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Upholstery Supplier LeBaron Bonney Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Posted March 28, 2019 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: auto parts classic auto history

After closing its doors late last week, the LeBaron Bonney Company, a longtime supplier of reproduction interior and upholstery kits for Ford and GM collector cars, has filed for bankruptcy.

According to Josh Burnett of Kitaeff and Associates, the law firm representing the company, on Tuesday LeBaron Bonney filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, “which means that the company’s assets will be assigned to a trustee and the assets will be sold” to satisfy any outstanding debts.

Burnett did not elaborate on what led up to the company’s bankruptcy. Calls to the company went straight to voice mail and were not returned.

When brothers Lee and Jack Atherton founded LeBaron Bonney in 1938, the furniture company scions did so to provide rental bicycles to tourists from their summer home on Cape Cod. They later tried a number of direct-mail business models selling historic maps, replica sailing vessels, and handmade goods before they settled on the old-car upholstery reproduction business in 1959.

After 60 years, a classic auto parts supplier bites the dust.

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03/29/2019 9:34 AM

Sorry to hear of our loss, when we were in the restoration business from about 1967-1989 we used many of their kits mostly for Ford. Beautiful work probably much better than factory original.

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