Houndstooth seats in a 356

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Re: Houndstooth seats in a 356

#16 Post by Martin Benade » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:49 pm

Did that car have non-matching # engine and 5.5" chrome wheels on it? I had no proof the seats were factory, that is just what I figured.

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Re: Houndstooth seats in a 356

#17 Post by C J Murray » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:27 am

Hi Martin,
That car was a '63 Super 90 that went directly to the engineering department to be a "test model" as shown on the COA. It has many C features like disc brakes, park brake warning light, heat control, hood latch, rear defrost, dome lights, and arm rests. Those are just the ones that come to mind. The most "prototype" part of the car are the front calipers which I have never seen anywhere else. Look at the picture carefully.

Denis found the car and could say exactly where. Bill Kemper at Panelwerks did the extensive metal work and paint so he may have some insight. I had to sort a number of mechanical problems but after that we really enjoyed that car. I think we put maybe 20k miles on it going to Holidays on both coasts.
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Re: Houndstooth seats in a 356

#18 Post by Louis Paras » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:09 pm

It seems Pepita inserts was an option in 1963 or possibly special order?
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Re: Houndstooth seats in a 356

#19 Post by bil brown » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:14 pm

cool stuff Louis!
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Re: Houndstooth seats in a 356

#20 Post by Edwin Ek » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:48 pm

Always helpful to see the Kardex. There have been many problems with the accuracy of CoA's.
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