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Original Interior Restoration • 35 Years Experience • Free Estimates

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Turnaround times vary from 2 days for minor repairs to 3 weeks for major restorations. You may even bring us your own complete interior kit purchased online or through an outside source. Kit installations require 1-2 days to install. Come by our large indoor facility to receive a FREE estimate on your next project. We will be happy to guide you through the process.

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Armando’s Auto Upholstery specializes in interior restoration for classic cars, vintage vehicles and hot rods.  When he’s not working on restoring a 1920 Ford Model A or a 1956 Chevy Bel Air, Armando and his skilled workers can be found re-upholstering and repairing import cars, motorcycles, dune buggies, boats, RV’s and even plane interiors.


Armando Moran learned the trade from his father, Carlos Moran, who founded an upholstery shop in South Bay San Diego in 1947. Armando continued the family tradition by opening up his own shop in Santee, CA in 1979. Over the years, he has developed a reputation for top quality interiors and creative solutions to restore your classic vehicle to let it show its original grandeur. Armando is involved with various San Diego auto clubs, in addition to participation in classic car shows  around the county.


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No matter what your upholstery need is, Armando and his crew are ready to take care of it for you.

  • Over The Hill Gang San Diego

  • Pick-ups Limited San Diego

  • King Pins San Diego

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1956 Chevy Bel Air Custom Door Paneling

Armando's Auto upholstery

If you are seeking  a custom design such as tiger stripes, ostrich, red and white two-tone or natural leather look, Armando’s can draw from an extensive selection of colors, patterns, textures and techniques to achieve the result you desire. Ask us about a adding an extra special touch with a customized logo or personalized design.

1940 Ford Pick Up Door Panel

2 Tone Ostrich Leather

1932 Roadster Tuck & Roll

1926 Buick

1947 Mercury Monarch Coupe Front Interior

1956 Chevy Nomad Custom Embroidery

1957 Chevy Original Interior Restoration

  • Prowlers of San Diego

  • Early V8 Ford Club of San Diego

  • Model A Club of San Diego

From fixing tears to complete restoration, their experts will walk you through the repair, fabrication and installation of your custom interior. Their shop uses new, hard-to-find, and original upholstered materials to ensure the best quality and unique results.