Porsche

Boxter Splitter

A 2013 Porsche Boxter, that has been with us before, made a brief return to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop recently. It was here so

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A Happy Winner

Earlier today, we delivered our 2009 Porsche Cayman S Sport to lucky winner Steven Wellard. Steven’s winning ticket number of 2496 was randomly selected during

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Porsche Painted

Our classic 1982 Porsche 911SC has just had its final colour applied in the paint booth and is looking fantastically shiny and fresh! We’re looking

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A Dashing Porsche 911

We’ve had the honour of working on a Porsche 911 interior recently. The dashboard needed to be refurbished, so our trim shop set out to

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Engine Rebuild

This immaculate looking engine belongs to a former visitor of Bridge Classic Cars. Since buying our 1980 Porsche 911 SC, the engine is undergoing a

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The Carrera Collection Auction Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the first of a two-part auction for a collection of 86 cars, all owned by a single individual, hosted by RM Sotheby’s. The majority of the collection is made up of Porsche 911’s which is why this unique group of vehicles has been named – The Carrera Collection.

The Carrera Collection – Part 1

Part one of this incredible auction will be held in Switzerland at the Hotel Meilenstein in Langenthal on 7 July. All of the cars going up for sale are Swiss-registered and are all offered with no reserve! Tomorrow’s auction will see some impressive vehicles go under the hammer, including a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring, which is offered in its original colours of Light Yellow over Black. It is a fully matching-numbers example and is estimated to sell for CHF400,000 – CHF450,000 (approximately £350,000 – £394,000).

If one wasn’t enough, there is actually another 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring in the collection. This one is finished in the highly-desirable factory-specified colour of Tangerine and specified with Recaro seats. As one of Porsche’s most desirable halo models, it is estimated to sell for CHF350,000 – CHF400,000 (approximately £306,000 – £350,000).

One car that will no doubt capture the attention of Porsche fans is the 1963 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 2000 GS Coupé by Reutter. An example of Porsche’s first-ever production model, it is finished in a factory-correct colour combination of Ivory White over black leatherette. After an extensive seven-year restoration, the estimated sale price is CHF360,000 – CHF450,000 (approximately £316,000 – £394,000).

Another incredible Porsche to be offered in tomorrow’s auction is the 1963 Porsche 356 B by Reutter. This one comes in a rare Carrera 2 ‘Sunroof’ Coupé specification and was restored in 2012 by a 356-specialist workshop in Italy. Estimate – CHF350,000 – CHF450,000 (approximately £306,000 – £394,000).


Oliver Camelin, Director of Sales, Switzerland said, “It is incredibly rare that a collection of Porsches of this quantity and quality comes to market. It features a wide and exceptional cross-section of 911s, many of which boast rare specifications or are limited-edition cars. With all cars offered across both the sales with no reserve, this is an exciting opportunity for Porsche enthusiasts.”

It isn’t just road cars that will be up for grabs either. One particular highlight comes in the form of a 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 Evolution. This one comes with an extensive history file that includes FIVA and ACI technical passports. As the highest-performance version of the air-cooled era of the 911, and undergoing a rebuild in the mid-2010s by Rennsport of Reggio Emilia, Italy, estimates are CHF350,000 – CHF450,000 (approximately £306,000 – £394,000).

Tomorrow’s sale will also feature three BMW Z8 Roadsters and two Alpina V8 Roadsters, six 911 Speedsters of different eras, three 911 S’s, three 356’s, two 2.7 RS Tourings, three 911 Turbos, and four GT3 RSs from different generations.

The Carrera Collection – Part 2

Part two of The Carrera Collection sale will be held on 12th July at Sotheby’s Milan, Italy. This will be for the European Union-registered cars in the collection. One of the cars that will be offered is a 1959 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1600 GT Coupé by Reutter, which is offered with period competition history with class wins at the 1959 Pontedecimo-Giovi and Aosta-Pila hill climbs. It also comes with period photographs, Kardex document, FIVA assessment book, and past registration documents, and it is estimated to sell for between €400,000 – €500,000 (approximately £342,000 – £427,000)

Another attention-grabbing vehicle in the Italian line-up is a 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S Prototype. It has the final and most technologically advanced air-cooled 911 Turbo engine, and was a factory prototype with more than 30 optional extras including a sunroof, heated racing-style sport seats, and a period Motorola 2200 car phone. Estimate – €300,000 – €400,000 (approximately £256,000 – £342,000).

A 2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS will also be available. With less than 7,500 kilometres on the clock, the car features a 3.6-litre flat-six paired with a six-speed manual gearbox which certainly makes for a passionate driving machine. Estimate – €240,000 – €280,000 (approximately £205,000 – £239,000).

One car that is expected to be extremely popular is a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster that comes in paint-to-sample Elfenbein with colour-matched Fuchs wheels, and has an estimate of €150,000 – €200,000 (approximately £128,000 – £171,000).


The Italian sale includes six 911 Ss, four 356s, four Porsche 911 Targas, and seven 911 Turbos from differing generations.

Full details can be seen at RM Sotheby’s.

Boxter Splitter

A 2013 Porsche Boxter, that has been with us before, made a brief return to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop recently. It was here so that classic car technician Jonn could fit a front splitter, that the customer had supplied.

Jonn, with a bit of help from workshop manager John, got the splitter on the car and it was soon back home with its owner.

Two Eye-Catching Sportscars

We currently have two attention-grabbing sportscars in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop in the form of our 1980 MGB GT and our 2007 Porsche Cayman S.

These two cars are finished in great colours. Our MGB is finished in Vermillion Orange while our Cayman is finished in the rare PTS 8C6 Orange (RS Orange). After both vehicles had been valeted, we thought it would be a great opportunity to take a photo of them next to each other.

As you can see, the Atelier proved to be a great environment to catch the cars in all their orange glory.

A Porsche Cayman S Arrives

Our 2007 Porsche Cayman S arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop yesterday, and it is a stunner!

Finished in the rare factory PTS 8C6 Orange, this certainly stands out when compared to the usual Caymans in Silver, Grey, Black, or Blue. Even the interior is a special order Cocoa leather making this an extra special car.

Now that it is in the workshop, it will go through an inspection and assessment with the team before it goes on to be won through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

A Happy Winner

Earlier today, we delivered our 2009 Porsche Cayman S Sport to lucky winner Steven Wellard. Steven’s winning ticket number of 2496 was randomly selected during the live draw held on 23rd May 2023.

Steven has been playing with Bridge Classic Cars Competitions for several years and has a particular love for the MGs we have offered in the past. In fact, he is the Chairman of his local MG club and currently owns an MGB which, as you can see from the photos below, looks great next to his new Porsche.

Everyone here at Bridge Classic Cars would like to congratulate Steven on his win and we hope he enjoys his Porsche Cayman S Sport as much as he does his MGB.

Win 1 Of Just 700 Porsche Cayman

Our 2009 Porsche Cayman S Sport is now live on the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions website.

Only 700 S Sports were made and this is car number 56 of 700. It is finished in stunning Carrera White with the black graphics pack and matching 19-inch SportDesign wheels making it look cool, stylish, and very sporty.

With only 36,000 miles on the clock, there is a whole lot more left in the tank of this mid-engined sports car. Whether you’re heading out on a road trip or using it as a daily driver, you will certainly enjoy the experience of being behind the wheel.

Entry is now open so make sure you get your tickets fast to be in with a chance of winning our 2009 Porsche Cayman S Sport, as we don’t expect this one to be available for long.

Collecting Our Porsche Cayman

Our Porsche Cayman S Sport recently arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.

It is currently sitting in The Atelier patiently waiting to be looked over before becoming a competition car through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

More photos of it with the car will be available soon but, in the meantime, as you can see from its previous owner’s social media posts, it even looks great in the trailer making its way to us.

The Porsche Owners Club

We recently welcomed the Porsche Club GB to The Atelier at Bridge Classic Cars. Having more than 30 Porsches parked up outside while members of the club enjoyed a coffee and a chat before having a personal tour of the workshop was something that everyone here enjoyed just as much as our guests.

Thank you to all of the members of the Porsche Owners Club that attended, it was a fantastic morning spent with you and we hope you come back and see us again very soon.

Several car clubs are coming to visit The Atelier like the Porsche Owners Club did, and we are equally as excited to welcome all of them to Bridge Classic Cars.

If you are interested in holding a club meeting in The Atelier at Bridge Classic Cars, please contact lily on events@bridgeclassiccars.co.uk or check out our Events page for an up-to-date list of what’s happening.

Porsche Owners Club Meet

Read all about our very successful Porsche Owners Club Meet here.

The Porsche Owners Club GB will be hosting a private and exclusive event at Bridge Classic Cars on Saturday 25th March 2023.

Members of the club will have the opportunity to have a tour of our workshop as well as enjoy refreshments and spend some time with like-minded fellow Porsche owners.

This event is for members only!

More information can be found here.

This Just In – 2013 Porsche Boxster

The stunning 2013 Porsche Boxster has arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars for our paint and body teams to work their magic on the modern sports car.

The Boxster has got some very minor stone chipping and a few blemishes in its otherwise flawless paintwork which the team will be addressing.

Keep an eye out on the Bridge Classic Cars news page for more updates on the 2013 Porsche Boxster.

Behind the Scenes – Live Draw of the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal 1989 TVR S2 & 1990 Porsche 944 Turbo

Last night, the Bridge Classic Cars Competitions team and a load of our friends all got together to find the new lucky owners of two dream classics and one of them, was for a very special cause.

For the past few weeks, we have been raising much-needed funds in support of the DEC Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal. This all started when a previous Bridge Classic Cars Competitions winner saw the situation in Ukraine coming to light after the invasion and the devastation and displacement it had caused to the people of Ukraine. So, Jar decided to get in touch and asked us to put the 1989 TVR S2 back into competition with 100% of the proceeds going directly every week to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Thanks to your help, support and involvement plus the help from amazing companies such as Hagerty UK, Car & Classic, Classic and Sportscar Magazine and countless others across the industry, at 7 pm last night we raised a total of just over £38,500!

An amazing amount that will go a long way to help those needlessly and senselessly caught up in the conflict/invasion.

The other dream classic to be won was the incredible 1990 Porsche 944 Turbo. This car has one of the most extensive history folders we have ever come across. Detailed correspondence from the previous owner with the specialist who undertook all work on the classic Porsche, parts lists, turbo specification, dyno printouts and, its feature in the April 2017 issue of Practical Classics magazine.

So, with everyone eagerly awaiting the draw, the team began by firing up the random number generator to find out just who the lucky new owners of these beauties were. First was the 944.

This was a very popular competition with nearly all of the 3888 tickets going in just over a week. As Hayley did a few test runs of the random number generator for everyone in the room and at everyone watching along on the live stream, the tension rose.

Hayley entered the criteria between 1 and 3888. With a single click and a whir of numbers on the big screen, it was decided. Ticket number 770. This belonged to Lee Brown. The new owner of the 1990 Porsche 944 Turbo.

Then, it was time to find out who had not only donated to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal but also entered to win the 1989 TVR S2. Hayley reset the random number generator. And with a flash on the screen, the future of the car had been decided. It would now belong to Brian Swain with ticket 346.

And All That Could Have Been – The Porsche 965 ”The Black Bomber”

In the late 1980s, the Porsche 959 reigned as the technological supreme. A tour de force of engineering and technology proved that Porsche was at the leading edge of sports cars yet again.

There was one issue with the 959 however. It was massively expensive and outrageously complicated. So, with that, Porsche engineers decided to explore the idea of a simplified 959… That is where the Porsche L7 prototype comes in. A leftover of the original 959 Prototype phase. But internally amongst its engineers, it was known by a different name, The Black Bomber.

The Black Bomber would use a prototype 959 body. But apart from that, all manner of things were entirely redone. Mainly, the engine. The 959 was powered by a twin-turbo flat 6 and connected to an electronically controlled 4 wheel drive system that helped to distribute the power out to each wheel where necessary. With this level of complexity and electronics in 1986, the 959 cost the equivalent of £375,000 in today’s money. But, that’s not the whole story. Porsche would actually lose 50% on each car it made so its real cost was around £750,000.

So, what to do? How do you make things easier for a budget-minded version of the car? Porsche kindly asked Audi to lend them a water-cooled V8 and its Quattro four-wheel-drive system to install into the back of the leftover 959 prototype body where the flat-six had once lived.

So, what ever happened to the 965 programme? It was killed off. with a recession looming over Germany towards the end of the 1980s as well as a confusing market placement (between the 959 and Turbo) meant that Ulrich Bez shut the development down. 15 prototypes of the 965 had been created with various engine choices and setups, but after cancelling the programme all were destroyed. All except one…

The Black Bomber. The Audi V8 powered car would live in the shadows after being hidden in the archives for a few years. Then, towards the end of the 1990s, it was pulled out and used to develop the first water-cooled 911 – the 996. Finally fulfilling its birthright to give the world the best sports car it could.

If you want to, check out the film that Porsche has made taking you around the elusive 965 stored away in its museum.

Watch the video of the Porsche 965

Porsche 911SC gets back into shape

The work on the 1982 Porsche 911SC is now complete.

The Porsche has been in the trim shop after coming into us at the end of last week, getting its original upholstery freshened up and put back in. When it came to us, the carpets weren’t in, the door cards weren’t attached correctly, the pockets for the doors weren’t attached at all, there were a few bits of carpet panel that were loose and the stitching on the steering wheel had come undone. Kath has been busy resurrecting all of these issues over the last couple of days. As you can see, as well as creating interiors from scratch, the trim shop team are also perfectly capable of putting original ones back into good shape if customers prefer to not have a complete overhaul. If this is something you would be interested in for your classic car, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

1982 Porsche 911 incoming!

This 1982 Porsche 911 has recently arrived. The list of jobs that need addressing is the following: the door-bins need fitting, the leather restraint straps on the rear seat need fixing, the upholstery needs reviving with some form of treatment, the passenger window needs fixing because it’s stuck, the steering wheel needs re-stitching, the under-dash panels need to be stuck back down and/or repaired, a battery cut-off switch needs to be put in and the battery is flat so needs to be put on charge.

The first stop will be the trim shop.

Porsche Pops In

A friend of Bridge popped in the other day and came in his lovely Porsche 911 Targa and isnt it goregous!

Last Stages On The Porsche

Our 911 has recently left us after having its final paint completed. The paint shop soothed down the paint and resembled the whale tale and body kit so it looked back to new. The whale tale had also been painted in satin black to freshen it up.

Porsche Painted

Our classic 1982 Porsche 911SC has just had its final colour applied in the paint booth and is looking fantastically shiny and fresh! We’re looking forward to seeing the final details such as the bumpers and whale tail painted and seeing the finished product.

Porsche Primed And Ready For Paint

Our stunning Porsche 911SC has been masked and prepped for paint and will now have its respray. We can’t wait to see it looking shiny and new after our expert paint technicians have finished.

Porsche Colour Matching And Correcting

Our stunning 1982 Porsche 911SC has come in recently for some paint TLC. The paint shop have been accessing what needs doing and in the process, have identified some rust, micro-bubbling, cosmetic imperfections and chips.

The team have sent a sample off to be colour matched at our paint manufacturers at Lechler to replace the worn-out paint and correct the imperfections. Our Porsche will be looking good as new in no time!

The body has been masked and prepped in readiness for paint. We’re aiming for this to be painted next week.

Porsche 911 – Corrosion Prevention

Whilst looking over the task in hand we noticed some corrosion on the boot lid and a small piece missing from the rear bumper.

With the customer’s approval we have decided to correct the corrosion and rear bumper to prevent it from deteriorating any further.

This will now be part of the bigger project.

Porsche and Pocket Watches: The Union Of Engineering Greats

Two companies intrinsically entangled by the allure and tradition of motorsport. TAG Heuer and Porsche have both had products named after the same 1950’s motorsport race, Carrera Panamericana, for the last 70 years and now they have finally come together to fuse their engineering prowess in the form of modern classic timepiece.

“We have been flirting for decades, more than a half-century, but at last the relationship is going public,” said Catherine Eberle-Devaux’s, Heritage Director at TAG Heuer.

Jack Heuer, who was 29 in 1961 when he took over the business that his Great Grandfather started in Bern, Switzerland, went on to found the revolutionary designs we now attribute to TAG Heuer. The Heuer family always had close ties to motorsport as avid spectators and inventors. The Heuer name went on to design dashboard timers, with one of which being installed into Jack’s own red MGA that he raced, “We came in third, exactly one minute late, because I had misread the small minute-register dial – I was furious,” Jack said in an interview. With the love of motorsports running deep in the company, Jack made the decision to name what was to become Heuer’s most successful watch after the short lived Carrera Panamerican.

From Steve McQueen’s famous Porsche car and Heuer watch and race suit set up in 1970 to TAG Heuer dabbling in watch collaborations with a whole host of motorsport brands and the famous TAG-Porsche engine that powered winning hat trick for McLarens Formula One team, it was set in the stars for the two brands to come together after a long history of commercial and engineering courtship.

“It’s about dedication to motorsport,”  Frédéric Arnault, TAG Heuer CEO says. “This is the watch brand that’s most intrinsically and authentically linked to motorsport. Meanwhile, Porsche is motorsport. And we share a name, inspired by the same Carrera Panamericana race. No other car and watch brand shares a link as deep as this.”

www.tagheuer.com/gb/en/partnerships/porsche.html

The watch embodies the heart and spirit of horology and horsepower. It features a grey, black and red colour scheme to encompass Porsche’s iconic tones and the famous logo is located on the bezel.

This stunning masterpiece of engineering synchronicity can be purchased for just under £5000 and is any classic motor lovers homage to engineering.

A Dashing Porsche 911

We’ve had the honour of working on a Porsche 911 interior recently. The dashboard needed to be refurbished, so our trim shop set out to fix it up.

Kath drew around the old dash in vinyl to create a template. This template was test fitted to the trim and tweaked to ensure the perfect fit. Once Kath was happy with the vinyl she marked out the various trim pieces onto leather, before cutting out, and sewing together. The top stitching has been done in a grey thread to ensure the trim looks neat.

By working the cover around the dash, the new leather starts to fit. Fitting the stitched side first and gradually pulling and fitting the rest around the dash. The last step is to trim around the edges and turn the ends under for a perfect finish.

Is your interior looking a bit tired? There’s no job too big or too small for our talented Trim team! Get in touch with us today to see how we can help. 

Freddie’s In The Fast Lane

Our superstar marketeer Freddie put his ‘out of office’ on today and headed up to Norfolk for a track day.

Hosted by Car Chase Heroes, Freddie is spending the day in some exceptional company with a Porsche 911, a Lotus Cortina, a Ford MK1 Escort, a Jaguar E-Type, a Chevrolet Corvette, a Ford Mustang GT500, a Lamborghini Gallardo and a Ferrari 348.

Freddie’s having a great day, we can’t wait for him to get back to Bridge HQ and tell us all about it. Enjoy Freddie!

Engine Rebuild

This immaculate looking engine belongs to a former visitor of Bridge Classic Cars. Since buying our 1980 Porsche 911 SC, the engine is undergoing a full restoration. These pictures don’t even do it justice, how pristine does it look?!

Live Draw: 1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500 & 1988 Porsche 924S

Congratulations to our winners!

Andrew Oswald, who won our 1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500 with ticket number 143 and Tajinder Hans, who won our 1988 Porsche 924S with ticket number 1239.

🎉 Congratulations to our double live draw winners! 🎉♦️ 1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500 – Won by Andrew Oswald – Ticket number 143◽ 1988 Porsche 924S – Won by Tajinder Hans – Ticket number 1239Join us live from our classic car workshops as we draw two winners this evening.Good luck everyone 🤞Have your say. Let us know in the comments which cars you'd like us to run as competitions in the future.

Posted by Bridge Classic Cars on Friday, 29 May 2020

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

Porsche 924S Arrives From Pie Performance

The latest car to arrive at Bridge Classic Cars is this incredibly well presented Porsche 924S. We purchased this vehicle from Porsche Specialists, Pie Performance in Suffolk.

Our Porsche is the latest car to be offered up as a competition. One lucky winner will have this car delivered. Tickets are limited to 1500, and at only £9 a ticket the odds of winning are really quite realistic.

Follow the link below to check out the competition in more detail: https://bridgeclassiccars.co.uk/competitions/product/1988-porsche-924s/

Above- We collected the car using our covered transporter. Below- a selection of images taken outside our showroom at R.A.F. Bentwaters.

Bridge Classic Cars open our Hangar doors for 2020’s first coffee morning meet

On Saturday 4th January 2020 we opened the doors of Bridge Classic Cars Hangar showroom for an exclusive car club coffee morning.

Until now, not many people were aware of this side to Bridge Classic Cars but our hangar is located within the grounds of the iconic RAF Bentwaters in Rendlesham. The private showroom is not often open to the general public but with the new year brings new ideas and it was a wonderful opportunity to open the doors, enjoy the open space and for like-minded automotive enthusiasts to get together to talk all things cars…with some bike and plane conversations going on too!

The sun was shining brightly for us on the day, which saw classics, vintage, sports and supercars from all over the region getting together to enjoy a thoroughly brilliant free event.