British craftmanship at its finest

SM Trimming are award winning specialists in car upholstery with extensive experience in the vintage and classic car industries.  

Coach trimming artisans

You love your classic or vintage marque.  The scent of the polished wood.  The way you feel the road through the wheel.  How heads turn at the golf club.  So why not show it?  

Luxury, authentic interior coach trimming is the ultimate finishing touch for your classic British or Continental marque.  

At SM Trimming, nestled in glorious East Sussex, we believe the more we know, the better chance we have to get it right.  Ask ‘Fossil’, one of our artisans.  He’s been doing this for 45 years.  And we’ll get another 45 out of him, like a good Series 1 E-Type!

Over 150 years of experience

We’ve been at this a while: meticulously restoring luxury interiors.  We ensure absolute authenticity, or we’ll help you put your own subtle stamp on your car.

Between the six of us, we’ve over 150 years’ experience of restoration to concours standard.  We bring back former glory, from a full interior strip down to handstitching the piping.

We’re great at what we do. Concours d’Elégance award winning great.  Which is just as well.  Because we’re hopeless at anything else!

In the words of Confucius: Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life – this certainly resonates with us.  We do what we love, and love what we do!

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Drool over our handiwork

We concentrate on Jaguar, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and Bentley. But we can turn our hand to anything. So, no problem if your Porsche or Ferrari needs some TLC and here are a few British classics we’ve lovingly hand restored.

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E-Type V12
E-Type V12

The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, is a British sports car manufactured by Jaguar Cars between 1961 and 1975.

Bentley 4 ½
Bentley 4 ½

The Bentley 4½ litre was a British car based on a rolling chassis built by Bentley Motors.

Aston Martin V8
Aston Martin V8

The Aston Martin V8 is a grand tourer manufactured by Aston Martin in the UK from 1969 to 1989.

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What our customers say

Most of our customers want to marry us.  Here’s what they’ve said: 

Unique, hand-crafted masterpieces

Our coach trimming is all done by hand from start to finish.  There might be a sewing machine and a power drill involved, but that’s it.  Nothing beats the feel of hand cutting fabric and leather to 1mm tolerances and seeing everything come together.

We’ll strip the interior right back and install new panels from the ground up.  We fit new sound control and temperature control.

We’ll precision-cut the foam, the underlay, the carpet and the leather.  We handstitch the piping, replace or repair headlinings, and restore soft tops and tonneaus.

Secretly want Bluetooth?  Don’t worry.  We’ll be discreet!

Trusted by household names