seat covers in Autumn Leaf?
John Upton's MGBGTV8 is a much travelled car - he was out in Malawi
with his MGBGTV8 for many years. See his reports from there and from
V8 Out of Africa. 131127 More
MGBGTV8 alongside Lake Malawi, a freshwater lake. 141203
MGBGTV8 goes to Sorento for a wedding. 170912
MGBGTV8 relaxing in France. 180509
What is a Titre de Séjour?
This is a French Residency Card entitling holders thereof to legally
reside and work in France. More
Upton reports from Limoges in France that his "masks
arrived on Friday thanks". He adds "we are
confined in Limoges and, in theory, need to fill in a form each
time we go out, but I did manage to take the GTV8 for a brief
run the other day. With the Brexit transition period ending
the British members of our local MG club are striving to obtain
their Titres de Séjours and French driving licences
there remains uncertainty over health care. As my wife
is French Ive managed to become a dual national. Issues
remain, for example nobody is quite sure what the procedure
will be for importing or exporting classic cars from or to the
UK. No doubt all will be revealed in due course!"
Replacement seat covers in Autumn Leaf
John mentioned that his cars Autumn Leaf interior is pretty
original, but rather faded. One of the cloth seat covers had
to be mended and they are both rather thin. "If I cant
find suitable replacement covers I will put things on hold until
its time for a major restoration my car has been
repainted, in the original Bracken, but never restored".
He has been looking for some replacement Autumn Leaf front seat
covers, without success. He mentioned "Ive approached
various trim manufacturers/suppliers in the UK and it seems
that the only replacement covers on offer that attempt to replicate
the original cloth covers are those from Moss Europe but he
was wondering if the Moss cover is anything like the original?
As soon as Moss Europe is able to open again for sales over
their counter the V8 Webmaster offered to drive to Moss at Hanworth
and examine one of their Autumn Leaf seat covers and take a
photo so John will be able to see the colour. But the Autumn
Leaf colour, unlike the black or dark blue covers, will depend
to a large extent on the colour of the fabric the supplier of
the replacement covers has used and the possibility of any variation
in the subtle Autumn Leaf colour. In any case over time the
covers fade so getting a perfect match with replacement covers
may prove difficult. Have any other members been successful
in getting a good colour match with any replacement seat covers
in Autumn Leaf?