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17th August 2021

Update – Retail Customers

Following on from our message in May – we thank you for your on-going patience whilst we worked through our backorders. You will be pleased to know that we have made significant progress –  and whilst we are still working through some backorders – we aim to be accepting all new retail orders again from the week commencing the 6th September 2021.

Going forward – to avoid disappointment with your restoration – we recommend that you place your order in plenty of time.

We encourage all new customers who are happy to wait to enquire using our website as follows:

Austin Healey & Triumph TR Customers – browse our extensive product library for details and pricing – selecting the products you are considering using our unique “Build a Quote” system. Once submitted, our experienced sales team can review our choices and get back in touch to discuss the finer details and send you material samples based on your choices.

Jaguar & MGA Customers – find lots of useful information and photos about the products we can offer for your restoration on the individual Model Pages for each marque/model. At the bottom of these model pages, you will find a Contact Form specific to your car – which you can fill in and submit with your restoration requirements – and one of our experienced sales team will formulate a Quote for you to get the ball rolling.

Note that all further information related to your enquiry will be processed and responded to after the 6th September 2021. 

In the meantime, Happy Browsing…

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Triumph TR5 / TR250

Made to last, our Triumph TR5 / TR250 interior trim and upholstery restoration kits are manufactured to the highest levels of quality and workmanship from our manufacturing unit based in the Cotswolds, UK. We do not supply any mechanical, engine or bodywork parts - instead choosing to purely focus on the manufacture and supply interior related products including the trim panels, seat covers, carpet flooring kits, and convertible soft top hoods. This dedication to our craft has led us to become one of the most highly regarded classic car restoration manufacturing firms in the world.

With unrivalled knowledge of original specifications, all the correct HF/RF tooling to replicate the original panel designs - coupled with the widest range of colours and materials for those seeking a more bespoke finish - John Skinner Ltd are the favoured choice for both amateur enthusiasts, as well as professional trimmers and restoration companies all over the globe; and have been for over four decades.

Don't just take our word for it - we have plenty of customers willing to show and prove the quality of our products and kits...

Our customer’s cars


We love to see and share our customer's restoration projects. Here are just some of our kits gracing the interiors of customer's cars from all over the world.

(Note: Some images may showcase a different model of car, with shared interior trim parts to the model page being viewed)

How to Shop With Us
Step 1

Build your own online quotation, specific to your car and restoration requirements.

Unsure on what colours and materials you require? Not a problem…to start with, just give us a basic idea of your restorations choices – the rest can be discussed later.

Step 2

Add items to your quotation commitment free, with no payment required! 

All choices can be altered and changed at a later date if you wish.

Step 3

The more details you can provide us with at the time of submitting your quotation, the more efficiently we can process your enquiry. This includes shipping & billing details, although no payment will be taken at this stage.

Step 4

Submit your quotation online. This is not an order confirmation or commitment to purchase – this is the information we will use to ensure you have selected the correct and most appropriate items for your specific restoration.

Step 5

We’ll be in touch! Within 48-72 hours of receiving your quotation, we will be back in touch to discuss and confirm the finer details of your trim requirements. At this stage we will also arrange to send material colour swatch cuttings, if required.

Visit our TR5 / TR250 Shop
Build Your Quote by Schematic
Use our clear illustrations based on classic workshop service manuals to navigate easily to the parts you need & quickly add items to Your Quote.
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Browse our full online product catalogue & see each product in detail with full item descriptions, helpful FAQs and YouTube videos.
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Triumph TR5 / TR250 Original Colours

Please note that there were production inconsistencies during this period, so colours should be chosen on individual basis.

Black Black, Red (“Matador Red”) TBC
New White Black, Red (“Matador Red”) TBC
Royal Blue Black, Blue (“Shadow Blue”) White, Black
Jasmine Yellow Black TBC
Signal Red Black White, Black
Valencia Blue Black, Biscuit Light Tan TBC
Triumph Racing Green Black, Biscuit Light Tan TBC

Information from: Piggott, B. (1991) Original Trimph TR – The Restorer’s Guide to TR2, TR3, TR3a, TR4, TR4A, TR5, TR250, TR6, Bideford: Bay View Books Ltd.


Triumph TR5 / TR250 Original Colours supplied by John Skinner Ltd

It is widely accepted that the interpretation of original shades varies depending on who you ask – and may well have varied from the original factory production line. As a result, John Skinner Ltd offers multiple shade options for each original colour.

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Pale Shadow Blue
Pale Shadow Blue
Pale Shadow Blue
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Midnight Blue
Midnight Blue
Midnight Blue
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Cherry Red
Cherry Red
Cherry Red
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Matador Red
Matador Red
Matador Red
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Biscuit Light Tan
Biscuit Light Tan
Biscuit Light Tan
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Colour names refer to internal John Skinner Ltd colour names, not necessarily the names Triumph originally used for these colours.

We can also offer non-original custom colour schemes if you so desire. Please see our online shop for more details.

As part of the quotation/ordering process, we will arrange for samples to be sent for final confirmation – so browse and shop with complete peace of mind, knowing that we will guide you through step-by-step with all the information you require.



A note on Piping/Beading

Triumph TR5 / TR250 fitted with Shadow Blue Vinyl Interior Trim Panels, Front Seat Covers, and Shadow Blue Wool Carpets.
Triumph TR5 / TR250 fitted with Black Leather Front Seats, Trim Panels, and Hood Frame Envelope Cover.
Triumph TR5 / TR250 fitted with Shadow Blue Vinyl Interior Trim Panels, Front Seat Covers, and Shadow Blue Wool Carpets.
Triumph TR5 / TR250 fitted with Matador Red Vinyl Interior Trim Panels, LeatherFaced Front Seats, and a Red Wool Carpet Kit.
Triumph TR5 / TR250 fitted with Stone Vinyl Interior Trim Panels, Front Seat Covers and Dark Green Nylon Carpets.
Triumph TR5 / TR250 Front Seats fully trimmed in Biscuit Light Tan Leather.
Triumph TR5 / TR250 fitted with New Tan Vinyl Interior Trim Panels, LeatherFaced Front Seats, and Dark Brown Wool Carpets with New Tan Edging.

Triumph TR5 / TR250 models originally featured White Piping on the majority of cars that left the factory production line, with a few recorded instances of Piping matching the main trim colour. 

We can also offer the largest range of non-standard “bespoke” colours schemes for those looking for a more customised finish.

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Triumph TR5 / TR250 - Useful Information

Years of Manufacture: 1967 - 1968 Number Produced: 2,947 (TR5) & 8,484 (TR250) Chassis Number Range: CP1 - CP3,101 (TR5) & CD1 - CD8,594 (TR250) Designer: Giovanni Michelotti

The Triumph TR5 P.I. is a Petrol Injection sports car produced by the Triumph Standard Motor Company. With a short production run of just 2,947 cars, manufactured between 1967 and 1968, the Triumph TR5 soon became a much sought after model. During the same period, the Standard Motors Company produced an American equivalent of the Triumph TR5 car – called the Triumph TR250 – which featured a Carburettor engine rather than Petrol Injection. In total, 8,484 TR250 cars were produced during 1967 and 1968.

John Skinner Ltd has produced awarding winning interior trim and upholstery kits for over four decades, including contributions to the Jabbeke MVC575 restoration, as well as the TS01 and TS02 cars – meaning that we have been involved in arguably three most important restorations of the TR era. In collaboration with Mark Macy of Macy’s Garage (USA) – we also provided the interior trim and upholstery for the perfect-100 score Triumph Register of America Concours award in 2018; the only car in the clubs history to attain this result.