all worked perfectly. So with that, the driveshaft and coupling were put back in place and it was time to move on to the next job on the list…

Stop and Go – Replacing Wheel Cylinders and Axle Seals on the 1967 Ford Mustang

Our technician Mauro has been waiting on some parts for the 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible for some time now. These parts have all had to be sourced from the US so there is bound to be a bit of a wait for them.

The car was assessed and inspected so that all the parts could be ordered in one go but first on the list is the rear axle seals and wheel cylinders. Mauro had noted down a small leak coming from the rear axle and while the rear drums have to be removed for the axles to come out, we thought it best practice to service the rear brakes. In all, their condition was fine. The shoes had plenty of material and all the hardware looked straight and in good order.

So, Mauro decided that just the wheel cylinders would need replacement. As we got the axle out, the backing plates off the drums it was time to pull the old leaking seals out. Carefully, Mauro removed the old seals and prepped the area to receive the brand new seals. They went in perfectly.

Working back out, Mauro began to put the drums back together. As he did, he replaced the wheel cylinders and bled the system. So now, there’s just one more job to do on the back end of the Mustang…

Breathing New Life – Preparing the Rocker Covers on a 1967 Ford Mustang for Paint

With American V8s the first thing you notice in the engine bay is the Rocker Covers.

One of the most iconic of these is the historic ”Cobra by Ford” covers that graced the tops of some of the most legendary race and sportscar engines the American continent has ever produced.

Our 1967 Ford Mustang has got these very covers fitted on top of its small-block V8. These covers will be refinished in-house by our paint and body teams to make sure that when they go back on, they look just like, if not better, than the day they were fitted.

Ford Mustang up and running!

The electronic ignition was the issue with the Mustang not starting upon collection. John has worked his magic and now she’s all fired up!

We still can’t go anywhere as we have no brakes…well we can go places, we just can’t stop!

Rarer than a galloping rocking horse s***…

Being around classic cars all day, everyday they all have a story to tell and we love to hear about them.

The history, the life that the car has had and the owners that have sat in the seats all make up a great story.

We see and work on a lot of rare cars. When we heard of the rarity of latest addition we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it. This may look like any regular 1967 Ford Mustang but look closely…something seems to be in the wrong place! Some would argue that it’s a much better place but the purests might not agree.

Today we collected our 1967 Ford Mustang 350 Shelby…right hand drive!

Believed to have been converted to right hand drive in the Philippines some years, once we delve deeper into the car’s history we will be able to build a bigger picture of the car’s exciting life up to now!

For now…we have collected the car and is safe with us in the workshops awaiting further updates.

Stourbridge News – September 2020

Colin Dixon, winner of our 1966 Ford Mustang, has appeared in his local newspaper this week – The Stourbridge News.

Colin won the American muscle car through our classic car competitions site. He bought a single entry for just £7.50 which turned out to be the winning ticket!

Since then, Colin has been enjoying the Mustang with his wife Christine, describing the win as “a dream come true.”

For your chance to have a dream come true and win your very own classic, head to the competition site to check out our current prizes.

Live Draw: 1966 Ford Mustang

Congratulations to Colin Dixon, winner of our 1966 Ford Mustang with ticket number 2795.

Winner 🎉 Colin Dixon with ticket number 2795.Congratulations Colin! 👏Thank you to everyone who entered to win our 1966 Ford Mustang!

Posted by Bridge Classic Cars on Thursday, 2 July 2020

To be in with a chance to win your very own classic, head to bridgeclassiccars.co.uk/competitions