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Old 10-20-2017, 01:22 PM
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I hope you're able to find more Matador. It'd be a shame to not be able to bring the seats back to original. Plain red wouldn't look right!
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim C View Post
I hope you're able to find more Matador. It'd be a shame to not be able to bring the seats back to original. Plain red wouldn't look right!
Agreed, he said in order to get that marbled effect they would have to do a custom dye lot so I think it can be done. It will happen, I just have a lot to do before I get to the seats but they ARE the showcase of the car.
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:29 PM
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That's good news!
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:05 PM
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Jeff I am glad that you are restoring Matador. All 968s deserve to be restored regardless of condition or history just the same as one would restore a 356, 550 Spyder, 959, 964 flachbau. The 968 is a very special breed. Time will tell... I was happy to see a post a few weeks ago of a red 968 cabriolet shell off to restoration. I believe in the 968 as much as you do and the many dedicated 968 owners in this forum.
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by pete968/928 View Post
Jeff I am glad that you are restoring Matador. All 968s deserve to be restored regardless of condition or history just the same as one would restore a 356, 550 Spyder, 959, 964 flachbau. The 968 is a very special breed. Time will tell... I was happy to see a post a few weeks ago of a red 968 cabriolet shell off to restoration. I believe in the 968 as much as you do and the many dedicated 968 owners in this forum.
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:16 AM
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As I shop for my next car red interior is a major filter. Love it. you will notice but will a different brand get close? Hoe about Sue from Gas Monkey? She seems to be able to do anything?
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:09 AM
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Of the leather pieces, I will keep the original lower dash, and door panels, console, and e-brake handle. the leather is nice on these pieces. the front seats need to be redone. the rears aren't bad but i will probably do them so they'll match the front along with the console door.

It is a very cool interior. i don't really like red but the combination of the all that black and that the red is an apple skin red make for a striking result.
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:39 PM
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my leather guy "Juan" might be able to match up the marbelized, age leather.

the marbelized effect is so far past beyond badass.... just screams V8!!

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just mention Allan with the blue 968 that was there last month.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jeff968 View Post
Of the leather pieces, I will keep the original lower dash, and door panels, console, and e-brake handle. the leather is nice on these pieces. the front seats need to be redone. the rears aren't bad but i will probably do them so they'll match the front along with the console door.

It is a very cool interior. i don't really like red but the combination of the all that black and that the red is an apple skin red make for a striking result.
Its difficult to tell if this is matador red but whatever it is looks great. Image quality not so much:



Here is the link to this German car: https://www.autoscout24.de/angebote/...4c3?cldtidx=10
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Old 10-22-2017, 04:06 PM
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That looks like a custom job. You can see more red in the true matador red interior.
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:54 PM
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You are right about that. It is such a rich color next to the black! I like it against the white also. Striking.
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:42 PM
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Maybe you have found a solution. If not, a suggestion: have you tried asking the 964 forum?

Presumably this was available on the 964 and there would be a few out there with it.

928 too, unlikely but worth trying.

You could also try Porsche Classic. They do a lot of interior restoration upholstery.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:58 PM
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that color is like a beautiful woman you never get tired of looking at.
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:56 PM
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Jut stumbled onto this thread. I have a 964 with matador red interior. Haven't looked for replacement leather yet, but I'm curious as to what you find out!
Here is a picture from when I purchased it
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by xgrudgex View Post
Jut stumbled onto this thread. I have a 964 with matador red interior. Haven't looked for replacement leather yet, but I'm curious as to what you find out!
Here is a picture from when I purchased it
Nice, what year is your 911? 92? And what is your interior code?
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