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Bathed in burgundy again

It's funny how project cars evolve. A couple of years ago I stripped out the carpet and rubber sound deadening inspired by what Singer are doing to 911s. I must admit I loved the exposed tunnel but I've never got round to finishing off the floor and when I started to think about it, I felt like I wanted to put the burgundy back in...

After two seasons of trying to find a good second burgundy carpet set to modify so that I could keep the lovely white tunnel exposed, I've relented and dug my own set out from storage. They're obviously now extremely hard to come by and I figure I don't want my mint original carpets rotting away out of the car.

So with a rare 2017 sunny spring Saturday and a few hours to spare I removed the seats from TheHoff.

Then after giving the carpets a good vacuum, I started to place them in situ starting with the rear section. Thankfully I didn't need to remove the console, just remove the screws holding it in place.

Then the individual front footwells:

By this stage I was starting love the bathed in burgundy look again.

Guess who made these lovely seats...still in their original pinstripe & leather?

Yep. Recaro.

Back in went the seats for that fresh from factory look.

So after removing the interior to loose about 60kg I've just put a little back in. Surprisingly the carpets are relatively light - all the weight was in the thick rubber and tar based sound deadening pads. So TheHoff is still lightweight(er) after all plus it looks fantastic!


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