Vintage E9/Porsche Scheel Seats

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are those the csl seats ?
i recall a different type
maybe they are more for porsche ?
do you know with type are they ?
100, 101, 300 ?
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If someone is just looking for a set of sport seats I can see picking them up. Houndstooth isn’t period correct and neither are the seat style (edit: sear style comments below). The closest match would possibly be a late 70’s alpina car (maybe - totally unconfirmed). You see a lot of 100’s, 101’s, 300’s, and 400’s in coupes.

The period in which these are BMW appropriate is when BMW came with Recaros from the factory. Nothing wrong with the seats, they just aren’t vintage BMW seats, and certainly not vintage e9 seats.

With all that said, there are some great examples of member coupes running Scheel 400’s (original fabric and recovered), e21 recaros, etc.
 
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Didn't think CSLs had reclining Scheels.
me neither, but maybe these seats had a moment in e9 time, racing ...?
well, on the other hand, wait a minute, werent the 101 the reclining version of the 100’s ?
 

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These looks like re-upholstered Scheels 200 or 500, hard to tell which exactly model, because the difference between 200&500 is just foam stiching.
Seats are era correct (just different/wrong upholstery), production dates where early 70's.
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Thanks for the clarification on era-correct @Wladek. IMO think that most any sport seats through the early 90’s work well with vintage euros.

FYI - It looks like the Scheel 200’s were offered in the BMW Accessories catalog starting 02/74. Although not listed as an e9 accessory, they are era-correct as Wladek mentioned, and they are “BMW seats”, which I stated incorrectly. Digging deeper, the hinges on the seat were metal during the e9 era, and for my own edification I am attempting to learn when the Banana headrest was introduced.

Unrelated side note: This is a rare four spoke Alpina wheel on the cover, but not offered as an accessory:
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Thanks for the clarification on era-correct @Wladek. IMO think that most any sport seats through the early 90’s work well with vintage euros.

FYI - It looks like the Scheel 200’s were offered in the BMW Accessories catalog starting 02/74. Although not listed as an e9 accessory, they are era-correct as Wladek mentioned, and they are “BMW seats”, which I stated incorrectly. Digging deeper, the hinges on the seat were metal during the e9 era, and for my own edification I am attempting to learn when the Banana headrest was introduced.

Unrelated side note: This is a rare four spoke Alpina wheel on the cover, but not offered as an accessory:View attachment 66262View attachment 66263
Markos you need to get a hobby mate. Oh, wait a minute... :D
 

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as i remember, some early porsche models had houndstooth fabric ... perhaps they were recovered to match the cars they were put in. the biggest clue is that the side bolsters are different than the seat inset, as you can see from the original scheel pix the top of the side bolster was fabric + the sides / back were vinyl. this is true on all except the CSL type. porsche tended to do it differently by doing it like these seats for sale are.
 

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Markos you need to get a hobby mate. Oh, wait a minute... :D
Haha no doubt! Doesn’t help that I took a “nap” from 11PM ron12AM. What I really need to do is ship your tow hook. Gotta find a better way to ship internationally mid-week (before 9AM) to avoid relying on precious Saturday mornings! Tardy discount will be applied. ;)
 
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