you for your interest in our dashboards. If you should have any
questions after reviewing the information, please don't hesitate to give
us a call.
A LITTLE ABOUT US AND OUR DASHBOARDS
PRESTIGE AUT0W00D has been in the business of handcrafting fine British
hardwood dashboards and trim for over 15 years. We are America's largest
and most respected maker of Triumph dashboards (over 15,000 made and
sold!). Using "State of the Art" materials, innovative techniques,
combined with "old world" quality craftsmanship, our highly skilled
workers take great pride and receive much satisfaction in producing work
that’s second to none.
As a very small, detailed oriented shop, we treat each dashboard
individually, not in a mass production factory mode. A great deal of
highly skilled labor goes into producing our dashboards to a standard
that is the highest in the industry. We truly feel that you and your
classic sports car deserve it.
Prior to 1990, we were known as Keller Associates a name you may lave
heard at a British car meet or advertised in various publications. We
are still the same company but now offer our customers fine wood and
leather steering wheels and gearshift knobs, "Covercraft" car covers,
and various other motoring accessories all at discounted prices to you!
SOLID HARDWOOD DASHBOARDS
Our solid hardwood dashboards are made from fine hand-selected: African
Teak and California walnut. We use only the most highly figured wood.
Both are extremely stable and have stunning grain patterns and color.
Thousands have been sold, and we have yet to have an unsatisfied
We finish our solid hardwood dashboards with an oil-resin penetrating
finish which can not crack, yellow, or peel like dashes finished with
inferior quality clear coat surface finishes. This laborious two coat
hand-rubbed finish penetrates deeply into the pores then changes from a
liquid to a solid, hardening and stabilizing the wood surface. It brings
out and preserves the natural beauty of the hardwood while providing
superior resistance to wear and marking. The surface is later waxed and
polished with extra fine steel wool to a high luster. The beauty with
these dashboards are that they look and feel as they are, a rare and
beautiful piece of wood. This high luster finish is very easy to
maintain by periodically (normal/y twice a year) applying light coats of
oil and wax with a soft cloth. It is a simple and quick (10 minute)
process with beautiful results every tine. An advantage to this finish
is that light scratches and dents can easily be spot repaired. 0il and
wax samples are provided with easy to follow maintenance instructions.
All our dashboards are precision machine routed identical to stock for a
perfect fit. The glove box door is "parted" from the surround to produce
an exact grain match. It is hung perfectly with a very small even gap. A
considerable amount of time and skill is required in hanging the glove
box door. As far as we know, we are the only manufacture who does so. We
know of competitors who ship dashboards with unattached doors, without
notches provided for hinges and with uneven gaps as large as a
quarter-inch between the door and surround. Please do not make the
mistake of taking our quality work as the standard in the industry, it
just isn't the case.
Dashboards are easy to install with our step by step installation
instructions and wire markers.
"ELITE QUALITY" AND "AS ORIGINAL" DASHBOARDS
"For the TR owner who truly wants the very best"
If you want an incredible dashboard that is going to light up the focal
point of your TR's interior, this is the dash for you. It's the very
best anywhere, at any price. Truly a show piece that will exceed the
wildest expectations of the most discriminating customer. Many steps
above the factory original in both quality and craftsmanship, we use
materials and techniques that are improvements upon the woodwork you see
in the best expensive European automobiles. Our high-tech finish, marine
epoxy veneering system and overall flawlessness of our highly polished
finish and woodwork are far superior.
Our craftsmen are in love with wood. Call us "wood junkies" if you will
and because of this we offer to you a most exciting array of exotic
hardwoods. It's fun to watch enthusiasts eyes light up when they see
what we have to offer. Our hand-selected veneers are always "designer
grade" with the most intense color and figure available.
"as original" look (which was dark Walnut), we have highly figured
Walnut and for the "stock-faded" look, we offer Tropical Olive. In the
exotic look we have: African Rosewood, Fiddleback Koa, Fiddleback
Mahogany, Pommele Sapeli, Quilted Moabi, Brazilian Rosewood, and Walnut
Burlwood. If none of these excite you, we can offer just about anything
else you might have in mind.
Onto 7-ply imported Finnish birch diestock grade plywood, we veneer down
our prized veneers using an marine epoxy gluing system. This epoxy,
originally developed for the boating industry, can withstand extreme
temperature and moisture conditions unlike the glue used on the factory
Our plywood is the highest quality being manufactured
today. It is constructed with waterproof glue lines that will not
delaminate and has no voids. The front and backside of the plywood is
faced with a Mahogany crossbanding before the face veneer is applied.
This technique is done on all expensive woodwork.
Our finish separates us from all others. It is a very expensive ($80 per
gallon), high-tech finish specifically formulated for automotive
woodwork and designed to withstand the extremes of heat and cold that
can exist in your Triumph. It is unprecedented in its durability and
tolerance to the suns ultraviolet light rays. Each dashboard goes
through three spray coating sessions. The entire dash including the
backside and all edges are finished. This completely seals it like a
water-ski, eliminating the problems of moisture damage and veneer/finish
peeling that occurs with stock dashboards since only the front sides are
finished. After the final spraying session, the dash is oven baked at a
temperature much higher than it will ever experience in your car. This
is a very important procedure in producing a quality, long lasting
finish and is a good test for a sound, well made dashboard. After the
baking process, the finish is laboriously fine hand-rubbed perfectly
flat, then power-buffed for several hours to au absolutely flawless,
mirror-like high gloss (you have to see this finish in person to truly
appreciate its beauty). The glove box door edges, along with all other
edges and backside, are accented in dark brown (as original). The
instrument identification lettering on time T-250, TR6 and select
Spitfire and GT6 models are applied under the top coat for protection
These elite dashboards are precision machine routed identical to stock
for a perfect fit. The glove box door is "parted" from the surround to
produce an exact grain match. It is fitted with a very small even gap
and hung perfectly with stock size chrome plated hinges.
They are easy to install with our step by step installation instructions
and wires markers, and requires no special care.
BEWARE OF CHEAP IMITATIONS
Beware of the low priced, cheap imitations using inferior, short-lasting
materials and shoddy workmanship. You may be fooled into thinking that
they are a bargain (sight unseen), but you will soon find out that you
get exactly what you pay for. Dashboards made of low grade,
pre-veneered, plywood panels and finished with (un-rubbed) "hardware
store" grade finishes will be lucky to hold up in your Triumph through
the first year without developing serious problems, not to mention that
they look no better than what the average weekend woodworker could make.
How great of a bargain can a dashboard be that has to be replaced after
such a short period?.
The quality and craftsmanship of our dashboards are second to none and
greatly superior to the mass produced factory boards and competitors. We
guarantee that they will exceed your wildest expectations and transform
the focal point of you Triumph’s interior, reflecting upon your entire
restoration job. Doesn't your TR deserve the best and don't you deserve
peace of mind?
Thank you for your interest in our services. We look forward to solving
your dashboard needs.
SALES ORDER INFORMATION
Other hardwoods and burls available upon request.
Method of payment is by credit card certified check, money order, or
personal check. (Personal check orders are subject to a bank clearing
Add $ 7.00 for UPS ground or $12.00 for UPS 3 day air service within
continental U.S. for each dash ordered. If outside continental U.S.,
write or call for shipping rates.
For solid hardwood dash orders, please allow 1 to 2 weeks to ship. Elite
quality, allow 3 to 5 weeks. You will be notified of any delay. Please
call for exact delivery time (rush orders available).
If you wish to order C.O.D., add $ 5.00 for additional UPS
charge. (Personal checks cannot be accepted on C.O.D. orders)
California residents add local sales tax.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - We want you to be completely satisfied with
your dash order. If for any reason it does not meet or exceed your
expectations in any way, please let us know. We will either send you
another dash or refund your purchase price and all shipping charges
incurred. All we ask is that you notify us within 14 days of purchase
prior to return of order, and that the dash is in original condition and