Leather interior

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zedmeister
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Hi I have just purchased a w463 300ges. I have a cloth interior and wanted to know what are my options for upgrading it to leather. Will an email class interior fit? Are there new factory type covers available? Do I need to get it retrimmed or will only a second hand interior do? Will a lwb interior fit a swb? Etc, etc! I'm sure this has been covered so if you can point me to a thread I'd appreciate it!
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That should be e class, not email class! (autocorrect)
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If the cloth interior is in good condition and original, you may be devaluing your vehicle by replacing it.

But if you really want to, then parts from a LWB could be made to fit, but generally, they have a different split arrangement to the rear seats.

front seat s from and SLK have sometimes been used, but bear in mind that the front seats on a G are relatively narrow and on an SWB, they need to be light enough to tilt forwards for rear access.

The best option may be to get it re-trimmed, but that will be around £2k for a good job, with good quality leather, piping on the seat edges, and some quilting in the door panels.

 

 

 

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Thanks for that. The seats are generally good but the drivers one has a tear. The car is unmodified apart from lpg and some mirror covers which could easily be removed. Are they generally worth more completely original? The lacquer has started to peel on the paint but it's completely rust free and mechanically great but I was thinking of changing the almandine red as it needs some paint.
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e class w124 seats are too wide but those from the w201/2 the 190 series and the 1st C Class cars do fit

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"tastefully"

Each to his own I guess.

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that's stomach churning fortunately it hasn't carried over to the exterior

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EEK!

 

It looks like it's been re-trimmed in hundreds of tatty old leather jackets.

Must have cost a fortune though.

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They are the before photos ! Surely ? 

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Somehow I can't get it out of my mind that this must have been done for Dr Hannibal Lecter to drive in Silence of the Lambs.

But then the director said - "nah, it's too much. No-one would believe that anyone could drive such a thing"

 

Oh God - I hope it doesn't belong to anyone on here. This'll be another site I get thrown off.

 

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55palfers wrote:

EEK!

 

It looks like it's been re-trimmed in hundreds of tatty old leather jackets.

Must have cost a fortune though.

Ditto!

I just want a factory leather look interior - need to do something about the seats as the drivers is ripped. While we are on the topic of interiors, the rear sliding window does not lock on one side. Is there a spring that needs to be replaced to fix the latch?

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Is this for real?????

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