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Old 03-01-11, 02:17 AM
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A further suggestion to think about -

When my 603 was refurbished by Bristol, all the interior leather was the same colo(u)r, with contrasting piping. I had overlooked my original intent to have darker, contrasting, but complementary leather on the sun visors and armrests, to match the dark leather on the facia. The factory weren't certain the leather would work here, as opposed to vinyl, but it did, very well.
That has now been remedied, with all four visors and the three armrests now covered in the same leather as the facia. The factory supplied the leather, covering the sun visors in the UK, but the armrests were done here at home.
Despite what seems to be different shades of interior leather on the seats, they are the same. That is simply a quirk of the lighting when the photos were taken.
I believe my request for additional sunvisors for the front side windows may have been a first for Bristol...they come in very handy on twisting roads as the sun comes in from the side and the front as one drives.
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Wow, that is a very superior interior. The contrast works very well.
Almost too posh for a Bristol!
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Lou,

I like that! Vedry striking, but what is the headlining material now that looks really good.

Cass
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Superb ! now get those vacuum cleaner on those carpets :-)
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Thank you, all, for your nice words.

The headliner material is a sort of a suede, or suede-finished, fabric the factory chose and installed in the restoration. I didn't ask for anything special, so assume it is their standard lining.

When winter is over, and salt no longer being put down, the carpets will suit you!
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Ah! thought I recognised it, comes from Matilan via Tata by the roll!
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Slow down Nasty Nick - I have just had the same suede headlining added to my beautiful 411 S1 in fag ash grey. Very classy and I may consider the side sun visors if we ever get some again in Yorkshire :-)
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Sorry Cass, I meant cigarette ash grey. I forgot that the word fag can be offensive to people in Lancashire !
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Now Greg, we both know we had fags at school, and grey was not the colour.
Just bright pink as the slipper came down!
What do you need sunshades up there for, I though Mafia glasses were in
Vogue!.
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Strange language English and that about exhausts the meanings for fag.

I believe the word "set" has the most meanings although I like the word "one" , when Charles says to Camilla " Would one like one to give one one " :-) Now that's a posh chat up line !

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Sorry Cass, I meant cigarette ash grey. I forgot that the word fag can be offensive to people in Lancashire !
And quite so Greg! Just think how that quip would have gone down at Gay Pride. Ooooh, you little naughty.

Kisses from Cass
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I had my 408 lined in the same or similar material.
Its called Alcantara. I've been told it's very resistant to heel marks, but
why any-one would want to walk on it is beyond me!
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Ah, I believe we have that stuff on parts of the door panels of our
Discovery. Is it in fact suede (animal skin) or a synthetic material?
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Mine is a fabric...
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It is from an animal, I believe it is more expensive than the leather used in the cars.

I think BCL use a heavy grade as the nap is quite pronounced and feels more robust that the lightweight alcantara you get in some sports cars.

I could very well be wrong though

I saw lou's car and good as it looks in pictures it is stunning in real life. The exterior colour is about perfect for that model

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Burgundy over Black for the connoisseur of the 603 S2 upgrade surely !
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It is from an animal, I believe it is more expensive than the leather used in the cars.

I think BCL use a heavy grade as the nap is quite pronounced and feels more robust that the lightweight alcantara you get in some sports cars.

I could very well be wrong though

I saw lou's car and good as it looks in pictures it is stunning in real life. The exterior colour is about perfect for that model

Paul
Thanks, Paul.

In an early email, Toby described the headliner as "A new interior cloth headliner."

That paint color originated in Germany...maybe on Mercedes. I knew it first though, as a RR/Bentley color, in fact had an '03 Bentley on which we specified this color. I was in Toby's office in late March, '08, setting the refurb specs when he asked me about paint color...I quickly replied, "BRG," then said, "Wait a sec, let me call Mrs. B." She suggested we reuse the red we'd had on the Bentley, which scored for me. RR/B called it "Sunset". They also offered Sunrise, a much lighter color, and they were complementary. A two-tone in the two of them would have been gorgeous.

Anyway Toby found the color code - 95.60.014. After the car was painted, he liked it so well that he decided to offer it as a Bristol color option, but Bristol's name for it is Kentucky Red.

I'm not sure I was quite clear on the leather usage on the facia...the normal practice in '08, if I understood and recall correctly, was to use vinyl. When I asked if I could have the same color in leather, their seemed to be some question if they could manipulate the leather properly. As it turned, they did it perfectly.
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Hi Lou,

I had the leather on the dash of my car having seen yours. Apparently the current leathers are treated so they don't shrink in sunlight which is why they used to use leatherette before this innovation. Although it isn't a cheap option it does finish the interior. If only I could conceal the door trim!

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Paul,

I have just taken a look at the door trim. What do you mean, it looks like 412 door trim ?
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Hi Greg, it is the same on all cars. I would like a solution that concealed them completely, as you get with a RR/B for example

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