Here's the finished interior:
This is the whole car, headed home:
You could buy a car like this for ten grand a few years ago, but now good examples routinely sell for over $100K. With that kind of value, owners are expecting a substantially different level of quality when it comes to workmanship.
This is a very nice example
We used Wilton wools under the floor, with heavy padding. The feel is a lot softer than original. The carpet edges are bound in matched green leather. The same carpet is used for floormats, but the mats are edged in the same tan leather we used for the seats.
We covered the door panels in leather, and did contrast beading like the seats
The interior is totally transformed. We dyed most of the original plastic.
Even when they have "leather interiors," many cars just have leather on the seat faces. On this car, everything on the seats is leather. In addition, it's Rolls Royce grade Connolly, not the vinyl covered stuff on most cars. You can smell and feel the difference. The piping makes for an interesting contrast.
Some areas that were originally plastic looked better in leather
This is the process of dyeing the dash:
We were able to get a near-perfect match between the leather and the dyed plastic.
Here are the newly remade seats. As you can see, we made new springs and pads in addition to new covers. That means the car "sits" like a new vehicle. All too often restorers will only restore the parts you can see, leaving the innards tired and worn.
We made a rough template for the carpet, laid it in the car, marked, cut and stitched/bound it as you can see:
Quite a change from where we began: