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    School me on vintage Recaro LS

    Originally thought these were LS-C but after doing some research I believe these are Idealsitz LS. What are the differences? The years, features, are these on par with the LS-C? I do notice prices vary greatly https://bringatrailer.com/search/recaro/ but not exactly sure why (besides condition)
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    I believe the Idealsitz-LS was introduced in 1973.
    The Recaro LS was introduced in the 80s.

    The Recaro LS is being reintroduced right now.
    https://www.capitalseating.co.uk/recaro-classic-ls-seat

    BAT isn't an indicator of prices for old seats.
    Why pay thousands for an old generic Recaro seat when you can get a similar one brand new?

    The Idealsitz LS


    The Classic LS
    Last edited by Vincenze; 10-23-2020, 11:19 AM.

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      #3
      I was considering that as well, the new seats I have heard the new classics plastic frame vs old ones are metal and they also do not offer the C (bottom leg extension) but i am sure it will affect the price since the classics will become available in the US sometime next year about $2000 per seat
      Last edited by Cream; 10-23-2020, 11:53 AM.

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        #4
        I believe modern aftermarket Recaros are made-to-order.
        A customer selects the size (with an extension or not), color, etc. Then he waits until it's made.

        Sporty Recaros have carbon-fiber backs, they are more expensive than metal ones.

        At least, if you get a classic 40-year-old Recaro seat, you should be able to get foam for a new model and especially the bottom webbing.

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          #5
          For early recaros you can get the bottom webbing from Aardvark Racing:

          https://www.2002parts.com/bmw/recaro...strap-kit.html

          Worked well on my LX-Bs, although I wouldn't mind getting the parts from Recaro to update them to the solid square strap that the later seats had.
          My e30: OEM+ with M30B35

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            #6
            Originally posted by Cream View Post
            they also do not offer the C (bottom leg extension)
            The catalog shows the Classic LS with an extension.
            It says, "Individual seat depth adjustment (480 to 530 mm)".

            The Classic LX is also available.

            https://www.recaro-automotive.com/fi...c-ls-lx-en.pdf

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              #7
              lukeADE335i yes the PO had a custom made solid square strap from the UK. His instagram is lee.osborn.9 like the modern ones incase you want to check him out.
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                #8
                It's so interesting to watch such changes and improvements) But I still like the old models more) Once I studied illegal immigration and found a very simple and interesting service where there were posts about the history of BMW. So, from the moment I got to https://gradesfixer.com/free-essay-e...l-immigration/ I got acquainted with this topic, and it turns out that my dad is also a fan of BMW) He also loves old ones more variations. This is how the examples of essays motivated me to search for such forums and places where you can still buy or at least look at old parts, spare parts and tuning.
                Last edited by fawogor; 11-30-2020, 04:51 AM.

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