New Baby Skinner

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Jonathon & Lucys second child into the world. Jonathon will be absent from the office for a short period of time during these early days.

Whilst all production will be continuing as normal; all external communications/quote requests will be delayed until Jonathon returns to the office.

Your patience during this period of time is very much appreciated.

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Leather: Connolly Vaumol™

With a stepped history in automotive upholstery, restorers are increasingly turning to Connolly Vaumol™ leather for their interior trim restorations.

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In Detail: Our Boot Trunk Kits

Our Boot Trunk Kits can be made to original or bespoke specification dependent on the look and feel of your restoration.

Inside our Workshop: Cutting

We’ve embraced modern technology within a traditional industry to enable us to deliver exceptional interior trim kits.

Our Notable Restorations

From the Jaguar E-Type Cut 7 to the first production Triumph TR TS01, we have been the choice for many notable restorations.

TR International Weekend, 2021

A superb event for Team JSM with multiple awards in various categories

Inside our Workshop: Trimming

Our panels are expertly finished – as pristine on the back as they are to the front.

Inside our Workshop: Sewing

Our seat and and carpet kits are skilfully sewn together by our small and talented team of sewing machinists.

Inside our Workshop: HF Welding

Our investment in a HF welder enables us to keep alive original manufacturing welding processes.

Our Bespoke Service

We are not limited by ‘as original’ interiors and offer bespoke options for a custom finish.

How to photograph your car interior

Useful hints and tips to help you take the best photographs of your car interior.

TR4 Wins Perfect 100 Point Score

John Skinner’s proudly supplied Mark Macy of Macy’s Garage, (Ohio, USA) with a number of interior trim parts for his 1961 Triumph TR4 Surrey Top restoration, which went on to scoop Best of Show at the national meet of the Triumph Register of America (TRA) in 2018, achieving the first ever 100 Point Score awarded by the TRA.

Richard Hammond’s XK150 FHC

John Skinner’s was Richard Hammond’s interior trim choice for a sympathetic and meticulous restoration of his Jaguar XK150 FHC.

Sports Car Market – 40 under 40 – Jonathon Receives International Recognition

We were very proud to see our very own Jonathon Skinner awarded a position as one of Sports Car Market’s 40 under 40 honoree in 2021.

Working with a Trimmer

The combination of our kits in the hands of a skilled, capable and competent trimmer – who is familiar with the marques and models we manufacture for – reaps rewards for the success of an interior trim restoration.

In Detail: Our Seat Kits

Our seat kits are the best in the industry. Made to original specification with quality materials.

Leather: Grained, Smooth and Antiqued

Here, we take a closer look at the characteristics of our leathers including the reasons behind their different finishes and their ageing processes based on their different surfaces.

In Detail: Our Headlining Kits

Our Headlining Kits are designed with ease of fitment in mind.

Colour Focus: Colour Matching

We never guarantee a full colour match between our Primary and Secondary materials – nor would we want to – and here’s why.

Colour Focus: Primary and Secondary Materials

We’ve structured our materials into Primary and Secondary categories to help you easily create the right colour scheme for your classic car restoration.

What is Leather Skiving?

We offer skiving as standard as part of our trim kits.
But what does skiving really mean and what benefits does it bring to your classic car restoration?

Skinner the Trimmer

In 2017, we were visited by motoring journalist James Page, who wrote an article on our company and our trim workshop that appeared in the March 2017 edition of the XK Gazette.

Skinner’s Trim

In 2017, we were visited by motoring journalist James Page, who wrote an article on our company and our trim workshop that appeared in the March 2017 edition of the E-type Club Magazine.

In Detail: Our Panel Kits

Our panels are top-notch; precision cut, expertly trimmed and built from quality materials. Read more about what sets our panel kits apart from the rest.

Colour Focus: Colour Schemes

Complement, Contrast or Connect – these are the three approaches to building the colour scheme for your restoration interior trim kit.
Whether you’re looking to keep it subtle, make a colour statement or strike a contrast, there’s a number of ways to use colour depending on the look and feel of your restoration. Here we share inspirational images for every scheme.

In Detail: Our Carpet Kits

Our carpet kits are renowned worldwide for their excellent fit and finish. Crafted from highest quality materials, cut with speed and accuracy on our digital CNC machine and assembled by our skilled machinists, our carpet kits are simply exceptional.

Do our kits fit?

We are often asked this question and the simple answer is… Yes, they do. With our meticulous pattern making – helped in part by feedback from customers and professional trimmers over the years – we are confident that our trim kits are some of the best fitting in the industry.