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Recaro Wingback Seats
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:27:41 pm »
I have, fitted to my car, a set of Recaro wingback seats which will soon be up for sale as the car is being returned to standard before I sell it. The question I have is how much would it cost me roughly to have the front seats refurbished before I sell them?

I do have a brand new replacement leather top section for the drivers seat which just needs fitting and would want to use the existing top section as a "leather donor" to freshen up the base bolsters on the outside edges of the two seats.

Anyone have any ideas as to how much I should be looking to pay? :happy2:


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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 09:16:01 pm »
Hello mate.

What condition are the wingback seats in? Any pics?

You could try and get a set of standard seats in a part-ex deal, i'm sure someone would be interested in that.

Hell, I might even be interested!

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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 09:28:57 pm »
Seats are in good condition with a bit of wear to the drivers backrest bolster. I would be looking for seats in exchange if possible or I would change the seats then put these up for sale if I decided to refresh them. I'll try to get some pics up tomorrow which would probably help with a refresh valuation. :happy2:


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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 09:42:30 pm »
There's a set on eBay for £2,500. They were on for £2,750 for 2 weeks and were dropped.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-GTI-TARTAN-RECARO-WING-BACK-BUCKET-SEATS/202547380672?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

In my honest opinion it's crazy money for a set of seats.

You never know, you might be able to get that for them as a straight sale.

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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 08:07:26 pm »
£2,500 is expensive and not achievable for those particular seats.

Here's some pics showing the condition of the seats:-








And here's the new seatback cover:-


Not sure whether or not to refresh using new seatback cover or refresh using new leather and sell the cover.

Any thoughts?


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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 08:45:50 pm »
Ah, yours are leather... Sorry, I assumed Tartan.  :grin:

I've personally toyed with the idea of buying a set and having them re-trimmed to match my tartan interior (if even possible).

I think it's somewhat of a design flaw of the seats bolster that they wear so easily.

Not sure what you shoudl do mate.  :drinking:



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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 09:29:46 pm »
I have the standard seats in my GTI with Leather (heated).

The side bolster (airbag side) and the seat base bolster is knackered as most are and the foam isn't "as new" as I can feel the seat base (must have been a right FB as the car has only done 39,000 miles).

Anyway - as I am getting the car back to factory fresh condition as much as possible I have my drivers side in to get all new leather on the bolster sides with new foam where needed. That is going to cost me approx £200-£250+VAT to do. So if you were to have all new leather on both I think a budget of £400+VAT per seat wouldn't be far off.

However, if it were me I would retrim them with tartan centres and leather sides or just sell them as is. Are they heated?

If I wasn't trying to keep my car stock I would be tempted by these - feel free to drop me a DM.

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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 09:34:57 pm »
Cheers for the info on potential costs.

Seats are heated and will be staying full leather as a full retrim with tartan inserts wouldn't make sense as I am selling them and the car. :happy2:


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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2019, 02:04:22 pm »
Where are you located?

Did you have a figure in mind as is?


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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2019, 03:42:19 pm »
I'm located in South Somerset. I haven't really thought about a price yet as I am mulling over my options. I would have thought around £1500 plus standard leather seats would be a reasonable price. I'll do a bit of research though on what they sell for before putting them up for sale. :smiley:


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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2019, 08:16:49 pm »
Ah, yours are leather... Sorry, I assumed Tartan.  :grin:

I've personally toyed with the idea of buying a set and having them re-trimmed to match my tartan interior (if even possible).


@absolute Some ed30 trimmed ones on eBay right now. :wink:


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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2019, 08:21:04 pm »
Ah, yours are leather... Sorry, I assumed Tartan.  :grin:

I've personally toyed with the idea of buying a set and having them re-trimmed to match my tartan interior (if even possible).


@absolute Some ed30 trimmed ones on eBay right now. :wink:
Saw those! 2k man...

Not sure I like the stitching. Isn't quite OEM.

Would look so much better with an embossed GTI.

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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2019, 08:23:58 pm »
Ah, yours are leather... Sorry, I assumed Tartan.  :grin:

I've personally toyed with the idea of buying a set and having them re-trimmed to match my tartan interior (if even possible).



@absolute Some ed30 trimmed ones on eBay right now. :wink:
Saw those! 2k man...

Not sure I like the stitching. Isn't quite OEM.

Would look so much better with an embossed GTI.

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Totally agree, they're a bit OTT. :laugh:


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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2019, 08:28:28 pm »
Ah, yours are leather... Sorry, I assumed Tartan.  :grin:

I've personally toyed with the idea of buying a set and having them re-trimmed to match my tartan interior (if even possible).



@absolute Some ed30 trimmed ones on eBay right now. :wink:
Saw those! 2k man...

Not sure I like the stitching. Isn't quite OEM.

Would look so much better with an embossed GTI.

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Totally agree, they're a bit OTT.
Defo. Very showy!

Might look into rs4 seats and what 'works' in the golf.

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Re: Recaro Wingback Seats
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2019, 04:34:21 pm »
I like the wing backed seats but I have to say I really like the look of the standard seats, find they hold well and are really comfortable.