Retromobile Paris 2018. Classic Dashboards visiting the wonderful Classic Car show at the Paris Expo. Since 2008 we’ve done various local and regional classic car shows at Caen and Rouen, with our stand. As the business is growing we decided it was again time to visit the highly respected and enormous classic car show…Details
With more than 30 years experience in the restoration of fine antique furniture and wooden interior trim of classic cars Simon Lorkin offers his restoration services to both classic car lovers and to classic car businesses and restoration garages.
Simon Lorkin is a British craftsman who moved with his family to the Normandy countryside in 2004 and from his workshops he works passionately and with perfectionism for his clients in Normandy, France and worldwide.
Since 2011 Simon Lorkin has succeeded in finding the way to resotre the beautiful French Facel Vegas which have their own style wood effect. He can restoreyour dashboard as will as picnic tables and middle ashtray to bring out the original beauty of your classic car. Read more…
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“Discover my restoration projects on my blog. I publish about the classic cars I work on and the work involved in restoring the woodwork or metal interiors, to bring out the beauty of the the cars as they would have been when they were first built.”
Facel 3 Dashboard Restorer – Hand painted wood effect for Facel Vegas Simon Lorkin, hand crafted Facel Vega simulated wood effect style. Here’s another Facel Vega dashboard restoration project. This one was for a Facel 3 for a client who lives in Lille, France but whose car is being restored in Rouen by Auto Classic…Details
Bentley Woodwork Restorer – Interior trim and dashboard restoration for a Derby. It’s not very often that I’m lucky enough to see for myself the cars for which I’m restoring the woodwork. Most of my work is for clients in other areas of France or European or international clients and therefore I just receive the…Details
Mercedes Woodwork restorer – A luxury Pullman limousine. Veneer repair and refinishing of 40 or so pieces of a luxury limousine. A client asked me to restore the woodwork of his Mercedes Pullman, a luxury limousine. As you can see in the first images the veneer was in poor condition, especially at the ends…Details
AC Aceca Dashboard and wood trim restoration Burr walnut re-veneering on rounded and concave woodwork – Classic car Restoration Veneering the AC Aceca dashboard Depending on the client’s ideas and requirements, when re-veneering the main AC Aceca dashboard I book-match the veneer. For those that don’t know the expression this means taking two…Details
[ PRESS ARTICLE ] – Dashboard Restorer Simon Lorkin features in Classic and Sports Car Magazine. I’m happy to announce that I’ve been featured in a lovely press article. In the September 2017 edition of Classic and Sports car Magazine. For those who don’t know the magazine it is world leading car magazine and has…Details
Facel Vega – Hand painted wood effect for metal dashboard and other items. Restoration by craftsman Simon Lorkin – Classic Dashboards – Normandy – France. Simon Lorkin has for several years been offering his restoration services for the French Facel Vega car dashboard and interior trim. It’s a car with a unique wood effect…Details
Video of a Facel Vega dashboard restoration with hand painted wood effect. Here’s a short video of a beautiful Facel Vega lovingly restored by JB Classic Cars in the Netherlands. Jasper Beukenkamp is a professional classic car restorer with a passion for Facel Vegas and he’s also one of my clients. For a while now I’ve…Details
Woodwork & Dashboard Restoration – Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Dashboard and wooden interior trim pieces for a beautiful classic car, restored by British craftsman Simon Here are a few photos of the restoration of all the woodwork from a Rolls Royce Silver Clod for a classic car restoration garage based in Luxembourg. The garage…Details
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