"Beach" seat covers
I've just completed another little mad reproduction project for the Dino. For several years there have been periodic discussions on the other site about the almost mythical beach seat cover accessory for the 246. Pictures of originals were posted but nobody had ever seen a set in person and I was intrigued by them.
They covers were made to resemble the cloth seat centre option and had foldable metal fixing straps (like the ones on the Sebring emergency top for the GTS) that were designed to be bent into shape around the seat insert cushion to hold the cover in place. The idea of them was presumably to offer owners in hot climates a removable cloth centre section that was more comfortable to sit on than either the vinyl or leather seats. After having returned my Verde Germoglio car to it's original spec with the cloth seat centres I really like how it looks and how comfortable they are so decided to get the beach covers made after tracking down the necessary materials.
Here is a photo of an original set -
Current: F50, 246 GT (x 2), 246 GTS
Past: 360M, F430 spider, 430 Scuderia, California (x 2), 458 Italia (x 2), 458 spider, 246 GT