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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.

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:17 pm
by crackerjack
I am also in the market for a pair of Grey leather front seats.
My rear are like new. So this would work perfectly. :D

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:04 pm
by EvilStig
I ordered mine 3 weeks or so ago, waiting to hear update on shipping since it sounds like they're made to order. I'll let you know how they work out once they arrive.

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:22 am
by FC Zach
EvilStig wrote:I ordered mine 3 weeks or so ago, waiting to hear update on shipping since it sounds like they're made to order. I'll let you know how they work out once they arrive.


Same here, I ordered mine on the 8th. . I've already completely disassembled my driver's seat and partially disassembled the other to use as a blueprint. I assumed these were already made because of the ad pictures but I guess those were just stock photos.

Re: Real Leather Seat Covers

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:29 am
by Magroo
If you need to throw the covers back on I found zip ties to be a good alternative to the hog rings that were used. When I put my cloth seat covers on its what I had on hand and worked extremely well.