Vintage racing car leather bonnet and spare wheel straps
Recently we made a set of leather bonnet straps and spare wheel straps for a beautiful vintage race car, in fabulous oak bark tanned English leather. The customer asked us to re-use the old hardware so a bit of patina was already built in. They are constructed from 5mm thick Baker’s Dark Havana stirrup butt, which is not likely to stretch a great deal. Edges are hand burnished and creased, and the straps are constructed using solid copper hand beaten rivets, and saddle stitching. They will age very nicely with use, and last many years.
We can make similar items for you, to order. We can also do matching grab handles, key rings etc..