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Aston martin vantage interior changes

Hey everyone. I'm looking to buy a 2008 or 2009 v8 vantage. Was wondering if someone could tell me if the leather interior on the panels/trim could be changed to another color?
 

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Originally Posted by Mochachino View Post
Hey everyone. I'm looking to buy a 2008 or 2009 v8 vantage. Was wondering if someone could tell me if the leather interior on the panels/trim could be changed to another color?
The big interior changes were in 2009, as well as an engine power upgrade from 380HP to 420 HP. 2008 and earlier all had the same interior since the inception of the Vantage. It will likely be cost prohibitive to change out leather interior panels, but it's certainly do-able.

BTW, since you are in Virginia (as am I) my 2007 Vantage with just over 8k miles is going to be up for sale very shortly. Just waiting for the snow to clear....

 
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All the leather panels can be changed by unbolting and bolting in the new colored trim..or you can sent out the panel to have the leather replaced..But new panels can run up a large cash tab fast, there not cheap..might be more cost effective if you just replace the leather on the trim that is a concern by a local upholstery shop..but yes every leather panel comes off by nut/bolts/screws
 
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[QUOTE=drcollie;4052058]"The big interior changes were in 2009, as well as an engine power upgrade from 380HP to 420 HP. 2008 and earlier all had the same interior since the inception of the Vantage. It will likely be cost prohibitive to change out leather interior panels, but it's certainly do-able.

BTW, since you are in Virginia (as am I) my 2007 Vantage with just over 8k miles is going to be up for sale very shortly. Just waiting for the snow to clear…. " END QUOTE

So what's next for you… your 2007 Vantage looks perfect.
 
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So what's next for you… your 2007 Vantage looks perfect.

Big tax bill this year from the IRS.....the Vantage must be sacrificed for Uncle Sam. Not looking forward to it leaving.
 

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So what's next for you… your 2007 Vantage looks perfect.

Big tax bill this year from the IRS.....the Vantage must be sacrificed for Uncle Sam. Not looking forward to it leaving.
So sorry to hear that Duane. You clearly are making too much money

I hope you'll be back in the saddle soon.
 
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Just a data point on the ineterior leather... It is REALLY nice stuff... i.e. expensive to duplicate. I had one upper panel recovered (the one that always peels on these cars) The leather on the dash is extremely fine grain... these cows never brushed up against a barb wire fence or spent much time in the sun. If you had the interior redone in what is more conventional leather.. I think you would be disappointed. Plus I haven't seen anyone who can easily match or duplicate the bold contrast stitching. You 'might' have luck re-dying existing panels, but there goes any contrast stitching.. Recommend you wait to find the colors you want. Good luck in the hunt... Great car!
 
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So what's next for you… your 2007 Vantage looks perfect.

Big tax bill this year from the IRS.....the Vantage must be sacrificed for Uncle Sam. Not looking forward to it leaving.
So sorry to hear… I'm sorry I asked now.
 
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The door panel inserts are velcro'd in place and are easy to remove. You could always bring them to an upholstery shop and have them make completely new panels in another color you desire and save the original ones, in case you decide to sell the car later, unmolested. The panels are made of an acrylic type material under the leather, a shop could use a thin panel of masonite in the same shape and can cover it in any style or color you like.
 
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Originally Posted by drcollie View Post
The big interior changes were in 2009, as well as an engine power upgrade from 380HP to 420 HP. 2008 and earlier all had the same interior since the inception of the Vantage. It will likely be cost prohibitive to change out leather interior panels, but it's certainly do-able.

BTW, since you are in Virginia (as am I) my 2007 Vantage with just over 8k miles is going to be up for sale very shortly. Just waiting for the snow to clear....


Beautiful car! What color is the interior?
 
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All the leather panels can be changed by unbolting and bolting in the new colored trim..or you can sent out the panel to have the leather replaced..But new panels can run up a large cash tab fast, there not cheap..might be more cost effective if you just replace the leather on the trim that is a concern by a local upholstery shop..but yes every leather panel comes off by nut/bolts/screws
Thanks for the response. So when you say I can send out the panel to get it replaced. Are you referring to taking the panels to the local dealer? also if I went to a local upholstery shop would the leather be the same quality, and match? The thing is the seats on the car Im looking at are the kestrel tan and the panels are 2 toned as I wish everything to be kestrel.
 
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Originally Posted by Mochachino View Post
Thanks for the response. So when you say I can send out the panel to get it replaced. Are you referring to taking the panels to the local dealer? also if I went to a local upholstery shop would the leather be the same quality, and match? The thing is the seats on the car Im looking at are the kestrel tan and the panels are 2 toned as I wish everything to be kestrel.
You can buy new door insert panels from your dealer in pretty much any color. I think they are around $1500 for the pair IIRC.

Or you can get them recovered locally. But if you want an exact match, you'll have to order a Kestrel Tan hide from Bridge of Weir in Scotland, and that's around $700 or so. But don't quote me on these prices, cause things change fast.
 
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Here are a couple of pictures of the interior. The last picture is how I would like the interior to look.
 
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Here are a couple of pictures of the interior. The last picture is how I would like the interior to look.
If you want to change the interior so it looks likes the last photo, you should simply forget about it. Probably cost you $10K, maybe more
 
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If you want to change the interior so it looks likes the last photo, you should simply forget about it. Probably cost you $10K, maybe more
Well thats all I needed to hear...So my search continues... Thanks.
 

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