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Old 08-18-2005, 09:23 PM
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The interior of my 1984 928s Auto is Burgundy, but trashed. The Exterior is Silver.

A Rennlister sent me a black set of rear seats (THANKS!!!!!), that look GREAT. The original seats were trashed (mold, cracked, etc, due to a water leak).

Now, as I am starting to look for bits and pieces (Still working on the Starting problem, but I have a new fuse/relay panel coming--so I am waiting on that to get installed before I continue with the rest).

I am wondering if it would be easier to:

Leave the Burgundy carpets, headliner, door panels, etc. etc. Get new Burgundy Floor Mats. Replace the Burgundy areas of the torn carpet with new Burgundy (the original cargo area carpet appears to be gone anyway, and has been replaced with a Black Polypropylene carpet cut to fit).

Re-Cover (or, possibly Leatherique) the front seats Black, Rear Seats are black already (as mentioned above).

Black Dash Pod (there is a cheap black cover on it now, but I have seen better fitted ones already that I will probably eventually go for).

Black Steering Wheel (possibly a Mahogony & Black leather wheel--the Mahogony looks like a Burgundy anyway).

Now, in the factory car, a bunch of the stuff is already black (shifter, console, etc. etc.), so I figured it would mix OK (not like I'm putting Florescent Fuschia into it).

Just looking for opinions. This will never be a show car, but it would be nice to get a reasonable looking interior, so I don't want to pay to transplant a pristine interior of any color. That will have to wait for the next 928.

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Old 08-18-2005, 09:42 PM
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I think a black and burgundy interior would look great! So good, infact, that I'm planning to do it to my '84 at some point. I'm planning to use the colors a little differently than you, but I think both ways will look good. It's a nice combo.
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Old 08-18-2005, 09:43 PM
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Hello AFARR: I usualy tell people to keep the number of colors and materials at or under three. With burgundy and black, you'd even have one more color left...

Having said that, think about the following:

1. Are you going to keep the car or resell it at one point? An all black interior would probably be easiest to resell; a nice all bugundy one would probably be easier than an unusual two-tone.

2. It's easier to find black interior pieces than any other color - except maybe brown on the earlier cars. But they can always be dyed to match the burgundy. You could dye your rear seats that way...

3. If your car gets a lot of sun exposure, burgundy is the wrost color you can have - because reds in general and burgundy in particular seem to have a problem reflecting UV rays and tend to fade much more than other colors.

5. Think about which pieces in your interior you don't want to change - maybe because they are in great condition, or because they are too complicated to change. Then see what do the shapes of these pieces flow into. For example, the dash flows into the console and into the door panel's arm rests. Everything that flows together should be in the same color.

6. See, if you can find a picture of Normy's interior - he has a tan interior with black seats. This might help you decide, whether you like the look or not.

Hope this helps!
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Old 08-18-2005, 10:09 PM
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this car was at SITM and I wish I had gotten more pics...
the color combo is sweet IMO
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:27 AM
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Sounds like a nice idea. Here's mine.

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Old 08-19-2005, 01:12 PM
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I saw that black and burgandy interior at Sharks in the Mountains too, and I liked it alot! I generally prefer the monotone look but that was attractive.

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Old 08-19-2005, 03:39 PM
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I have black w/burgundy which I think is distictive. I've never liked the tan that Porsche uses with black. yesterday I saw a jag w/a lighter shade tan sort of approaching the linen and I liked it. Don't know if you can do that but that is my opinion.
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Old 08-19-2005, 03:46 PM
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I think to pull off the two tone look all the carpet really needs to match the seats but I do like when the piping on the seats is an accent color. It is all personal taste in the end but I think the interior pieces need to look like they fit in and were not just some seats taken out of another car. Besides new carpet in a car is much like putting new carpet in a house the improvement can be dramatic !
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim bailey - 928 International
I think to pull off the two tone look all the carpet really needs to match the seats but I do like when the piping on the seats is an accent color.
kinda like this?
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Old 08-20-2005, 03:52 PM
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I like my black. Not so busy!
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Jessa View Post
I think a black and burgundy interior would look great! So good, infact, that I'm planning to do it to my '84 at some point. I'm planning to use the colors a little differently than you, but I think both ways will look good. It's a nice combo.
I have a black '84 ROW German car with a bjrgandy interior and 5 spd dog leg trans









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Old 09-09-2018, 05:20 AM
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Not to be over-generalizing, but I have not seen many (if any) multiple color combinations that truthfully donĺt look really sharp on these cars. I just redid mine - mostly chocolate brown bits with mocha carpet (used to be linen), and sometimes I wonder what it would look like with other colors blended in.



The 928 is such a unique car from a design perspective and the color combinations are imo an extension of a design that was way ahead of its time anyway (and again, IMO is a very timeless design - in my case even 35 years later).

i say go for it!
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Originally Posted by Paul Zollo View Post
How rare is this color combination? I have a black '84 ROW German car with a bjrgandy interior and 5 spd dog leg trans
To my eye it looks like many things have been changed on that interior, so that much is probably not original now. So, to answer your question, pretty rare I am guessing.
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Originally Posted by SteveG View Post
I have black w/burgundy which I think is distictive. I've never liked the tan that Porsche uses with black. yesterday I saw a jag w/a lighter shade tan sort of approaching the linen and I liked it. Don't know if you can do that but that is my opinion.
HAAA! HAD a black w/ burgundy 85!

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To my eye it looks like many things have been changed on that interior, so that much is probably not original now. So, to answer your question, pretty rare I am guessing.
I agree. Lots of changes/replacements. Much fading. Here's my black exterior w/ burgundy int 5 speed. It's actually darker than this picture shows.



The original post (some 13 years ago) I believe, was about mixing burgundy and black for the interior colors. I think it would look good if done right. I wonder if he ever did?
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