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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I've seen a lot of 901's with houndstooth tweed interiors, I thought that was normal? BMW still offered check cloth seats through ages, even up to the M5, haha. I've seen a lot of weird BMW's come of that Individual program.
     
  2. RFX45

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    Check seats like the ones they have on the GTIs?
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    Yes, it was houndstooth. Anyway, another thought for an interior, though it would look completely wacko in a Ferrari.
     
  5. impolyt_one

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    yeah, I've seen a couple different variations and can't remember how to find them, but one was this style. I've seen E46 M3's with half cloth (not the sport nylon like M-tech non-M cars, and ZCPs) like this too.

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  6. impolyt_one

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    If I could spec a Ferrari from new (yeah, maybe in like 20 more years) - I'd get dark Daytona bars on a lighter base, two tone dash for sure. Not sure the color combo, this is kinda wild:

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    That's a bit too S&M for me. I'm boring and would get the classic beige leather with red exterior.
     
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    ^ ^ ^
    Looks like a Bentley interior. Then again both are owned by VW so...
     
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    I've seen some wild seats growing up. Before the economy went shit, my parents had a aviation upholstery company. They did a few cars in ostrich, alligator and other strange stuff. Airplanes Was mostly sheepskin and leather, I don't recall much exotic skin in airplanes mostly because of burn ratings.
     
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    Your thoughts of buying an 80's Bentley didn't make any sense to me before but this seems to explain the angle more...
     
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    I don't see what your getting at, but okay... I did look at the Bentley today and on the drive over there I kept telling myself,"I am half way to the downpayment on a condo and it's just a car." When my buddy got there the first thing he said was it look like a Lincoln Town Car, I am not exactly sure about that statement. But I walked around the car it was straight and all panels matched, numbers all correct. Few rock chips on the front, but expected. Then the guy grabbed the keys and dealer plate. Opened the door and had an instant blast of cigar smell (I smoke cigars but this is a turn off). The leather on the other hand was in really good shape. The veneer was starting to crack and carpets needed shampooing. The car drove smooth and whisper silent. All in all I am glad I looked at it and proud to walk away. The smell was not the deal break it was going through the maintenance records. It was very detailed, including detail/cleaning receipts. But the price on just the parts is to much and looking under the hood just look complicated. Besides you guys are right, I am not in the position to drive a Bentley.
     
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    This is M alcantara, super dope.
     
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    I like the Citroen interior, but I find the center bank of contrast fabric unnecessary - the seat inner portions could be just the two banks of ribs adjoining at a center seam. The door panels make it look a bit busy too. Looks like the seats were inspired by wristwatches.
     
  16. Find Finn

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    The design is called wristwatch pattern, so spot on.
     
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    Not meant as a slight, the appreciation of interior qualities, maybe? I don't know. Im curious to see what you end up getting. Saw some old fella driving a brand new a6 yesterday puffin a cigar, guess he wasn't planning on selling it, du looked so happy.

    finn Now that you say ds5 interior is called wristwatch I can't see anything else, ds5 looks good inside and out, not available in US tho:foo:, guess ill have to just save loot for the S6:satisfied:
     
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    If you are getting tan leather go for white stitching it looks much better than black especially with a little age.
     
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    I really like a nicely done interior. I spend a lot of time driving, so I want a comfortable and good-looking environment.
     
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    This is the way I am starting to feel. Having a nice interior since its where I spend my time in a car. I had the American straight line rockets with crappy interiors and the small British roadster with lack of interior. Now I want a GT with a beautiful interior. I always loved the craftsmanship that goes into something like a Bentely or a Rolls and hope to own one someday (Ferrari would also be nice). But it will be sometime before I need a car... But I mostly been looking at 450 SL(C), XJS, XK 8/R, and a few others. Really want another classic and something with project interior. My mother and I use to enjoy old project cars. We would spend time by overhauling the interior.
     

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