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Luxury Leather Car Interiors
Transform your car, SUV or pickup into something special with a custom car interior from the skilled craftsmen at Sunmark Upholstery. Our luxury auto upholstery is guaranteed to look great, last for thousands of miles and enhance the value of your vehicle.
Custom Car & Truck Interiors
Sunmark specializes in auto interiors, luxury leather car seats, and faux leather car seat covers. If you want to change car seats to leather or need leather car seat covers give us a call.
Our car seat upholsterers install stylish, durable interiors and leather seats for all vehicles — from luxury sedans to classic collector cars to rugged off-road vehicles.
In addition to designing custom car upholstery, we install leather and fabric interior kits manufactured by Katzkin, the world leader in automotive interiors and aftermarket seat covers.
Buy Leather Car Seats Online
Check out the endless color and style options available from Katzkin by clicking the Leather Options button directly below. Katzkin's leather and vinyl interiors are based on the OEM specifications for a vehicle's make, model and year. When properly installed, they fit like a glove and look like they came with the car.
Do you have a torn leather car seat? Do you need car seat foam repair or auto upholstery repair? Is the upholstery in your SUV ripped, damaged or threadbare? Our car seat repair shop not only fixes car seat cushions, it specializes in car upholstery repair, leather car seat repair and vinyl car seat repair. Sunmark is also where Eastsiders go to replace seat foam, repair car seat frames and restore leather car seats.
In addition to seats and side panels, we repair & recover auto consoles and dashes. Here's an example of a Jaguar dash we recently recovered in a rich leather with burgundy accent stitching.
For custom automotive interiors, we recommend Euroleather's line of premier quality upholstery leather. Euroleather® features an extensive variety of looks including everyday classics, antiques, exotics and customized skins. Antiques and exotics are hand-finished by skilled artisans in the company's North Carolina factory. Drop by our showroom to experience the look and feel of the finest quality upholstery leather.
If there's still life in your cracked leather car seats, we can help. Sunmark stocks the finest products to refurbish your car or truck interior.
Sunmark is synonymous with quality custom upholstery. But, custom is not the only way to go. We sell and install automotive interiors manufactured by industry leaders, such as TMI Products. TMI manufactures automotive components such as seating, interior consoles, floor coverings, door panels, convertible roof assemblies, headliners and integrated electronic systems.
TMI specializes in Ford, Chevy and Volkswagen parts. Check out their home page to view the style, color and model year products available. Pick something you like, then give us a call. We'll have it shipping and installed at the earliest opportunity.
The Sunmark Standard of Excellence
Restoring 1961 356B 1600 Super
Before the Porsche 911 there was the 356. The 356 was Porsche's flagship model during the fifties and mid-sixties. It came in four "flavors", each with slightly different designs and engineering specs: 356 (1948–1955), 356 A (1955–1959), 356 B (1959–1963) and 356 C (1963–1965/66). The New York Times describes the origin of the model:
"Said to be the 356th project of a German engineering company established in 1931 by the genius behind the original Volkswagen, Ferdinand Porsche, the original Porsche car was more or less a hot-rod Beetle, a reliable but sporty vehicle shaped like an inverted bathtub. Ferdinand Porsche had always wanted to build a sports car, and basing one on the design used for the lowly Beetle was a good way to get it done on a modest budget."
The author goes on to praise the 1961-63 356 B coupe as an excellent collector car. This is one of those cars, a 1961 356 B 1600 Super. It's been lovingly cared for by an eastside owner for decades. The owner called us to restore the headliner and seats.
Ready For New Interior
Measuring Headliner For Porsche 356 B
New Headliner For Porsche 356 B
Custom Seat Covers For Porsche 356 B
Custom Seat Covers For Porsche 356 B
Porsche 356 B New Interior Complete
Aftermarket replacement parts are often available for popular collector cars like this. Replacing old uphostery can be a lot more difficult than swapping parts. Getting headliners and seat covers to fit right and look great requires an experienced craftsman with plenty of patience. As you can see from the pics, the owner came to the right shop!
Range Rover Refit
The second generation Range Rover was manufactured for the US market between 1994 and 2002. It was the first Range Rover equipped with a plush interior and all the bells & whistles we now associate with a luxury SUV. We've noticed a lot of folks are purchasing these second generation Range Rovers, then rebuilding or refitting them. The owner of this one wanted to upgrade the interior beginning with brand new leather seat covers.
Katzkin manufactures excellent replacement seat covers, but the car owner preferred something more distinctive. Instead of standard grade seat leather, we suggested using the sort of leather found inside a Bentley. He liked the idea, so we fabricated custom seat covers using the finest available perforated car seat leather. As you can see, they turned out great.
Classic Range Rover
Seat Heater & Cooler
Superior Grade Perforated Leather
Easy Access Controls
Seat Cooler Set to Maximum
Seat Heater Set to Medium
Perforations in the seat leather were necessary to accommodate the heating/cooling mechanisms we installed. Strictly speaking, our seat heaters do not require perforations, but they are necessary for the seat coolers which blow cooled air through the leather perfs. The heater and cooler both have three settings for maximum comfort.
The total interior refit also included a new sound system, new carpet and a sound dampening treatment to quiet the ride. When it rolled out of our shop, this classic Range Rover had a brand new luxury interior. From the inside - for all intents and purposes -- it was a new Range Rover.
Mercedes-Benz AMG G65
There's nothing quite like a Mercedes-Benz AMG G65. Initially designed as a spartan military vehicle, the distinctive G class ("G" refers to Geländewagen, the German word for off-road vehicle) has been in production since 1979. The 5,000 pound G65 boasts a 12-cylinder engine. It’s heavy, but with a sprint time of 5.3 seconds it hits 60 mph faster than an Audi A4. Its price tag is also distinctive; a cool quarter million dollars.
Mercedes-Benz AMG G65
AMG G65 Custom Interior
AMG G65 Custom Leather Seats
AMG G65 Leather Door Panels
AMG G65 Custom Leather Seats
The owner of this G65 wanted to customize the seats and door trim with a splash of bright red leather. Since the G65's seats are climate controlled, any modification in the upholstery required perforated leather. Fortunately, automotive leather is our speciality. We were able to find the perfect leather and have it custom-perforated in tiny squares. Finally, we accented the bright red leather with decorative diamond pleats before sewing the inserts into place. As you can see, the leather upgrade transformed a beautiful SUV into something even more striking.
1933 Buick Coupe
Franklin Roosevelt had just been elected President and America was mired in the Great Depression when this Buick Victoria Coupe was manufactured. It was 1933. One out of every four workers was unemployed. The economy was in turmoil. It was not the best time to sell upscale automobiles. But, unfortunate circumstances didn't prevent Buick from designing some iconic cars during this time. One of the best was this 1933 two door.
Restored 1933 Buick Coupe
Restored 1933 Buick Coupe
Restored 1933 Buick Coupe
Buick Before Seat Restoration
Buick After Seat Restoration
Custom Carpet Installed
Seats in these vintage cars were manufactured with coil suspensions instead of foam. The owner wanted the seats to look and feel like the originals, so we restored the coil suspension instead of replacing it. After cleaning and repairing each individually pocketed coil, we upholstered the seats and side panels using a plush, burgundy furniture fabric. We finished our work by custom installing brand new carpeting.
The Roaring Twenties was long gone by the time this car was built, but with the black paint, white walls and fancy upholstery you half-expect to find a Tommy Gun in the trunk.
Jaguar Leather Dash Repair
Problems with the leather dash is a common complaint among Jaguar owners, especially in cities with lots of sunshine. The carmaker is not known for a generous warranty, so when a leather cover on a customer's dash shrinks or peels off, they're on their own. Attempts to stretch the leather back to its original shape inevitably fail, according to Jaguar online forums.
Instead of spending big money on a brand new leather dash, savvy jag owners call Sunmark.
Jaguar Dash Repair
Leather Jaguar Dash
Original Leather Dash
For a lot less money, we fabricate a leather dash cover identical to the original one. Not only is the color and finish the same as before, the contrasting thread and stitch pattern is a perfect match. Most upholstery shops would be incapable of something this demanding. The craftsmen at Sunmark can do it because they're the best!
Katzkin Leather For New Car
Years ago, you could pick and choose the options you wanted when purchasing a new car. It was great for buyers -- you got the car you wanted and never paid for unnecessary upgrades. Today, most automotive options are bundled. You're obligated to buy an entire package of upgrades instead of just the things you want.
Smart car buyers are rejecting dealer upgrades and choosing Sunmark to install only the items they select. Here's an example of how one customer got what he wanted and paid less.
New Car New Seat Covers
Standard Seat Covers
New Katzkin Covers Installed
Rather than ordering a 370Z with leather seat covers available in the luxury Touring model, the owner of this Nissan purchased standard cloth seats, then contacted Sunmark for a leather upgrade. We recommended Katzkin Leathers. In addition to being the leading manufacturer of aftermarket seat covers, Katzkin custom-fits its leathers for individual car models. They fit like a glove and come in a range of color combinations*.
The owner chose black/sapphire seat covers. We installed them in one day. As you can see (upper right), they look great! Best of all, he got exactly what he wanted for a fraction of the dealer's price.
When you buy a luxury vehicle, you expect perfection. After recently purchasing a top-of-the-line foreign sedan, a customer discovered shoddy stitching along one seam of the driver's side leather seat cover. This sort of flaw may seem inconsequential, but it looks bad. And who knows what sort of damage might result if the sloppy stitches unraveled.
Torn Seat Stitches
Since this was a newly purchased car, the seats were still under warranty. The dealer contacted Sunmark to complete the seat repair. As you can see, the stitching is now perfect; the way it should have been in the first place.
New Custom Interior For 1949 Willys Pickup
The World War II Army Jeep was manufactered by the Willys-Overland Motor Company of Toledo, Ohio. After the war, the company built a number of civilian models inspired by the venerable Jeep. One of these was the Willys Jeep Pickup. Roughly 200,000 of these were manufactured between 1947 and 1965. Today, they're hard to find and treasured by collectors.
We jumped at the opportunity to design and install brand new seats and upholstery reminiscent of the original interior.
Willys Pickup Exterior
Lower Dash & Finish Panel
This project was a test of our ability to create something stylish, clean and simple. Among other things, we drew inspiration from our experience designing door trim for a Ford Mustang. The armrests we designed and custom-manufactured fit perfectly on the door panels; they're not available anywhere else. We also modified a bench seat from a GM truck to fit in the cab. Before installing the bench seat, we upholstered it with contrasting colors of rich, recycled leather. The embroidered Willys logo provides a stylish accent.
Embroidered Willys Logo
Newly Upholstered Door & Armrest
We dedicated the same amount of attention and care to the lower dash and finish panel which conceal the wiring. They were hand-fabricated to incorporate air conditioning vents, seat heater switches, and the interior lighting LED switch. The custom headliner and wind lacing were covered with Ultrasuede. We installed thick, premium Bentley carpet on the floors and seat risers. Finally, even thought they weren't required, we fabricated and installed modern shoulder harness/seat belts for enhanced safety.
In the end, the happy owner drove off with a '49 Willys Pickup with plenty of modern conveniences, but true to the original look.
Distressed Leather For Restorations
Most collectors take one of two approaches when restoring a vintage car or truck. Some want the interior to look brand new, as if the car had just rolled-off the showroom floor. Others believe an older car should "look its age". In either case, selecting the right fabric can make or break a car restoration.
Distressed leather is a great choice when an owner wants to fix a vintage car, but retain a little bit of the old car's "patina". We recently restored the bench seat from a 1955 Chevy Truck using distressed leather. Click the 30 second video (right) for a quick look at how distressed leather enhances the bench seat.
In addition to looking great, the distresed leather we use is durable, easy to maintain and helps hides scratches. The only downside is the cost; distressed leather can be a little more expensive than standard leather. But, as you can see, the investment is well worth it!