OK, here's the latest plan. Please read (and re-read) very carefully, as this has got quite complex in order to try and satisfy everyone!
DO NOT SEND ORDERS OR MONEY YET! This is just a heads-up on the process!
1. Mat shape
Courtesy of ChrisTypeR, we are trying to get a set of original mats to Autostyle for them to use as a template - so these mats should be as close to OEM as it's possible to get. If you're not sure what OEM mats look like, see the pic posted by Mitch166 earlier in this thread.
2. Mat colours & bindings
Autostyle have a wide range of mat and binding colours - to see them go to this page
on their site, click the "GTV & SPIDER 1996-2005" radio button and then the "GO" button at the top of the page. Ignore the mat shape shown (as per item 1 above). Click on the mat colours and binding colours to see them.
The onscreen colours will not be identical to what you get - if the exact colour is important to you, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org
and ask for a sample. Tell them it's part of the Alfa Owner bulk order.
be able to do Tan in addition to the colours listed - Peter at Autostyle is checking on this on Friday. Again, you are advised to ask for a sample once we've confirmed that this may be possible.
3. Heel plates
You will be able to specify heel plates (carpet or metal as per their site). Options are "none", "drivers side only" and "both sides". Heel plate position will be as per the original mats they use for templating. There is an extra charge for heel plates (see Cost below).
The mats will be available with either the "Gtv" or "Spider" logo (exactly as on the back of the car) in the same position as on the orginal mats. You will be able to specify the stitching colour for the logo from those shown on this page
Some cars have fixing posts (drivers side only) just in front of the seat. Others (like mine) have no fixing posts. If you specify no fixing posts, the mats will come with a grippy base which (from other posts on here about Autostyle) seems pretty good at keeping it in place.
6. Full set (4) or front only (2)
You can order a full set of 4 or just 2 fronts. No singles or threes I'm afraid. A front set only will be slightly cheaper (see Costs below).
Base cost is £60 per set.
Add £5 for *each* carpet heel plate or £10 for *each* metal heel plate
Subtract £10 if it's a front set only
Subtract 10% from your running total - this is our bulk discount!
Add £7 P&P unless you can pickup in person from Autostyle in Milton Keynes (they are normally open 8.30 to 5.30 Mon to Fri, but can sometimes arrange to be open outside those times by prior arrangement).
8. Ordering Logistics
When we come to order, I'll post an requirements form here. PM that to me - I'll then check the details and build it into a single order list and send it off to Autostyle.
You then phone them to make payment on your own credit card, and arrange a collection time if you're collecting in person.