Re: [DML] Re: WANTED: Angle Drive
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Re: [DML] Re: WANTED: Angle Drive

The leather is called "Bridge of Weir" and it is not the prime choice  
or used at the plant of the Rolls Royce and Bentley Motorcars from  
the Darby (prewar) and the Crew (postwar) periods.  All Rolls Royce  
and Bentley Motorcars were installed with "Connolly" leather back in  
that period of time.  As far as my knowledge, the "Bridge of Weir"  
leather is a secondary of choice and was used by the independent  
restorers as for a substitute for "cutting" the cost in the  
difference of the "Connolly" leather.  Connolly leather was the  
standard leather used and very expensive at that period of time and  
still is today.  FWIW, the two leathers are different to touch as  
well as the aroma they release and one can always tell the car with  
Connolly leather is used.

At the present the choice of leather for the new RRs are not Connolly  
but from "German Bavarian Bulls?"  Mostly likely for the RRs are now  
under the BMW ownership.

Anyway, it is possible that JZD would claim the same leather of  
Bridge of Weir is used in the DeLoreans.  For the Bridge of Weir is  
not cheap either and is this the reason why the interior of DeLoreans  
not fully lined in all leather?  But in "Pleasther" (Vinyl looking  
leather).  This material used in the DeLorean has a nice embossed  
wrinkled pattern, which gives the interior a "dynamic" look and a  
plain leather surface may not.  It will be a shame to emboss any  
pattern onto such fine expensive leather.  BTW, embossed leather is  
to hide the hide's imperfection, but still costly......

Kayo Ong
Lic.  9D NY

On Nov 28, 2007, at 11:44 PM, cbl1739 wrote:

> It was called Leather of Weher..might have spelled the last part
> wrong,but it was pronounced that way.

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