Built in the early 80s by Street Machine's tech editor Colin Burnham and then featured in the December 1985 issue, this 1968 bug was an inspirational VW for many and is recognised as one of the UK's first British Cal looks. Now owned by Russell Ritchie and restored from the ground up by The Paintbox, we were drafted in to bring the interior back to life exactly how Colin originally had it. This included a grey wool cloth headliner, black carpets, restore the front and rear interior panels using 3mm birch face ply with the original cloth inserts (cleaned) & new black PVC. We also reinstalled the original factory sliding sunroof which included adjusting, setting up, and realigning with many new parts.

Thursday, 10 April 2014 09:50

This soon to be Ultra VW featured restoration came to us as a rolling shell which we built back up with new parts where possible and some added accessories supplied by the customer. We completely rewired the car including a retro stereo install. The seats and panels were trimmed in red recycled leather, with a red deep pile carpet throughout including under the bonnet and a cream fabric headliner.

Photos 1-4 courtesy of Paul knight/Ultra VW

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 14:01

Beetle seats and panels in caramel leather with brown pipping and fat biscuit fabric inserts

Monday, 22 July 2013 14:09

Jazz bucket seats trimmed in black leather with grey diamond stitch tweed inserts, plus a grey diamond stitch tweed headliner. Black leather was also used on the roll cage door bar pads, and a pair of front slip mats were made in grey german sqaure weave carpet.

Saturday, 20 April 2013 00:00

More fat biscuit action with Nigel Fleet's stunning '58 ragtop. Orginal front seats and door panels trimmed in beige pvc with beige cloth inserts. The rear seat has been omitted for that slick race look. 1200 style headlining and ragtop inner in beige West Of England wool cloth with black Mohair ragtop outer. Oatmeal square weave carpet completes the overal look.

Sunday, 23 October 2011 00:00
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With over 40 years experience and winning awards for the last 25 years, our work has frequently won Best Of Show and Best Interior at many of the major events such as the Volksworld Show, Bug Jam, VW Action and many more VW & custom car shows. We've also had well over 100 features & cover cars in Ultra VW, Volksworld, Hot VWs, Super VW, Performance VW, Customs Car, Street Machine and many many more.

Split Screen & Bay Window Campers, Beetles, Karmann Ghias, Type 3, T25, T4 & T5 vans & Golfs, as well as Audi, Porsche, other VAG, non VAG, Classic, Hot Rod, Custom and Modified cars. All work carried out on seats, door panels, carpets, headliners and hoods are undertaken with an extensive selection of leather, vinyl, pvc, alcantara, plaid, tweed, wool cloth, carpet (including square weave) and mohair.

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