No, I’m not talking about switching girlfriends…

For the last year or two I’ve had a Recaro interior from a Mitsubishi Evo IV in my GT-Four. Well, the front seats anyway – the rear seats were facelifted Celica seats, and my door cards had been falling apart.

So, I took the car to a chap up north called Simon, who does a bit of automotive interior trimming in his spare time, under the banner of Hide ‘n’ Seat Interiors. I explained what I wanted, and he obliged for a bargain of a price, at least two thirds cheaper than other companies had quoted me.

The list of work was:

  • New covers for the front seats, black leather with red alcantara centres, and GT-Four logo embroidery in white and red stitching throughout.
  • New covers for the rear seats, the same as the fronts but without the logos.
  • New door card inserts in red alcantara, with black piping and red stitching.
  • Black leather centre armrest cover, with red stitching.
  • Black leather handbrake cover, with red stitching.
  • Black leather gearlever gaiter, with red stitching.
  • Black alcantara covering on the centre console stereo surround and gearstick surround.
  • Black leather sunvisors, with red stitching.
  • Black alcantara covering the window switch panels in the door cards.
  • Black alcantara headlining.

Unfortunately, Simon ran clean out of time (after working all through the night) so was unable to do the sunvisors, window switch panels or headlining, but those will be sorted in the near future!