Having carried out a seven year total restoration of my ’33 Aero Minx I knew that to do the job justice the interior trim should be carried out by a professional firm. I had seen the work that Alan and Richard had been doing when they were out at South Stoke, I was working very nearby at the time and couldn’t resist nosing round the workshops there whenever I got the opportunity. I was so pleased when I realised that they had moved much nearer to me in Newbury and was able to drive the car over to them. Being desperate to try to rein in my costs as one tends to do toward the end of a lengthy project I attempted to limit their input to just the bits I simply couldn’t do. This proved to be a misplaced idea and one look at the standard of work that the team produced right from the start quickly persuaded me to just let them get on with it. The finished result is so very good and far beyond my initial expectations that I could not be happier. The interior is of a show winning standard while still being a practical usable space. Thank you Richard, Alan and the rest of the crew. Good job.
Wow! 1934 31/2 litre Freestone and Webb saloon (Madeline), in storage for 43 mouse filled years which they made spectacular with no fuss and no pressure. Best of all, when the coil failed and she was supposed to go to Spain, just after the remarkable interior was finished, a Fiat Panda was provided with the caveat “have a great trip”.
Alan Geater completely retrimmed my 1928 Lagonda 2 litre High chassis Speed Model as one of his early projects back in 1978. He renewed the leather throughout, all four seats and side trim panels. He also made a new hood and tonneau cover, made new carpets and retrimmed the side screens, all to the highest standard. I sold the car to a friend in Connecticut a few years ago but I keep in touch and rode in the car over there just a few weeks ago. The trim is still in excellent condition after 39 years, a tribute to the quality of the materials selected by Alan and above all tribute to the quality of his work. I wish Alan and Richard well for the future.
We are very privileged to be entrusted with treasured vintage Bugattis by our clients throughout the world. Our highly-skilled engineers and technicians are amongst the best in the world when it comes to restoring, servicing and repairing these most iconic vehicles. However, when it comes to upholstery and coach trimming, this is a skill-set that we do not possess and we contract out.
We have been working with Geater Coachtrimmers for over 20 years and we have never had to consider looking for alternative companies to carry out the very specialist work that they do so meticulously well.
We have sympathetically and authentically restored hundreds of vintage vehicles on behalf of our clients. Projects have ranged from complicated ‘starting-from-scratch barn finds’, to simple servicing and repairs. We are very proud of the fact that we have made the dreams of so many of our clients become reality but in many cases we have done this with the great help, skills and expertise of Alan and Richard at Geater Coachtrimmers.
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