Ok...so a little about the interior.
The material we're planning to use is leatherette...an artificial leather lookalike. Quite a bit of research has gone into the selection of the fabric. It's scratch-proof, scuff-proof, skid-proof, singe-proof...and pretty much, simplicity in itself to maintain. We've gouged it with screwdrivers, flickered cigarette lighters against it, spattered oil onto it, and it's withstood all of these tests with flying colours. Stains come off with a mild solution of detergent powder and water. For the really tough stains, a couple of drops of bleach in a couple of litres of water serves to tackle them. Overall, our self-designed torture test has worked well with regards to the material.
Next...the colour choice. Well, this might be somewhat of a departure from the norm, and may very well be one of the few areas where we depart from "practicality". The Sparco seats of the Phantom have been gotten done in black and white.
My reason for choosing this combination is purely aesthetic. Because I haven't seen many offroaders that sport such stark colours. I think the seats go well with the overall "strangeness" of the Phantom's design philosophy; and add to its utterly unique "flavour". Whether this succeeds, will be judged in the days to come.
So...some pictures of the newly-refurbished seats. Still on the cards, is a console for the gear levers and handbrake, some aesthetics with the dashboard and steering wheel, floor-matting, and the creation of a custom, one-off bikini top...amongst other minor embellishments.