I have just acquired a tidy 68 P5B, however the interior is very tatty with dyed "red" leather seats. I plan to re leather and replace all the carpets. Have the members any advice on colour scheme. I would like to replace with cream leather, carpet coloure not yet decided. Also does anyone remember the Seagrave road depot, Fulham, I served my time there (not at her Majesties pleasure)?
Post by stantondavies on Dec 12, 2013 21:48:28 GMT
Welcome to the club. I am sure you will enjoy your car. Colour choice is personal and I will pass on making any comment other than the cost. Unless you are able to do the work yourself, I would suspect you might be paying two to three thousand pounds to reupholster and recarpet. Is renovation not an option?
Post by Phil Nottingham on Dec 12, 2013 22:18:22 GMT
The P5B "cream" leather and vinyl is called Buckskin and was "matched" with Mortlake brown Wilton carpet (IMHO a dirty looking grey brown!) Pipings and bindings were all matching not contrasting and wood finishes not high gloss expoxies but more of a French polish (but it was not real French Polish)
This interior appeared with every outside standard colour scheme (not many were offered) although generally not with the whites and the the light grey Silver Birch.
Non-standard colours were available from the more extensive P6 range and also bespoke
It is really down to personal choice and depth of pocket - as stated by SD it will not be cheap
Phil - 1964 P5-Coupe PMB***B & P5B-saloon LHO***L & other classic Rovers & Land-Rovers
John...this is the interior of my Mk3 P5 (a few modifications but you get the idea). I had all the seats, door armrests and the carpets retrimmed to match the original door cards (which have had the bottom map trays removed). I could have bought a decent second hand car for the cost.
The leather is sourced from New Zealand and is close match to the Rover buckskin colour. I believe the carpet material is something found in Jags.