Bridge of Weir Leather, expert supplier of Fine Automotive Leather to the world’s most respected luxury car brands, is delighted to host the first public debut of a new electric version of the legendary Land Rover Series IIA at this weekend’s 2021 Concours of Elegance.
Fully restored and updated with a state-of-the-art electric powertrain, the new zero emission classic vehicle comes from leading EV technology company Everrati, and will be on display at Bridge of Weir’s members’ enclosure at Hampton Court Palace from 3-5 September.
From the heated front seats to the rear bench, the Series IIA features Bridge of Weir leather throughout, with Everrati specifiying Chestnut Automotive Nappa. Sourced from the finest local highland heritage breeds, only OX hides are used due to the tightness required when manufacturing such a high-performance leather. This leather has been engineered to meet the exacting standards of modern-day performance requirements, while maintaining the leather’s inherent natural softest and beauty.
The new model joins five other automotive ‘icons’ at the Bridge of Weir members’ enclosure; the McLaren Speedtail, Range Rover SV Autobiography Ultimate Edition, Aston Martin DBX and two cars from David Gandy’s personal collection, a Jaguar XK120 and Porsche 356 C. All six vehicles feature Bridge of Weir leather.
Justin Lunny, Founder & CEO of Everrati Automotive Limited: “Our mission is to craft cutting-edge, desirable and sustainable cars, each with the soul of an icon. To do so requires unparalleled attention to detail, technical proficiency and expert partners. For the interior of this new electric version of the legendary Series IIA, there was only one choice: Bridge of Weir leather. Not only is their leather of the highest quality but it is also the world’s lowest carbon intensity automotive leather further adding to Everrati’s overall sustainability mission.”
Jamie Davidson, Director, Bridge of Weir Leather Company: “We’re delighted to host the first public debut of Everrati’s electric version of the Land Rover Series IIA at our members’ enclosure at Concours of Elegance. Bridge of Weir has been manufacturing the finest leather for the automotive industry for more than a century – and innovation is at the heart of what the business does. For us, sustainability and premium quality goes hand-in-hand.”
Bridge of Weir Leather sources the finest hides from the best heritage breeds, offering a unique blend of craftsmanship with the latest advanced manufacturing techniques. It is one of the world’s leading automotive leather suppliers and has been at the forefront of innovation, design and quality for over a century, starting with the Model T Ford in the early 20th century.
Bridge of Weir is synonymous with many household names of the automotive industry, such as Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Lotus, McLaren, Volkswagen and Volvo. With the company’s leather long-established as a leading export from Scotland, over 90 per cent of its products are now sold overseas in 30 countries across the globe. Sustainability lies at the heart of the business, Bridge of Weir also manufacturing the lowest carbon intensity leather for the automotive sector, independently verified by Life Cycle Analysis.