Car Leather Restoration - 1972 Ferrari
I got a call from Stuart of Stu's Trim & Sound, Auckland. He explained that he had a client with a Ferrari which needed some refinishing work done on the interior.
Now, to put you in the picture, Stu is a long-standing client and when I was based in Auckland, I did leather restoration work for him. I love working wih Stu - his standards are extremely high ... a man after my own heart!
Anyway, Stu had the interior stripped, carefully packed into boxes and shipped down to me here in Timaru.
After unpacking the boxes, I laid everthing out on benches so I could get a good look at what had to be done. As you can see, after 40 odd years of use, the leather still looks in remarkably good condition ... just looking worn, faded and tired.
The Leather Before I Started
One of the challenges I'm faced with is finding a clean example of the original colour, for a match. This is a crucial step because there's no point in doing an amazing refinish ... the wrong colour!
Once the leather had been completely refinished, I carefully repacked everything back into the same boxes and they were shipped back to Auckland.
Everything went quiet for a few weeks. Stu and his team were busily refitting new carpet and other interior work ... then the leather trim was refitted.
Once complete, I received the following photos ...
After Restoration Work Was Finished
Well, everyone involved was absolutely delighted with the results. In fact, the car was entered in the "Big Boys Toys" show in Auckland!