Car Interiors & Hoods
Heading up our coach trimming workshop is Shaun McGuire, a vastly experienced car trimmer who has worked on car upholstery for a very wide range of sports, classic and prestige cars.
Shaun started his career working at the Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell, where he trained as both a mechanic and a car trimmer. He then moved from Aston Martin to run the successful family car trimming business started by his father. After working there for 11 years, Shaun joined Allon White Sports Cars in 2002.
In additional to ‘normal’ trim jobs on customers’ cars, Shaun has had his car trimming work exhibited at the Geneva and Detroit Motor Shows, and undertaken work for some of the well known automotive design studios.
Working with Shaun is another experienced car trimmer, Rocco Garafalo..
We are happy to tackle virtually any car trimming project, be it large or small. Typical jobs we undertake include: Car upholstery, fabricating and replacing hoods; car seat retrimming, recovering seats; re-shaping seats, e.g. to convert a standard seat to a ‘sports’ seat; partial or complete interior re-trims; making tonneau covers and even bespoke luggage.
Although some of our work involves fitting pre-made trim kits, a lot of what we do is on a bespoke basis, turning ‘raw’ materials into finished trim items, either using the old items as a pattern, or else working totally from scratch where no pattern exists. Where a pattern is not available, then we rely on photos and research and discussions with the customer to produce the desired result.
For bespoke work, we believe in spending plenty of time with our customers in order to understand their needs and to discuss possible options and ideas. There is usually more than one way of carrying out a project, and we want to ensure our solution is right for an individual client.
As regards the charges for our car trimming work we calculate these on a project by project basis, based on actual hours worked and materials used. We have competitive retail prices for materials (passing on where possible any special deals we negotiate with our suppliers), whilst labour is charged at £55 + VAT per hour.
We are always happy to advise and quote on any work you may have in mind. Although we will always try to give initial 'ballpark' figures, to pin down accurate prices it is often necessary to see your vehicle, or if this is not practical, good quality photos - digital or 'regular' printed ones.
Recent car trimming projects
As main dealers for Morgan cars, we carry out a lot of bespoke trim work and car upholstery on Morgan cars. Another speciality for us is Lotus cars and we supply car trimming items for Eliseparts.com and helped develop the new ProBax seats as fitted to the latest models of Lotus Elise and Lotus Europa. Other marques we work on include Aston Martin, TVR, Jaguar, Landrover and a whole range of classic cars.