[DaimLan] New Owner

Hello one and all. I have just taken delivery of a '66
Daimler 250. It is in lovely condition with the exception of
the upholstery. My first (no doubt of many) question is, how
do I find out the colour of the leather dye. Where is the
trim code marked on the car, if at all, and how do I use that
to find the correct colour.

Thanks
Tony–
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In reply to a message from mg55za sent Tue 2 Mar 2010:

Thanks a lot. I’ll work it out myself.

What a very helpful forum.–
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Sorry about that but there’s not much we can tell you. Personally I rang a specialist trim supplier and they asked me the year and a rough description of the colour, beige in my case. I don’t think they had special codes back then. The leather manufacturers, Connolly leather went out of business about five years ago after moving the whole business to my local town. They were a very traditional company going back many years and probably had been making leather in the same colours since the age of horse drawn carriages. They even had their way of working immortalised by Heath Robinson, and when he saw a machine which measured the area of a hide he declared he could not ‘improve’ on it in the comedic sense.

If you want to repair the trim you are best to take a sample to your local trim suppliers and match the colour it is now, not what it was when it was new otherwise it will stand out like a sore thumb. It you are retrimming the lot, then choose whatever colour you fancy.

By the way I used Aldridge trimming near the old Daimler works in the midlands, but as you don’t state what country you are in I don’t know if that will be useful to you. Are you a member of any car clubs, DLOC, JEC, JDC, SDLC etc? If you are then ask at a meeting or the model registrar.

Roger Holmes
1969 V8 250 x 2, 1998 Super V8 x 2, Jaguar XJ40, Rover P5 x 2 (one coupe one saloon), BMW E28 x 2 and Land Rover One Ton.On 15 Apr 2010, at 10:42, mg55za wrote:

In reply to a message from mg55za sent Tue 2 Mar 2010:

Thanks a lot. I’ll work it out myself.

What a very helpful forum.

mg55za
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In reply to a message from Roger Holmes sent Thu 15 Apr 2010:

Thanks Roger. I’m from Australia. At least I now know that I will have to start from scratch.

Tony–
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Tony, if you’re in Aust join the DLCV (Vic-based) or DLOC (NSW-based) for
advice – there are many trimmers and trim-supply firms in Syd/Melb that
should be able to match most interior materials.

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In reply to a message from Roger Holmes sent Thu 15 Apr 2010:

Thanks Roger. I’m from Australia. At least I now know that I will have to
start from scratch.

Tony

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Dug the 2.5 v8 out of storage yesterday.
Has not been registered since 84 - 67 model.
Will be interesting to see how the rebuild and re-registration goes.
I’ll post a link to a blog later so you can all have a look.
Interesting to be “back” in the Daimler fold after so long out!
/dlh.–
David Hallam
– 2144, 2145, 1*164,and that’s enough!! Queanbeyan Australia
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In reply to a message from Dame Zara Moneypitt sent Sun 18 Apr 2010:

Thanks Tim. I’ll get onto the NSW mob.

Tony

PS, I am just about to head off to the RTA to complete it’s
rego. I’ll be on the road this weekend.–
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