This gem of an Austin Healey 3000 is owned by one of our regular aircraft customers, and required an interior to match its spectacular exterior.
To achieve this, InteriorWorks proposed replacing the mismatched seat vinyls, curling and threadbare carpet, and cracked steering wheel. We performed extensive research to keep the restoration as historically accurate as possible–with the two requested deviations being the addition of a leather wrapped steering wheel, and the use of leather to replace the seat vinyl. The seat leather was cut on a grid with square perforation, to look like the original blue vinyl installation, and with the original-look silver piping. They were upholstered with a true “tuck and roll” technique, which looks exceptional, and also lends extra comfort to the driver and passengers.
New leather seats with tuck-and-roll upholstering:
Seat detail, leather wrapped steering wheel: