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Thread: 71 911S. How many Sport Seats were completely perforated?

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    71 911S. How many Sport Seats were completely perforated?

    Just curious as to what percentage of sport seats were completely
    perforated compared to the sides being non-perforated. Anybody know?
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    I can only tell you that your perforation is the wrong one - but you probably already know that.

    regards uwe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickm View Post
    Just curious as to what percentage of sport seats were completely
    perforated compared to the sides being non-perforated. Anybody know?
    IMO, if in vinyl, all ‘70/ ‘71 perf bolsters with basket weave centers or cord. If in leather, smooth bolsters and perf centers.
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    Michael, you forgot Pepita ;-)

    With the 71 model, the sports seats were available in the S at no extra charge. recaro advertised it. the perforation is clearly visible. please note: recaro badge - in advertising!

    Hope I could help a bit.

    regards uwe

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    And worth at least twice present $10 - $15K market pricing because of the health benefits. . .
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    yes, otto the advertising text sounds ridiculous these days - maybe even embarrassing. those were different times ;-) the background is: recaro had created the sports seat in 1966. this sold only sluggishly in the first few years. it was probably assumed that only a small group of very ambitious sports drivers chose the option as interesting. that's why they wanted to make the seat interesting for a broad group of buyers and from 1969 the seat was called "ideal seat" - i.e. away from sport and towards ideal. ideal for everyone and all the advantages that the advertising department could think of were advertised. one should realize that the seat offered an advantage to practically everyone. advertising texts from scheel looked similar at the time, even if they aimed more at the spine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by recarno View Post
    I can only tell you that your perforation is the wrong one - but you probably already know that.

    regards uwe
    Just a pair of seats I grabbed a photo of, off the internet for reference. Mine are smooth with perforated centers. ;o)

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    Nick, I can only comment on what you depict - of course I don't know whether the pictures/seats are in your possession. By the way, in this case the middle section is not called perforated but "korbflecht" in English I think "basketweave". later there were also perforated middle panels, but that's something else again... hope i could be of some help. regards uwe

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70SATMan View Post
    IMO, if in vinyl, all ‘70/ ‘71 perf bolsters with basket weave centers or cord. If in leather, smooth bolsters and perf centers.
    agree, 70/71 vinyl all had perforated bolsters, leather never and were always with smooth bolsters.
    Inserts made no difference, being leather or vinyl or cloth/cord.
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