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Featured Customer – d:class

Welcome to the start of a new theme on the blog. We wanted the opportunity to showcase some of the fantastic projects our customers have created, and to find out more about why they like working with us.

We are kicking off with one of our most loyal customers, who have been working with us since 2007…

Name:  David Price   Company: d:class automotive

What does d:class specialise in?
Automotive coach trimming – classic restorations, modern cars and super cars.

What is the best part of your job?
Oh, definitely working on the cars. The variety – from Maclaren F1s to supercars, to the restoration work on classics – it’s a joy.

Tell us about a project you are particularly proud of:
That’s a tricky one, as there are so many. I think it would have to be the Mercedes 600 Landaulet. It is one of only 59 cars ever made, so it was a real privilege to tackle this car, and restore it to its former beauty.

We can see why this project stands out:

What’s the most challenging project you have ever tackled?
We were give a two week deadline to cover the interior of a London Routemaster bus for the owner’s son’s birthday.

We needed to turn the downstairs into a soft play area, and make sure the whole thing was totally child friendly.

Upstairs was converted into a more adult theme – leather seating, a bar area with stitched stools, and carpeting.

We worked with a variety of partners, so it was a big team effort, but took lots of planning and co-ordinating. I am really pleased with the end result – and so was the customer.

What is your favourite project using UK Hide leather?
The interior restoration of a Mercedes 1958 300SL Roadster. We used Old Timer in Bamboo. It’s just a beautiful vehicle as you can see…

Why do you like working with UK Hide?

“We’ve been working with the team at UK Hide for years, and they never disappoint. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and we always feel like they genuinely care about us and our business. They deliver everything we want and are a really personable bunch, no matter who you speak to.

Their products are very good quality, and they are always our preferred choice for leather.” David Price, d:class automotive

A huge thank you from the UK Hide team, David, for being our first featured customer, and sharing so many great images of your projects.

Would you like to be featured on the blog? No problem, but please be prepared to share photos with us, for us to use in our marketing. Please email us to arrange a chat.

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