Mike Thomas & Dave Strange Fine Coach Trimming Of Vintage & Classic Cars

We at Mike Thomas & Dave Strange Trimming are one of the leading trimming companies in the whole of the South of England. Established in 1971, we have been trimming concourse winning cars for more than 50 years undertaking all aspects of trimming on both classic and vintage vehicles with absolute pride and passion. Our vast amount of knowledge and experience within the trade allows us to deliver outstanding results every time! No matter if you require a straightforward job or a more complicated bespoke service, we will always work closely with you to identify the best solution for the job, whilst maintaining the quality and integrity of all the vehicles we work on.


  • Trimming: The process required before the outer material for example the leather/fabric can be fixed to the frame of the seat, panel headlining or hood.
  • Colour Restoration: For those who would like an interior freshened up. This doesn’t mean however we change the colour, what we do is we restore the material to the original colour.
  • Conservation: We conserve the original interior by taking it apart, then we strengthen the leather with a backing material and then re-instate it. We can also apply new leather made to match the existing trim and distressed to match.
  • Fabric Bodies: This is the process we use to cover an ash frame body in weather proof hooding which is available in various colours.
  • Specialist Leather: We can apply specialist leather in animal prints and period patterns. A very popular choice for veteran/vintage cars is a straw grain leather, however other prints are available on request too. Please consider it may take up to 6 weeks for delivery on all prints/patterns/leather.
  • Specialist Leather: We have developed an excellent working relationship with leather suppliers to ensure we always receive the highest grade of leather.

Our workshop is based in a discreet and secure site in Hampshire, not far from Goodwood, so you can be rest assured your pride and joy will be in safe hands in our storage facility. Our portfolio of work is quite extensive with work done to a wide range of makes and models across the eras including: Jaguar E-Type & XK140, Ferrari, Aston Martin DB4, Bentley, Austin, Lancia, Invicta, Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, and Maudslay, to name just a few.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us for further information on any of our services – we would love to hear from you!

Address & Contact

Our Address

Petersfield, Hampshire. PO7 6PL