If you’ve ever wanted to own a classic mini, you have the chance to do just that over at Bridge Classic Cars Competitions. Entry is
Our good friend and colleague Bradley from Drivers4you right now is up in Aberdeenshire for us delivering and collecting a couple of our recent projects.
There is something about a classic Mini which cannot help but put a smile across your face and that’s before you’ve even driven it. Just
Our 1990 Rover Mini Cooper has been going through its pre-delivery inspection with classic car technician Jonn.
During his inspection, Jonn noticed that the rev counter wasn’t working correctly. To resolve this, he swapped the fascia of a replacement and rebuilt it in the old cluster. After adjusting the rheostat for the rev counter, everything was tested and reading correctly.
The car was then road tested and has now been signed off by Jonn to say it is ready to be delivered to its new owner very soon.
The lucky winner of our 1992 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3, received his car recently.
Peter Bell was randomly selected as the winner of our live draw held on 3rd November 2022 with ticket number 3569.
Everyone at Bridge Classic Cars would like to congratulate Peter again on winning this beautiful classic car and we hope he enjoys it as much as we did.
Classic car technician Brian has made a new glovebox for our 1992 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3.
He did this by first making the patterns he needed from cardboard. He then used these to cut the shapes out of mill board and using scoring boards to put creases in the appropriate places.
All the parts were fitted together outside of the car to make sure everything fit perfectly together.
Once everything had been made, checked, and finalised, Brian fit the new glovebox into the dashboard of our special little Mini.
If you’ve ever wanted to own a classic mini, you have the chance to do just that over at Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.
Entry is now open to win our 1992 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3.
With a higher compression engine of 10.1:1 and striking red paintwork, this is one classic mini that will not only get you to where you need to go, but will look good while doing it too.
All the information you need can be found here.
Our beautiful Mini Cooper 1.3 has now arrived to Bridge Classic Cars HQ. This very special little car comes with the higher compression engine 10:1:1. Packed with bundles of history, the car has taken part in the Shetland Islands to MSC Sernatingen Oldtimertreffen in 2019.
Coming soon to Bridge Classic Cars Competitions, I think this will be a very popular choice.
Watch this space, more news to follow!
As we bid farewell to our wonderful Alfa Romeo to start it’s new adventures with Adam up in Scotland we welcome a new addition to the Bridge Classic Cars collection…
Our 1992 Mini Cooper 1.3 is now heading down from Scotland to join us here in Suffolk. More information to follow.
Our good friend and colleague Bradley from Drivers4you right now is up in Aberdeenshire for us delivering and collecting a couple of our recent projects. Once the Alfa is delivered, Bradley will be heading 10 minutes up the road to collect our amazing 1992 Rover Mini Cooper.
We should hopefully be able to accept deliver back here in Suffolk either later this evening or tomorrow morning. We can’t wait!!
There is something about a classic Mini which cannot help but put a smile across your face and that’s before you’ve even driven it. Just seeing one is a sure-fire way to brighten up your day. So, that’s why the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions team have sourced this. A 1980 Austin Morris Mini Van.
Beneath its humble and unassuming green paintwork though, lies a true athlete. Being a workhorse, the Mini Van was originally fitted with 998cc 4-cylinder engine. It’s previous owner however has fitted the pint-sized prowler with a 1380cc supercharged engine with a sports exhaust system so the whole world can hear about it. The team were very excited to shoot this particular car!
As the team pulled the classic Mini out of our secure storage facility, The Hangar, it happily sat idling in the late-spring sun. After it’s check-over by the restoration workshops at our Suffolk HQ, and given the full green-light, the team could take it out onto the airfield to shoot what needed to be done. The Mini pulled away perfectly, it wasn’t savage or had a throttle like a hair-trigger. It was actually rather civilised. With the sliding front windows open and the engine happily buzzing along this is the type of classic you could quite happily use for longer journeys or even on your commute to work when the weather is nice.
The reversed Cooper S wheels allow for more rubber to be placed under the Mini, which has had recent suspension and steering work done to it by the previous owner, and you can really tell there’s more contact with the tarmac that rushes under your feet. The short, sharp steering gives you all the feedback you need and when you need the brakes, they are right there when you want them.
The interior, is sparse and utilitarian. The single Cooper S style instrument panel is the only form of distraction in an otherwise purposeful setting. A perfect place to be when you experience the pull and whine of the Vmaxscart Supercharger fitted to the car…
But now, Bridge Classic Cars Competitions wants you to experience this. The 1980 Austin Morris Mini Van could very well be yours! One lucky winner will soon be taking delivery of the classic Mini just in time for summer. And it could be you… All you have to do is head over to the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website and enter now for your chance to win the 1980 Austin Morris Mini Van.
The newest arrival to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop at our Pettistree HQ is the first of the 3 classic Mini shells that the restoration teams will be working on for our friends at Team C Racing.
This car will be worked on by our paint and body teams to be transformed into a brown body/white roof classic Mini for Team C.
Keep a lookout on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates very soon on this classic Mini.
This stunning baby blue 1989 Austin Mini is coming into the workshop soon. Keep an eye out for where this mini will end up…
We thought we’d give you a closer looked at this nippy little green machine that’s recently come in. This 1996 Almond Green Mini Cooper 35 arrived in the workshop today in perfect condition! We can’t wait to give it a drive around Bentwaters to show you more. Big things are on the horizon..
In this morning’s dreary drizzle, a 1996 Mini Cooper 35 1.3i (1275cc) arrived adorned with roof rack and Monte Carlo anniversary stickers. Finished in a fantastic Almond Green with the classic white roof, this little classic is set to be on our competition website in the near future, watch this space…
Special Edition 35 – “to celebrate 35 years since the Mini Cooper first rolled off the production line and went on to make history. Winning the Monte Carlo Rally three times in the Swinging 60s. And out-manoevering far larger and more powerful rivals in countless other racing and rallying events.