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Reiver - thanks!

Quattrorunner - what color is your car? First picture looks like it's Gulf blue. In the other pictures it looks more gray.

SD Swede - Can you tell me what tartan was in you old blue and black car? Have any more pics? I'm on the lookout for something to work in my Gulf blue car. I was thinking of going orange, like the Gulf blue Singer, but a nice blue and black combo like that could work well too.
I used that blue/black/white plaid in my gulf blue RS clone car. Unfortunately I don't know the name of it. But, Tony at Autobahn Interiors in San Diego had it in stock and sewed 'em up for me so he may be able to help you:
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Here are a couple more shots...it worked well with the gulf blue exterior...




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Enough Tartan here for another Jacobite rebellion... you guys have done some great matching....when my Pasha wears out I know what I'll be doing.
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I'm loving this Thread....keep 'em coming.

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My tartan

Hello
I just took delivery of these Recaro Idealsitz S upholstered in gray/Black Thomson tartan for my '73 white RSR.
I sourced the fabric from WEST Trading BV because I wanted an automotive tartan. If you source 100% wool tartan built for kilts, it would look and feel beautiful, but the sun and heat will eat out the color really fast in a car. Only automotive fabrics have the necessary UV protection to make fading a slow process and last as long as it can.
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Just had my mid-year sports seats refinished at Autobahn Interiors in San Diego for my 76 project.

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I did mine last year. Just found another set of decent door panels in the classifieds, a plaid I liked and did them myself. I left the bottom section of the rear panels in the stock vinyl. I flipping love it.





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Hmmm... This has me thinking sbout dark brown tartan for my chocolate brown interior...
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I just took delivery of these Recaro Idealsitz S upholstered in gray/Black Thomson tartan for my '73 white RSR.
I sourced the fabric from WEST Trading BV because I wanted an automotive tartan. If you source 100% wool tartan built for kilts, it would look and feel beautiful, but the sun and heat will eat out the color really fast in a car. Only automotive fabrics have the necessary UV protection to make fading a slow process and last as long as it can.
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As noted above, you are not limited to factory offerings. I did mine in Maclean clan (my wife's family) hunting tartan, because it was a great match to the factory Irish Green.

What roll bar is this?
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I love all the seats...

but I have to say, I'm not a fan of the door panels.
Just call is sensory overload.
A little bit of tartan goes a long way in my book.

Here are the seats that Stefan (GTS Classics) just finished for me for the 914.

They are done in Robertson Hunting Modern tartan.
Again with the raw (or bare) fiberglass backs.

Got to love all those different clans over there.



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[QUOTE=skinnerd;8922447]I love all the seats...

but I have to say, I'm not a fan of the door panels.
Just call is sensory overload.
A little bit of tartan goes a long way in my book.

Here are the seats that Stefan (GTS Classics) just finished for me for the 914.

They are done in Robertson Hunting Modern tartan.
Again with the raw (or bare) fiberglass backs.

Got to love all those different clans over there.



I agree, love the seat look but with door panels in the Tartan it's too busy...I did my cloth Recaro inserts in B/W Pascha but everything else black with gray perlon. Just enough.
BTW, do those solid backs have a tilt fwd feature when installed?
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I agree that too much Tartan can look over the top, specially if done in a color too bright and contrasting. Sometimes it works for me if the Tartan is very subtle or very close in hue to the rest of the interior, otherwise I like to keep the doors clear of the stuff.
Here is another project of mine with OEM Porsche wool in Recaro Sportsitz S

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I think Tartan is a you love it or you hate it thing... Upholstery work is excellent, but I'm in the latter camp.
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Here are my early sport seats in cork leather and Scott Green Ancient tartan from Scottish Weavers mounted in my 77 Sahara Beige turbo-look.


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I think Tartan is a you love it or you hate it thing... Upholstery work is excellent, but I'm in the latter camp.
Very true, but it is also an acquired taste. Some years back I did not like it at all, later after I saw several of the Porsche Museum cars I began to appreciate it. One day I took a plunge and I discovered how much more I liked tartan or any fabric (specially wool) to leather or vinyl. My biggest surprise was how extraordinary it is at keeping the body fresh at high temperatures and warm at freezing ones. This is especially fantastic in cars that have no A/C. I no longer have a sweaty back after a long ride in plus 90 degree days, and that makes the car so much usable any day of the year. Also last winter in November 2014 during the first really cold day of the season I woke up early and decided to get into my car, I sat down and even in a cold cold morning the seats felt warm and cozy to the point that I decided to get rid of the heating in the car and go with the box-less headers instead. I would have never done that in a leather or vinyl clad interior. No wonder that to this day more than 80% of the cars sold in europe come with a fabric interior instead of leather, it is really not a cost issue they simply do not have the "fabric is cheap" stigma we do and know how much comfortable a car is without leather.
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Here are my early sport seats in cork leather and Scott Green Ancient tartan from Scottish Weavers mounted in my 77 Sahara Beige turbo-look.


This has got to be the coolest car I have ever seen.
Congratulations it is beautiful!!!
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This has got to be the coolest car I have ever seen.
Congratulations it is beautiful!!!
This car has really captured my heart over the last year or so that I have done things with it. It has a 78 3.0 CIS engine now with SSIs, a factory early Turbo tail, H1s, and Weidman modified 8+9.5x16 polished wheels. Getting into it is like stepping back into the 70s. It's really a car Porsche should have offered in 76-77 since they offered both a 3.0 Turbo and Carrera 3.0. It took the factory until 84 to figure out folks wanted a Turbo bodied 911 with a NA engine.







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My, oh my... what a gorgeous car! No wonder it has captured your heart!

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What roll bar is this?
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