Sunday, January 22, 2012

Starting to Re-trim the Interior Pieces

I’m excited to be transitioning to the interior work. In my opinion, the original S1 Esprit interior (green/tartan/orange) was absolutely stunning and perfect for the time period in which the car was delivered. I’m looking forward to replicating originality as reasonably as possible having purchased “old stock” material from England and working with a local re-trimmer that is well skilled for the job.

The first pieces to come back were the instrument binnacle and the steering column cover, which I had covered in light grey Alcantara. The pieces were originally painted grey (no fabric), so my approach is a small deviation from original but I think the result will look better and stand up better to the elements. So far so good!

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