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post #1 of 7 Old 03-21-2006, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Good morning all,

Just bought a 308 GTSi, 1981, with 30 Kmiles on. This is my first Ferrari and I wanted to get my foot in the door prior getting a M550. So it is just the first step. Exterior is perfect (Rosso). Car only driven during summer sunny days. No rain nor salt. Same owner since 1985 and my good neighbor. The sad part is that the interior has to be fixed somewhat. I am looking for the drivers seat (LHD) leather cover in black. Anyone can give me a good lead of where to find at resonnable price? Second hand if someone parting a 308.
I live in Luxembourg, Europe but ordering from the state is no big deal. Just want to get the real thing or real copy of it. The door panels might be replaced in the future as I do not like the speakers set in them. Maybe just recover as well? Is Ferrari UK a good source and who to get in touch with?
Looking forward for your input. Thanks. Didier
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-22-2006, 10:25 PM
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M550, Are you looking to have the seats repaired or replaced ? If repaired then there are a few places in the UK that specialize in this. A bit closer to home, I know of two workshops in the Brussels area that are well regarded for maintenance and restoration of vintage cars. In terms of replacement, your best bet is a high end salvage/breaker. Let me know which of the two you are looking to do and I will see if I can dig up the contact details. Cheers, Boxer
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-22-2006, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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@ Boxer: Thanks for the reply ou merci.

I am looking onto replacing the leather seat cover (bottom and back) on the drivers seat. Leather is worn out and ripped open on the side due to entry and exit. Car is rather small and I am 1.89Mt tall. So I am looking for, either nice second hand, new leather cover from ferrari or new leather cover made out.
Brussels is not far away!

Thanks again.
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Didier, I would suggest calling the following garages in the Brussels area for advice:

GIPIMOTOR
Avenue du Cimetière de Bruxelles 89
1140 BRUXELLES
0032-2-7266210
[email protected]

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Officina 0032 2 767 5710

If they can't help, let me know and I will forward some UK suggestions.
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@ Boxer.

Thanks for the infos. Keep them coming so I have alternate solutions. I will contact the one you stated above for availibity and price quote.

Thanks, Didier
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-24-2006, 04:16 AM
 
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Hi Didier,

just to confirm with Boxer, call GIPI motors.

I recently bought my 328 GTS through them and they are very experienced in oldtimer restauration etc... not only ferrari, but alos Aston Martin, Mercedes, etc...

If you ask for Christophe Van Riet, he will be a good guide. Give hime my regards.

Frank Ryckewaert
Bonheiden - Belgium
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If GIPI Motors can't help, then here are a few Upholstery Specialists in the UK:

Aldridge Trimming 44-1902-710-805
Autotrim 44-1752-893368
Barton & Sons 44-1582-412932
Grahman Dean Trimming 44-115-9307144
Leather Restorations 44-1933-682046
Upton & Sons 44-1424-436329
Wright Coach Trimming 44-1908-617774

you might also want to call Nick Cartwright to see who they recommend. The contact details are:

Nick Cartwright Specialist Cars-Restorations
Unit 3&4 Brookfield Park
Tansley
Derby
DE4 5FY

Telephone: +44 (0) 1629 56999
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