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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2017, 10:39:32 AM »
When I was looking for my GTI I didn't see any later cars with buckets, just my luck I suppose I should of been more patient  :signLOL:

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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2017, 10:44:21 AM »
I have seen mint cloth gti wingbacks fetch over 2k

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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2017, 12:35:09 AM »
There has been 2 sets for sale recently on mk5 golf parts for sale on fb. Both were circa 2k and looked to be in anthracite the same standard colour gti leather.

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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2017, 10:44:23 AM »
I don't really get excited for the leather ones but the cloth/tartan versions are muy bueno :notworthy:

Personally I can't justify 2k on some seats when the whole car is worth maybe 4 lol

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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2017, 11:13:11 AM »
£2K for a pair of s/hand seats someone's farted into a million times is ludicrous!

Still, to put things into perspective, I recently asked VW to price up an ED30 drivers seat (3 door).   They don't sell complete seats for some stupid reason.  Only bits of it.  £2500 in bits + an upholsterer to build it up.   Madness.

I didn't even know tartan wingbacks existed, so some quick googling reveals this.  I think I prefer the look of the standard seat tbh!


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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2017, 01:50:00 PM »
Apprantly there custom , wing backs are leather or cloth. :happy2:

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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2017, 02:24:23 PM »
Ah OK!  They did a good job of it!
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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2017, 05:38:27 PM »
I just got vw to price the Recaro's for a Clubsport and that came to £5086 per seat. As you say Part's only, dealer did offer to build and fit for free.  :jumping:

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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2017, 05:45:43 PM »
Blimey if they are worth £2k they are over half the value of my motor!!

 :drinking:

What peeps advertise things at isnt always what they sell for though are they!

My passenger one has only been sat in a handful of times!





Minimal wear on the drivers side too considering the 177k mileage



But they do make it a lovely place to sit - and are so comfy


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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2017, 08:34:19 PM »
They look great in leather  :happy2:

£5K for a seat  :grin:  It's almost like they don't want to sell us stuff!  You can buy a pair of ready built and bloody nice aftermarket Recaros for less than that!
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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2017, 10:47:15 PM »
£2K for a pair of s/hand seats someone's farted into a million times is ludicrous!

Still, to put things into perspective, I recently asked VW to price up an ED30 drivers seat (3 door).   They don't sell complete seats for some stupid reason.  Only bits of it.  £2500 in bits + an upholsterer to build it up.   Madness.

I didn't even know tartan wingbacks existed, so some quick googling reveals this.  I think I prefer the look of the standard seat tbh!



I agree - the price of wingback seats are stupid money. After having my old mkiv broken into and an R32 interior stolen - would I ever spend that money on 'special' seats again, no way until I have a decent garage!

The picture you have posted there is Mateyguv's custom set of tartan/leather trimmed wingback seats in a style to mirror if they were an OEM option on the ED30. He sourced a set of cloth R32 wingbacks (rare in themselves, I think), then had to source enough tartan to trim the middles, which was no mean feat I understand. The sides were custom leather nappa leather - am amazed this car hasn't popped up on here again. Will do someday, I'm sure...

I agree, the cost of individual OEM replacement parts for the ED30 seats must be eye-wateringly enough. Just ask for the cost of the seat covers - you don't need a whole seat, and make sure you're sitting down anyway!  Or maybe a trimmer could sort it?


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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2017, 12:46:56 AM »
£2K for a pair of s/hand seats someone's farted into a million times is ludicrous!

Still, to put things into perspective, I recently asked VW to price up an ED30 drivers seat (3 door).   They don't sell complete seats for some stupid reason.  Only bits of it.  £2500 in bits + an upholsterer to build it up.   Madness.

I didn't even know tartan wingbacks existed, so some quick googling reveals this.  I think I prefer the look of the standard seat tbh!


im sure mateyguv had he's like this  :thinking:

As mentioned only two options in leather or full cloth  :happy2:

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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2017, 10:01:06 AM »
As per Dave's post above,

I'd be very worried about getting my 4k car lifted, just for the 2k seats. It's quite a problem with some Audi apparently?

...but then, these wing backs don't do it for me.

Assume your insurers know? Or you can prove that they were a factory fitted option? I could otherwise see this getting messy?

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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2017, 04:26:33 AM »
Blimey if they are worth £2k they are over half the value of my motor!!

 :drinking:

What peeps advertise things at isnt always what they sell for though are they!

My passenger one has only been sat in a handful of times!





Minimal wear on the drivers side too considering the 177k mileage



But they do make it a lovely place to sit - and are so comfy




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Re: How rare are the GTI wing back seats.
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2018, 09:56:04 AM »
Anyone considering selling a leather set.... must be mint