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Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:10 am
by FC Zach
Found these on ebay
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Made-Toyota-Celica-89-93-ST185-Real-Leather-Seat-Covers-Front-Only/273024351238?hash=item3f9184fc06:g:JBwAAOSwpw1aWrUi&vxp=mtr

I'm in need of new covers for mine and for the price, compared to local upholsters. . these seem too good to be true. Has anyone tried these and if so what was your opinion?

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:40 pm
by FC Zach
I was gonna try to hold off till I got a good report on these but there are/were only three available so in good faith I went ahead and placed an order, crossing fingers.

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:26 pm
by Magroo
I saw those yesterday and put them on my watchlist. My only concern is "real leather" may be bonded leather. There are varying degrees of quality in that regard.

I put cloth seat covers on a year ago since I dont like leather a whole lot, but at the same time I feel like the car deserves leather.

On the other hand I thought about putting some Porsche boxter/911 seats in since they look pretty nice and I have some seat bracket mounts I never used.

Something like this.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2191805450

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:02 pm
by Corey
Very interested to see how your's turn out Zach, those look great in the ebay photos.

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:06 pm
by EvilStig
That price is really suspect to me, I've seen similar looking seat covers going for $800 on there in the past. I'm very interested to hear about how they work out for you once they arrive, please keep us posted!

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:17 pm
by FC Zach
Shortly after placing an order for the item number above I found that they offered both front and rear for 799/ obo. . I had the seller cancel that order and got the full set since my rears are shot too and they accepted my offer for 750 :)

Like you I think it seems suspect considering quotes I've had from upholsters, we'll see how these fit once installed. I'll post an update when I receive them next month.

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:38 am
by msanders2
PLease do, I was thinking about ordering these also! My rear seat is shot but my fronts are just mildly cracked. I really want it to look as OEM as possible.

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:02 am
by FC Zach
Magroo wrote:My only concern is "real leather" may be bonded leather. There are varying degrees of quality in that regard.


I inquired about this. . stay tuned

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:01 am
by FC Zach
Their response: "Don’t worry, we use real leather. Thanks!"

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:57 pm
by EvilStig
I am becoming increasingly tempted to blow my tax refund on this. I know there's other more important stuff I need to address with this car still, but the opportunity is there and I don't know if or when I'll get another one like it.

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:18 pm
by Magroo
yeah I'm still debating it too. My car originally came with leather seats but I ended up putting cloth on it last year when I found a really good deal on a set of cloth seat covers. I paid $100 for a set of New Old Stock original cloth seat covers for either an st or a GT that weren't exactly the same but they were close enough.

So it's either seat covers or a new ct27 Turbo.