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Discussion in 'Clio General Chat' started by ///M, May 14, 2018.
I'll have to do a thread on some of the restorations and cars I've worked on.
Looking forward to that!
On the Recaro front,
Were these a factory option? I have the rear seats and matching std fronts in my cup which were factory fitted.
@Johnny 99 ^^^
Have seen some like these before. Still like my Recaros more though.
Forgot, you had yours trimmed didn't you? Thought they might have been what Mark was talking about.
Ignore me mate!
Mine were on the car when I bought it Mes. A variation on an official Renault accessory. Supplied and fitted at the original supplying dealer by Trim technik in the Wirral who were Renault UK's official aftermarket suppliers. Most are 2-tone but when the 1st owner of my car ordered it he said he wanted only one colour so they did that for him.
I bought the car from the original supplying dealer in Hemel Hempstead who also maintained the car & they told me the story. Car came with all servicing paperwork and original bill of sale too.
Trim Technik also re-covered some Recaros bought second hand by a friend of mine to match his original grey & yellow standard seats which was also an option fitted by them at dealerships. They even re-fitted the trim on my driver's seat back free of charge when it started to come adrift. Good customer service.
@Mark_L I don't think the factory fitted leather options came from the "factory", instead it was retrimmed by an official partner here in the UK, so official leather like yours is pretty rare, and rarer still on recaros.
I haven't seen many with them. There was a black 18k mile 197 for sale when I was looking which had them and I know @Big Ben has them which he bought and fitted himself.
I know There was 2 options for leather.
Std leather was an £850 option the same as recaro's and the leather I have with the silver stitching was an £1175 option. No mention of a leather recaro option unless this was for the 200's?
At some point if I ever get round to it, I'll get a pair of recaro's and get them trimmed to match.
I was going to swap it for std recaro's and back seat etc but looked at the condition of most std recaro's and mine are in far better condition.
Found this, Love the red, thought it would look great with nimbus.
Then found the actual car.
John, I have a shite memory mate but I’m not recalling knowing all that. That’s a really cool story. Was really impressed when I saw your seats when we met. Ben’s look great too.
These are the Trimtechnik ones I have, but mine are grey. Usually the side bolsters on the back & base are black on the red seats & white on the grey seats, but mine s are just grey & these seem to be plain red. I have seen pics of this car before.
They were listed in a Renault accessory catalogue for fitment at the dealership by Trim Technik, not in the brochure about the car.
Pic of mine.
Maybe one day! I'll get a pair done.
Yours look amazing.
I think mine look more grey than black.
Thanks, and mine is a 200 so maybe they weren't available for 197s from new though I am sure they could be retro fitted as an accessory as the seats are the same I think apart from 197 having seat belts for 3 in the back & 200s only for 2 rear passengers.
That's part of the reason I went for a 197, I have 4 kids, one's seventeen now so will hopefully driving soon. But have always needed the 3 rear belts. I found out they can be fitted into the 200 though. All the points are still there. Bit of pointless info for you.
Found these pics of my friend's seats, also from Trim Technik. Look great with his black Clio.
I've never been a big fan of the whole two tone colour combo on the seats, nor the diamond cross stitching but OMG those red seats against nimbus is just lush!
Just to throw a curve ball in - nowhere near London albeit - but they may have been retrimmed
I bought them out of a 197, and the seller wasn’t sure if they were spec’d or retrimmed
Never realised you had those seats. What a car you have mate!
And thanks for the offer but it's all sorted know. Decisions made and giving the go ahead soon!
GORGEOUS seats though, my god.