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hanksjim1 Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:38 pm

They are Porsche seats...I was just kidding about the knob...

Starbucket Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:56 pm

Is the trans a 4 speed or 5 speed (4 speed reverse is down and back, 5 speed is down and forward)? The motor and trans are worth the most money or find a Porsche or VW/Karman Ghia and put them in it.

EverettB Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:24 pm

Starbucket wrote: EverettB wrote: Starbucket wrote: The only problem is if he sells to anyone not living in Spain, the shipping, Duty, and Customs paper work where he has to declare the value will probably add another $1000 to the price. They are missing the Recaro badge as pictured in the 911R so they are recovered or knock offs.

Are you saying Spain has export taxes or are you referring to other European countries? Just curious if Spain is different as I've never bought anything from there.

You are generally fine in the USA - there are no extra fees buying parts from overseas beyond shipping costs.


I don't know if Spain has one but when it hits the US and they see the value the Buyer will have to pay Duty. Shipping will be outrageous as I shipped two bare 356 heads to Potrurgal? and it cost the buyer $120.00 and the crate those seats will be in will take up more space and weigh more.

Ok, I guess that has to do with the value.
I've never paid duty on anything but I've never bought anything that expensive. Or anything declared to be that expensive. ;)

Sorry for the Off Topic stuff BTW, just interested

ruvwen Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:37 am

Starbucket wrote: Is the trans a 4 speed or 5 speed (4 speed reverse is down and back, 5 speed is down and forward)? The motor and trans are worth the most money or find a Porsche or VW/Karman Ghia and put them in it.

The trans is 4-speed

A 400kg buggy with a 95hp Porsche engine is big fun so no plans whatsoever to remove the engine or trans

Also this buggy is a piece of VW/porsche history in Spain so happy to keep it the way it was originally built

With the seats I am being very pragmatic. Help a friend, replace the recaro seats for perfect copies that cost only a fraction and free some cash which I can use to finish the buggy and put it back on the road

Starbucket Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:43 pm

Post a picture it sounds great. I would buy some comfortable seats :lol:

hanksjim1 Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:56 pm

Good luck with the sale!

EFP-AirCooled Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:53 pm

Those seem to be early (Pre-1970) sport recaros. A buddy of mine bought some for his MX61 Cresta Kaido Racer. He paid 500,000 yen ($5000) for his 2 years ago.

Hope this helps.

Jos.Hall Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:14 am

If the original poster hasn't figured it out yet they are very rare recaro seats. To call them "Sport Seats" is incorrect. Sport Seats are MUCH bulkier and heavier. They were made more for touring than racing.

The seats you have are referred to as 911R seats. Yours appear to be in original trim. One thing to note is that early 911 seats NEVER had a recaro badge on them from the factory. Your seats could've been ordered as an option in '68 as part of the sport package.

The market has slowed down on seats as they have every other part of the Porsche parts biz but they are still valuable. In todays market you'd be good to get 6k for the pair. 2 years ago, it would've been 10k :/ Everythings just super slow.

For the people who thought these were 914 seats.... be thankful you did your homework before selling them for $500 :shock:

ps. Let me know if you do come up with a price :)

ruvwen Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:18 pm

Jos.Hall wrote: If the original poster hasn't figured it out yet they are very rare recaro seats. To call them "Sport Seats" is incorrect. Sport Seats are MUCH bulkier and heavier. They were made more for touring than racing.

The seats you have are referred to as 911R seats. Yours appear to be in original trim. One thing to note is that early 911 seats NEVER had a recaro badge on them from the factory. Your seats could've been ordered as an option in '68 as part of the sport package.

The market has slowed down on seats as they have every other part of the Porsche parts biz but they are still valuable. In todays market you'd be good to get 6k for the pair. 2 years ago, it would've been 10k :/ Everythings just super slow.

For the people who thought these were 914 seats.... be thankful you did your homework before selling them for $500 :shock:

ps. Let me know if you do come up with a price :)

Thanks for your feedback Josh. Much appreciated.
For the time being I am leaving them in the Porsche-powered buggy as this was the way it was intended by the guy who built the car in 1970! :lol:

ruvwen Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:27 pm

Jos.Hall wrote: If the original poster hasn't figured it out yet they are very rare recaro seats. To call them "Sport Seats" is incorrect. Sport Seats are MUCH bulkier and heavier. They were made more for touring than racing.

The seats you have are referred to as 911R seats. Yours appear to be in original trim. One thing to note is that early 911 seats NEVER had a recaro badge on them from the factory. Your seats could've been ordered as an option in '68 as part of the sport package.

The market has slowed down on seats as they have every other part of the Porsche parts biz but they are still valuable. In todays market you'd be good to get 6k for the pair. 2 years ago, it would've been 10k :/ Everythings just super slow.

For the people who thought these were 914 seats.... be thankful you did your homework before selling them for $500 :shock:

ps. Let me know if you do come up with a price :)


Jos, I have opened a specific post on the buggy. Hope you like it :)
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=9170302#9170302



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