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My GTV has the original cloth seats that are saggy, faded and squeaky. I would like to restore them with CA vinyl covers but I'm in two minds because:

1. I've heard mixed feelings on the ease of replacing the covers
2. The standard seats don't offer much lateral support for track days
3. Vinyl would be sticky and uncomfortable on hot days, which is when I drive mostly.

Pros:
1. Originality
2. I can fit heater elements to them whilst replacing the covers

Anyone else recommend some nice period looking front seats?

BF Torino Nurburgring: http://shop.bf-torino.com/bf-autosi...burgring-b10r-leatherette-corduroy-black.html - Pretty pricey
Cobearu Alpine: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/113525913345?chn=ps
 

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I have some cloth, black seats from a 916 (GTV). They have the Alfa logo embossed, and will be surplus to requirements in a few weeks. I'm not far from you either if you want to have a look. I find them more comfortable and supportive than the leather version in my 916 GTV. Ping me if interested.
 

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I tried some Aftermarket seats years ago and failed:


https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/the-classic-alfa-romeos/369786-aftermarket-seats-in-s2-spider-a-cautionary-tale.html

In a Coupe there is obviously more freedom but please do check the stack height of the new parts and be really sure if you are ready to loose the recline function. In hindsight, Im glad I kept reclining seats for access into the rear.

Meanwhile, for my occasional track adventure, I just do the harness up tighter and survive without side bolstering....
 

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Ridgard RS4 fit well in a Coupe, can be specified with leather or vinyl. Not sure about heating elements though, that might be a bit much for the wiring loom too.

Classic Car Seat Repairs Essex

One thing to be careful of is the width on the right side, the cars are narrower by an 50mm on the right hand side, which means a wide seat may not fit, especially if you have a roll cage.
 
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