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Anyone using these seats?

I'm looking to replace the Corbeaus in my '73 911 with something a little more period-correct. I found some vintage Recaros and was wondering if anyone had them in their car. I would love to see some pictures of similar seats in a 911. My other option is going with some Monte Carlo seats from GTS Classics.

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I have recaro SEs which are a cloth seat but fairly similar to the seats you posted. Those look like E21 BMW 3 series recaros, and I know there are a bunch of folks with these in their porsches. Check the 'show your seats' thread on the earlySregistry board, I am quite certain there are pics there of these.

I wanted a set of GTS monte carlos but I could not beat the deal I got on my Recaro SEs. Wedge engineering sells the correct adapters to make em bolt right in.
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Here is a picture of my SEs that I had recovered to match my interior.

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I had a set in a 69 Karmann Ghia. Do they have a front slide out extension for your legs? Kinda looks like it, if so thats new to me. Super comfortable and very supportive too! Excellent find IMO.
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I have a pair similarly upholstered that I have been thinking about putting in my 73.5 911T, just haven't gotten around to it yet. I've seen these and a few other period aftermarket Recaros in several early cars (no photos though), and think they look good if the materials are correct. I like the houndstooth. Here's a photo of my seats:
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George, those look pretty good. They're Recaros, too, right?
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George, those look pretty good. They're Recaros, too, right?
Jason - Mine are also Recaros. They came out of another Porsche I bought a couple of years ago and were originally upholstered in gray & white leather with mesh headrests - very 80's. I saw a pair upholstered with houndstooth inserts in another car and thought they looked pretty good, so I had our upholsterer do these to match. We had to make the headrests, and I wanted them to be short, which they are. They aren't quite as large as the photos suggest, but I think they're a bit too thick so I may have them re-shaped to give them more of a contour like yours. the car I want to put these in is a very original 73.5T. My car is silver on black, and has standard seats currently. I think these will look good in the car, so I'll probably give it a try soon.
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This pic should help. These seats are so very comfortable with great support.

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Not sure what kind of corbeaus you have, but mine look like the pics above (kind of) and maybe you could have them reupholstered with the hounds tooth??
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tobluforu, my corbeaus are a more modern design with the cutouts for a harness. Recovering just won't do it... The other pics look great, they helpd a lot. I'm heading to the seat maker tomorrow to see what I can work out.

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