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Thornley Kelham strenghtens ties with O’Rourke

Tuesday, 24 May 2022 at 15:30:00 UTC


CCB staff

Restorer takes dedicated bay at prestigious trimmers

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Thornley Kelham has announced it now has a dedicated bay at O’Rourke Coachtrimmers to ensure its European line of reimagined classics receive world-class upholstery.

The two companies have worked together for many years on a number of award-winning restorations. This new partnership will only use Connolly leather.

Simon Thornley, co-founder of Thornley Kelham, said: ‘In the world of restoration and bespoke projects, we know we have a team capable of producing perfection at nearly every stage of the process, from engine-building to deep, mirror-finish paintwork. But the art of coachtrimming requires a specialist with a natural talent. Rorky and his team have been our trusted partners for years, never compromising and always chasing the right solution, not the easiest. They truly understand our business, and they believe in our vision for the ‘European’ line-up; concours-quality work, authentically reimagined in the spirit of the original car.’

Rob O’Rourke, founder of the coachtrimming company commented: ‘My family of artisans and I are excited and enthusiastic about the challenge of delivering best in class interiors for the new European range of restomods by Thornley Kelham.’

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