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E30 Recaro Seats (the real Recaro seats not your normal sport seats)

May 29, 2010
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So you thought your E30 sport seats were Recaro’s? Think again the E21 sport seats were Recaro’s, not your E30′s. However real Recaro sport seats were offered as a rare option on E30′s. As seen here clearly stated by BMW themselves:

Furthermore Alpina offered Recaro seats in their E30′s also but again Alpina’s are rare and bring quite a premium!

Real OEM E30 Recaro seats are all but impossible to find, if you have a pair, in my opinion you have something very valuable!

What a lot of people do is take seats out of a VW MkII GTI because they are very similar and then make mounts.

This is both a “interesting stuff” and “Do it yourself”; because the mounts look fairly easy to make if you have any old flux cored MIG welder.

3 Responses to E30 Recaro Seats (the real Recaro seats not your normal sport seats)

  1. Melvin on December 1, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Great post, Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I will look at VW for my e30 seats.

  2. ryanjudysports on June 21, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I actually have a 323i that was gray market imported to usa. it has recaro seats and a bunch of the mtechnic parts on it. i contacted recaro a few years ago and they said they can make replacement seats but really expensive.

  3. admin on June 21, 2012 at 10:33 am

    How much exactly did they quote to make replacements?

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