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February '17

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72 THE SHOP FEBRUARY 2017 HOT ROD & CUSTOMIZATION FIRST IN CLASS Today, the team runs a thriving shop in which Jean-Noël handles the trimming and Randi takes care of the business side of things. They complete an average of eight full custom interiors a year—never more than one at a time, and each taking between six to eight weeks to complete. The couple's work is in such high demand that they're typically booked six months in advance. What's more, their customers come from all over the United States and even abroad. In fact, Greffeuille once trimmed the cabin of an ultra-rare Gmund Porsche shipped to him from Austria by Hans Peter Porsche, grandson of the automaker's founder. The car went on to win first in class at Concours d'Elegance in 2011. Greffeuille goes to great lengths to realize his customers' visions, but he will offer suggestions. "I'll work with the customer on their preferences and I'll research online and in books for inspiration of a particular style," he tells The Hog Ring. "One thing I try to do is dissuade people from always doing black and gray interiors. If they are showing the cars, black interiors are hard Any trimmer can appreciate the amount of fabrication involved in creating these custom door panels. The hot rod's hand-fabricated wa- terfall center console starts at the base of its custom dashboard and leads all the way back to the package tray, split- ting the rear seat into two buckets. Transforming this 1969 Ca- maro into an award- winning piece of art took Greffeuille 280 hours to complete. But, as you can see and its ecstatic owner can attest, it was worth every second. Of course the trunk was also upholstered to match the interior. TERRACOTTA FIRMA

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