Stitching An Interior - Interior Decorating
When it comes to stitching an interior, traditional or otherwise, Sid Chavers is one of the best-known names in the business. He has upholstered more award-winning, high-profile feature cars than we can count, and he's also the man behind the Bop Top that so many roadster owners have come to know and love. So, we looked to Sid when it came time for an interior in the Road Tour coupe, confident the results would be spectacular.
From a design standpoint, Sid breaks interiors down into four styles: original, traditional, newstalgia, and high-tech. Original-style interiors follow the look of the '30s and '40s, with subdued colors and a simple overall design. Traditional interiors are in the late-'40s and '50s style; the design is generally more complicated, often incorporating tuck 'n' roll and multiple colors. Newstalgia is a blend of old and new, modern lines, materials and colors, and is generally more contoured, often using broad, flat pleats. Finally, there is the modern, high-tech look. These interiors feature lots of dimension with high and low panels, and highly bolstered seats with panels that blend together. Of course the important thing is to match the interior styling with the rest of the car, and as our coupe was being built in the style of the McMullen roadster, traditional was the way to go.