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Original Style Turbo Sport Seats

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This site has long been hawking genuine turbo parts:

 

http://www.bmw2002turbo.nl/2002_TURBO_PARTS/2002_turbo_parts.html

 

I'm curious whether they actually have inventory.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

NOTE:  Oh, forget it -- that website was last updated in 2008!  So have you tried Michael Cahsel?

 

http://www.bmw02.de/Turbo.84.0.html?&tx_tscahsel_pi1

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Steve is correct as usual, but I would be very careful about buying anything from Cahsel. He does have some cool rare stuff, but be forewarned, he will screw you over in a second. I just recently bought a rather expensive item from him and when I received it, it was not as advertised - damaged and missing parts. When I complained he just basically told me to tough luck and then has not been answering my emails. He is a pain in the rear do deal with anyways unless you are in Germany, he only takes EFTs and makes you pay all the fees. But I guess if he has your seats you may have to risk it. Just be ready that they likely won't be in the condition he says they are.

I am definitely going to pay him a visit to have a little "talk" next time I am Germany

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+1 on what JohnP said.  Unfortunately, Michael Schimmer and Michael Cahsel both deal the same way in hiding things in photographs as well as other chicanery and will then give an attitude that it is the buyer's fault for not examining the pictures closely.  Now if Cahsel operated like Walloth & Nesch the 02 world would be a much more honest place.  Schimmer committed suicide some years ago, no doubt his devious ways caught up with him.

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On August 3, 2016 at 6:25 PM, Lengrep said:

So far, zero seats!

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If I were in your shoes -- had a turbo missing the original seats -- I'd REALLY want to find a pair of the original Rentrop seats.  So I understand.

 

But, if Rentrop's are not surfacing as soon as you need them to surface, I suppose the most-convincing alternatives aesthetically are: (a.) period Recaros (not '77-'83 e21 Recaro's, but '73-'75 Recaro's), which are coveted by owners of 911's of that era, and thus priced as high, or even higher than, Rentrop's; and (b.) custom-made reproductions of the Rentrop seats.  Alternative (a.) might not be so far-fetched as I'm confident a few original turbo owners swapped in more supportive Recaros for their Rentrops.  But you'll be spending big bucks.  And as to alternative (b.), what about gathering a bunch of good photos of original turbo front seats, sending them to GTS Classic, and asking if they could start with one of their existing models to simulate a pair of Rentrop seats?

 

Just trying to help...

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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I am certainly open to all suggestions. I am not "needing" the Turbo seats, as I can't afford a real Turbo car, but the '72 I am gathering parts for I most certainly want to put an appropriate, "correct" seat into... I have e21 Recaros.  EVERYONE does.  They are a good seat, but maybe not "correct".  The early Recaros are so damned hard to find as well... Scheel buckets, too...  Perhaps I can get a local upholstery shop a chance to cut up an e21 in an attempt to replicate a Turbo seat... I don't know...  Joel Koupe has been a wealth of info for seats, as well.

 

Maybe I'll start a "Show Us Your Seats" thread on the main discussion board.... that should bring out some ideas.

 

Many thanks for the ideas, Steve

 

Ed

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The last pair of Rentrop turbo seats that I saw advertised with a public "price" was at least 4 years ago -- probably more like 5 -- and, I believe, had a price -- probably a minimum bid -- of something like 3,500 Euros.  I believe it was on German eBay, but I could be mistaken.  I have no idea if they sold, but I'd bet a nice pair of Rentrop front seats are at at least that level today -- with prices for especially pre-'74 911 seats going stratospheric.

 

A pair of NOS (maybe? I had my doubts, although the minor damage and wear could have conceivably been from poor storage) '72-'73 Recaro Idealsitz S seats -- excellent, not mint condition -- sold on Pelican Parts for, I believe, more than $7K.  And these weren't a factory option on ANY car, Porsche or whatever (some allege they were a "German dealer option" on 911's).  All of which points to a "GTS Classic" option!

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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Very rare set of Scheel 500/501 seats, were original delivered for the BMW E9 and E10. Comes with sliders and consoles. Came out of a Touring, left one 501 (reclining), right with "klappconsole": This console wasn't delivered when i bought it, we've altered a Scheel console for 02. Where needed, the set got new foam. Left seat, the fabric was used to repair seat, so underneath we've used another fabric, not visible when installed. I've only seen 2 sets fr BMW, this one and in a E9 (ribcord is finer then standard Scheel). The're called "orthopedic seats" at Porsche, and have more comfort then the Recaro idealsitz. 2 minor issues on left seat, see pic, no holes but rib is off. N.B: These seats are for "73>  E10 and E9.

 

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