55 Continental Cabriolet interior

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55 Continental Cabriolet interior

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Decisions decisions - whether to post in the authenticity corner or the Pre-A corner!

I am working with my friend Marcus on his 55 cabriolet interior, and we would very much welcome input from the community to help us get it correct.

The colour referred to in the Reutter Certificate for the leather, the leatherette, the headliner and the carpet, is “beige-rosé” (eKnF 2180). Is this simply a light beige?

Reutter themselves sell a “light beige” (https://reutter-karosserie.de/en/Interi ... c-Leather/). Does anyone have any experience of their leather (and leatherette)?

Can anyone advise on the headlining material for a 55 cab? We’ve had conflicting input so far.

Thank you very much
Phil
Phil Parry
Essex, UK

1960 BT5 110563 RHD
1954 Pre A 1500s 1953 model year (project)
1957 Speedster (project)
1972 Original unrestored VW camper

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Re: 55 Continental Cabriolet interior

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The light beige leather is Reutter code 2154b, and very common on coupes and cabs of the period.

The beige-rosé leather is Reutter code 2180, and I've never seen it before. Do they give the Reutter codes for the matching leatherette, headliner and carpet?

I have a sample of the the Reutter (Erlkoenig Classic) leather, which is their reproduction of Roser leather (of Stuttgart). I was not impressed with the color match, quality or feel of their grey. I'm pretty picky though, as you know.

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Re: 55 Continental Cabriolet interior

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For the benefit of others (I’ve messaged James directly), no codes for anything other than the leather - just “beige-rosé”, whatever that is!?
Phil Parry
Essex, UK

1960 BT5 110563 RHD
1954 Pre A 1500s 1953 model year (project)
1957 Speedster (project)
1972 Original unrestored VW camper

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