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DavidLaver
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« on: 10 December, 2014, 02:39:48 PM »

On the Classic Driver Daily email was this 1976 Ferrari GT4 - the most interesting thing about it being pleated head lining.  Obviously they saw it in a Lancia 2000 and wanted to bask in that shadow:

http://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/ferrari/308-gt4/1976/274880?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Classic%20Driver%20Daily%202202014&utm_content=Classic%20Driver%20Daily%202202014%20CID_964ccfab1bbcdd4cf42658297f971768&utm_source=newsletter

Anyone know when pleated head lining came into fashion or what other cars had it?

What period might be the "quilted" era?  Did any Appia Zagatos have it?  Any Lancias use it in the boot or under the bonnet?

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« Reply #1 on: 10 December, 2014, 03:30:58 PM »

I think my ex wife's Giula saloon had a quilted transmission tunnel.
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« Reply #2 on: 10 December, 2014, 06:07:07 PM »

Stratos has a pleated headlining. Easy enough to make one yourself, if you're interested I'll post how I did it on my replica.

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« Reply #3 on: 10 December, 2014, 06:46:02 PM »

Yes please .....
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« Reply #4 on: 10 December, 2014, 07:18:35 PM »

Okay....
First you need to find a motor trimmer that can supply a foam pad about 2cm thick that has a material backing. Offer the pad to the roof and cut it to size. Decide how far apart you want the pleats and mark these with a felt pen and then (very carefully) use a Stanley knife to slice through to the backing material. But not through it! Next you need to get the vinyl you want to cover it with, make sure it's plenty wide enough and lay it over the fully sliced pad. Next loosely stitch the vinyl through the padding and the material along it's full length but DON'T stitch it tight. Move to the ones either side and stitch them loosely too. Once you've got 5 rows of stitching done it's safe to tighten up the stitches on either side of the centre rib. This will pull the rib into shape with a nice curve. Keep working out towards the edges and once you've done the next outer row you can tighten up the next inner row. Takes quite a long time to do by hand but the effect is worth it!

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« Reply #5 on: 11 December, 2014, 10:06:42 AM »

I always associate the 'quilted' era with 1960's Italian competition cars or high end road cars like Ferrari, Bizzarini, etc. Of course, they come no more high end than Lancia, but I can't recall seeing it. Would suit an Appia Zagato though. It was usually transmission tunnels, rear wheelarches and rear load areas.
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« Reply #6 on: 11 December, 2014, 05:08:40 PM »

Rear wheel arches of my 4th series B20 are covered with a quilted fabric. It is not what I would call a luxurious finish, but is somewhat decorative whilst being practical. The exposed face is a thin plastic sheet which, much to my surprise cleaned up very well. Some of the stitching has rotted, but I will use them when the time comes!!!

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« Reply #7 on: 11 December, 2014, 07:26:52 PM »

My 1958 Appia Pininfarina coupe had diamond-quilted panels in the boot (but a plain cloth head lining).
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« Reply #8 on: 30 December, 2014, 09:36:34 AM »

My memory might be playing tricks but I'm fairly certain my Fiat 130 coupe had a quilted headlining.
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« Reply #9 on: 11 February, 2015, 11:41:47 AM »


Bit too much for me - the quilting that is.

http://www.coys.co.uk/showrooms.php?itemID=5822
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« Reply #10 on: 11 February, 2015, 03:22:47 PM »

That's the first time I've seen quilting, which I usually like, look a bit tacky. There's either too much or it should have been another colour like tan or cream. What a gorgeous car though.
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« Reply #11 on: 11 February, 2015, 05:06:00 PM »

This is just as tasteless http://preview.charterhouse-auction.com/2014/01/1961-Lancia-Flaminia-GT-Carrosserie-Touring-coupe.html
(as mentioned elsewhere on the forum)
Red quilting yuck!

Whilst you are looking at the Charterhouse auction site, check out the Range Rover Velar, someone actually thought it was a good idea to 'update' it by changing the interior and the engine for a diesel unit!!! Just imagine how much that devalues it by!!
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« Reply #12 on: 11 February, 2015, 07:21:29 PM »


Bit too much for me - the quilting that is.

http://www.coys.co.uk/showrooms.php?itemID=5822

David, I agree totally. That style is more suited to a pox doctor's waiting room!!!!

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