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seat upholstery - 0666 and others

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by zjpj, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    0666 currently has a tan corduroy interior. See my attached picture. I have almost never seen such fabric on other period Ferraris, road or competition. Would it have been original? If not, when was it fitted?

    More generally: how did most/all competition cars come from the factory? Blue cloth? Some leather?
     
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  3. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    I have my answer. Yes, it is correct.

    Thanks -
     
  4. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    ? So it did come like that?

    I was going to say that in one of the interior shots it appears as though it does have that kind of interior. Also, the car was restored, so i assume that it was not changed.
     
  5. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    looks comfy btw
     
  6. Bryanp

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    I have also poked my nose into this subject and have heard a couple of things over the years that I'd be interested to see your reactions to. Now this is for the sports racers of the 50s and early 60s.

    . . .that the seat covers for the race cars were made out of whatever cloth was around for making the mechanics' overalls - which would explain the seats that were blue or khaki duck cloth.

    . . . that customer racers were fitted w/ what the privateer client wanted - my dad's 500 Mondial was fitted w/ red vinyl - "plastico" on the ADS

    . . . that the seat covers were almost never leather (unless spec'd by a customer) - no need for leather in a factory work horse.
     
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