WOODWORK FOR CLASSIC CARS
We offer you much more than a simply sheet of polished wood veneer. Each feature in the right place with particular attention to all the details. We apply and looking for the correct type of wood species, according to the grain type that usually was employed to that manufacturing year of the car. As a result, the quality is not only on the surface but also below. Materials used are valuable and lasting.
PHILOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL UPGRADE
From the research of the right veneer sheets, to the application of the technologies to resolve the problem that cyclically facing the woodwork of classic cars. For a long lasting investment we use water resistant glues and a finishing cycle with premium epoxy resins.
RECONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURES IN COMPOSITES
Consolidation or reconstruction of structural parts with original wood or in composite material like carbon fibre or Kevlar and glass fibre. According to the circumstances, all of this is made manually or with the aid of lasers, cnc-machines, vacuum machines, epoxy curing oven and autoclave.
READY TO USE KITS
Have you got a Mercedes-Benz W113 “Pagoda”? We have the wood finishing parts for the hardtop rear screen. Dark walnut VENEER in order to ensure the original appearance but with the structure constructed in carbon fibre. Have you got a Mercedes-Benz W111-112 coupe or cabriolet? We have the dome of the binnacle to veneer as the original.
The reproduction of the gearbox lever trim symbols of Ferrari 365GT4/400/412 were crafted with hot punches but now, we use a cnc-laser. We realize afresh structural parts in carbon fibre, inlays with rare wood, mother-of-pearl and abalone or with other high value products like hard stones or precious metal.
WHO I AM
I’m Enrico Seno Stellin and after a technical and scientific education, in my twenty years, I was chosen to restore the first car that walks the street in Italy, due to the craftsmanship and skill set already learned on the different types of wood. Now this car, Peugeot Type 3 of 1892, is still in the lead position at the National Automobile Museum of Turin. Since then, I’ve been able to develop innovation and changes on glues and supports for automotive woodwork.
Experience, technological research and innovation
My whole approach does not come from the carpentry or furniture. All of this, is a combination of a detailed knowledge of each part of a vehicle and also the ability for lute manufacturing, programming skills and use of numerical control machines, engineering and love for classic cars.
The relationship with the customer is extremely important. On classic cars the unexpected could happen. Thanks to an technical analysis, based on the experience gained and the weekly reports, my customers my customers always know the situation at any times.
In 2007 I restored the first car circulating in Italy. A rule for me and a gem for motoring history. It was a great example of technological application on one side, innovation in the world of classic cars on the other. To isolate the bodywork – that is over 100 years old – were used epoxy resins in the substrates and, in order to reproduce the typical old-time gloss, single components lacquers on surface.
Why am I the only one to use a finishing cycle much more expensive and difficult than the competitors? Because after 10 years it must not crack or turning yellow and above all, all the finish shall be in perfectly conditions. It can’t look like plastic or fake wood. That was my purpose from the beginning, as well as having a special attention to environment, with a significant reduction of pollutant and harmful emission for users’ health.
Some of our works