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New Addition

Our latest addition to the Bridge Classic Car family is this lorry! Although it looks rather plain and underwhelming now, when designed, it’s going to

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Workshop Walkabout

This morning we took a walk around the workshop to take a peak at how our engineers are getting on with the current projects. 1996

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Mercedes In Its Prime

Our stunning 1987 Mercedes 500SL has been in the paint shop having her primer sprayed ahead of being shaped and re-primed. Her owner, our Director

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Welcome To The Workshop

The Bridge Classic Cars team welcomed this incredible 1972 Mercedes 280SE into the workshop this weekend. Due to begin restorative work in October, we’ll mostly

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Boot Repair On The 500SL

After spending many years stored under a tree before arriving here at Bridge, we continue to uncover rust and corrosion throughout the 1987 Mercedes 500SL.

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Plastic Stitching For The Mercedes

We’ve been working on a plastic speaker panel for Craig’s Mercedes 500SL that needed to be stitched back together. This was done by attaching the two pieces together via plastic welding.

Claret Interior For The Mercedes 500SL

Craig has recently decided on a colour for the interior of his 1987 Mercedes 500SL. The trim shop has just started tackling the trim which will be done in a Claret red.

Lydia has been prepping the windscreen panels for recovering, which have been done in the claret leather. The sanding and filling of the front window panels has been completed, allowing for Lydia to get started on the next step. The cover is first marked out in paper, then leather and then sewn and glued together.

500SL Mercedes’ New Robes

Our director Craig has had his Mercedes 500SL in for restoration for a while now. There are many choices to be made when you’re not only restoring your classic but also redesigning it. Some of those choices are more interesting than others. One of the more fun choices in the customising process is choosing the colour of the interior. There were many options, all of which took on brown and orange tones to contrast with the bright blue exterior.

After taking a while to think and decide, Craig took the decision to go with… none of these options. But instead went for a rich Claret, a beautiful burgundy red!

New Addition

Our latest addition to the Bridge Classic Car family is this lorry! Although it looks rather plain and underwhelming now, when designed, it’s going to look great as our new transporter!

We still have our covered vehicle transporter trailer however it can only fit one car in at a time whereas this new lorry will be able to transport multiple cars and equipment!

Alongside using the lorry for our own vehicles, we aim to offer our own transportation services for other companies.

We can’t wait to get this lorry designed!

Introducing the 1999 Mercedes 280SL

We’re still got our beautiful 1999 Mercedes 280SL up for grabs and tonight is the Double Your Odds draw!

You can check that out this evening on Facebook Live and head over to our competitions website here.

Take a look at the photos we shot below!

Workshop Walkabout

This morning we took a walk around the workshop to take a peak at how our engineers are getting on with the current projects.

1996 Nissan Patrol

The Nissan Patrol is almost ready to be set free on adventures again. Pete has given it a general ‘health check’ and service to ensure its exploration spirit is still intact.

The last stage on the Nissan is to ‘blacken’ the underside to protect it from rust and erosion, which is all the more important for adventurous vehicles like this Patrol!

1972 MGB Blaze Orange

Tamas has been working hard on the latest refurbishments to the MGB which has recently included a new radiator as the old one had developed some rust and holes.

The thermostat has also been refurbished along with its housing and the grill. Tamas has also installed new reversing lights as well.

The Rosytle wheels are currently in the hands of our paint specialist Darren who’s just finished applying the first layer of paint to neaten them up.

1960 MGA

The Red MGA has had a seasonal refurbishment with a heater being added to accommodate for the cold months approaching!

Paul tells us that “the car originally never had a heater in, so the parts have been shipped in from America.”

Its not uncommon to see our classic cars fitted with modern creature comforts such as heaters and radios.

1972 Peugeot 504

Scott has been working on fitting the doors, making sure the latches catch and shut efficiently.

Darren has also been working on the Peugeot, painting the engine bay. This needed two sets of paint, one for the inner parts and a separate colour for the outer parts to match the body of the car.

1957 Jensen 541R

The Jensen is still in the trimming shop where Brian is installing the leather padding that sits just above the windscreen. This piece followed the original design but still had to be cut and made by hand.

Brian tells us ‘It’s quite a fiddly job to fit this panel’.

We can’t wait to see the Jensen completed with its smart new leather from our trim experts.

1965 Amphicar

Our classic car electrician Adam has been working on tidying up the Amphicar’s wires and installing a second pump to ensure enough water is removed from within the vehicle. This means a custom made pump bracket will have to be designed and fitted when the second pump is installed.

1987 Mercedes 500SL

Our engineer Anthony is currently applying a filler to the engine bay to smooth out any bumps.

A keen eye for detail from Anthony is needed to ensure that the Mercedes doesn’t leave the fabrication bay with any imperfections.

Mercedes In Its Prime

Our stunning 1987 Mercedes 500SL has been in the paint shop having her primer sprayed ahead of being shaped and re-primed.

Her owner, our Director Craig, is yet to choose the colour for his gorgeous classic. It was originally in silver, but he’s keen for a change.

What colour would you go for?

Live Draw: 2003 Mercedes SL55

Congratulations to Robin Yates, winner of the 2003 Mercedes SL55 AMG with ticket number 4995 

🎉 Congratulations to Robin Yates, winner of the SL55 AMG with ticket number 4995 🎉Mercedes SL55 AMG LIVE draw.Want to see your dream classic car up next? Let us know which vehicles we should try and source.www.bridgeclassiccarscompetitions.co.uk

Posted by Bridge Classic Cars on Thursday, 17 September 2020

For your chance to win your dream classic, head to bridgeclassiccars.co.uk/competitions

Welcome To The Workshop

The Bridge Classic Cars team welcomed this incredible 1972 Mercedes 280SE into the workshop this weekend.

Due to begin restorative work in October, we’ll mostly be focused on welding work around the wheel arches on the underside of the car. As you can see from the pictures, there’s a good amount of rust and damage to rectify.

We can’t wait to get her into our in-house body shop to begin work restoring her back to her former glory. Keep an eye on our project blog to see her transformation.

Boot Repair On The 500SL

After spending many years stored under a tree before arriving here at Bridge, we continue to uncover rust and corrosion throughout the 1987 Mercedes 500SL.

One of our welders Toby has completed welding work in the boot this week. “There was excessive corrosion all over the boot floor,” Toby described. “So I’ve welded a new piece into place.”

There’s still a way to go to get this classic into tip-top condition. Belonging to one of our Directors Craig, he’s enjoying seeing the progress so far.

The Sweet Sounds Of The Becker Radio

This week, our 1957 Mercedes 190SL had a retro look Becker radio fitted into the dashboard.

But don’t be fooled by its 1960s façade, as behind it lies an all-singing-all-dancing modern system that includes navigation, telephone, radio and card reader.

Although a slightly larger gap had to be made in the dash for it to fit, now it’s secured in place, it looks like it’s always belonged there!

More Welding Wonders

The 1987 Mercedes 500SL has received a new floor in welding shop this week.

The car arrived to us with so much work to have done, so we really are stripping it back to it’s bare metal and rebuilding it from there. These pictures are of the floor itself, along with the spare wheel well.

The car belongs to the company’s Director Craig. “I plan to keep and enjoy this car for many years after it’s restoration. It’s one of my favourite classics, so I’m glad the team are able to able to give it special attention and get her back into mint condition.”

1985 Mercedes Benz 280SL Revisits Us

Coming back to us at Bridge Classic Cars is this wonderful Mercedes 280 SL. It’s owner would like the car in tip top shape for his return to the UK for Christmas. As such, the vehicle is having a thorough service and the wheels will be refurbished.

2013 Mercedes-Benz E220 AMG

Coming in for a service today is this lovely Mercedes-Benz E220 AMG. While performing our extensive service checks Pete and Tom noted the front tyres were in need of replacing. Later the same day, the tyres were fitted by our friends at We Fit Tyres Anywhere.

1953 Mercedes 220 Engine Rebuild Complete

Ady’s finished up work on our Mercedes 220 Engine rebuild. The engine has had a brand new bespoke machined flywheel, valve seals cut, valves refaced and new valve guides. The camshaft has been re-profiled and the engine block completely re-bored. The crank shaft has been re-ground along with new gaskets and bearings being fitted.

Check out the video below to see her up and running for the first time!