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couerdelion 22nd May 2017 22:26

Seat Options
Still trying to decide on seat options for the SWB 250. I dont want to stick with the original Z3 ones.

I was oringinally thinking of bucket seats...

But I think I'm moving away from the fixed back seats.

I've seen the MG/Rover 45 seats but I still think they look a bit too modern.

What other options is there on used seats?

MGB? Cheap enough for a knackered seat and then get a rebuild kit?
Classic Mini? Even cheaper but would they fit?

I like the blue custom ones in Casamolino's (Geoffs) car - from a place in the NW?

Any other options that people know fit?

DaveP 23rd May 2017 04:54

I don't know if they'll fit but I had considered those from a Ford SportKa Mk1. They are comfortable although little bolsters. And they are cheap for leather.


Jaguartvr 23rd May 2017 07:00

I'm planning on the MGB option, only problem is that MGB seats, well look like MGB seats! maybe because I had one for many years.
I have found someone on Ebay who does a set of "hump" leather seat covers for 275, they don't quite look as MGish as others.

And seat rebuild kit for 54 + Vat

Most sellers on Ebay are after 45 just for the "hump" seat foam.

I picked up a pair of seats for 35 for the pair.

I intend to fit them to the existing base and transfer the heated seat elements. I don't know if it's going to work as I'm still waiting to get the car back.

I did look at the Ford KA leather seats as option, cheap a s chips, you can get a good pair for less than 50. I'm not sure if the shape will work but at that money it could well be worth a punt.

MGF seats also look good, there was a blue car on the forum that had a cream pair fitted that looked very good but around 350 for a good pair. Alfa Spider seats also looked as if they could be an option.
I think the Rover seats just look too big.

I would be careful about fitting any kind of seat that does not have any back adjustments, they can prove to be very uncomfortable.

Lucky@LeMans 23rd May 2017 18:29

You need to think of the physical size of the seat too. Also with bucket type seats you need to be able to fit into them ! I've tried some of the "kit car" bucket seats and they are simply too narrow to drive more than a few miles. You need comfort and support! From the three you have selected, I would go with the Cobra Roadster type.

landmannnn 23rd May 2017 19:29

What about something like these, throwing away the headrests?

Jaguartvr 23rd May 2017 19:36

I think they are MGF seats

casamolino 24th May 2017 05:57

Good morning my seats were from Intatrim of Telford ,
i oredered mine and paid extra for the headrests although i do not fit the headrests unless its MOT time! Geoff .

Stevednorris 24th May 2017 13:40

These are expensive but nice:

Aus Simmo 24th May 2017 21:56

Oooooooh me like!

Not cheap at 1200, but plenty cheaper than DeHavilland at 1650. I can't find them on the Intatrim site though. Where am I going wrong?

Aus Simmo 25th May 2017 00:37

Oops my bad - just released and on Facebook but not website yet.

It looks like DeHavilland have commissioned them from Intatrim.

Jaguartvr 25th May 2017 06:59

Priced FROM so that will be the venial price and they don't recline either by the look of the design.
I think Jeff's are much better value.

Not to bad for us classier convertible owners but just imagine a plastic seat in the coupe with widows that hardly open an no aircon!!!!

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