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I am restoring a 1969 GTV - originally a Bluette with amaranto sets, currently a metallic blue with beige seats. I have searched all around to find the original basket weave seats in the right red vinyl, but it seems to be impossible. Having talked to my upholstery guy, the solution seems to be to find the vinyl and then he will try to replicate the basket weave part in the best possible way.

The question is the following: Classic Alfa claims to have amaranto red skai in rolls. I contacted them asking if this is the right one for a 1750 GTV s1, but they are not sure, they tell me that "usually customers buy this for spiders".

Does anyone know if this amaranto skai could be the one to use for my GTV?

Thanks in advance.
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Talk to your upholsterer about dyeing the vinyl. It's done all of the time.

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Hi guys,
I am restoring a 1969 GTV - originally a Bluette with amaranto sets, currently a metallic blue with beige seats. I have searched all around to find the original basket weave seats in the right red vinyl, but it seems to be impossible. Having talked to my upholstery guy, the solution seems to be to find the vinyl and then he will try to replicate the basket weave part in the best possible way.

The question is the following: Classic Alfa claims to have amaranto red skai in rolls. I contacted them asking if this is the right one for a 1750 GTV s1, but they are not sure, they tell me that "usually customers buy this for spiders".

Does anyone know if this amaranto skai could be the one to use for my GTV?

Thanks in advance.
Have you asked Classic Alfa if they can have your colour made in series 1 GTV seats
They can also send you a sample of the material. I do not see a basket weave however only see IN301 ALFA RED VINYL SKAI

"We have rolls of the correct original style Skai pattern vinyl to suit all 105 Series cars. This dark red colour is also described as burgundy or Bordeaux. If you need a section to complete a trim job or repair a seat panel, then you can order the material by the metre. Rolls are 1.4m wide and the price is per 1 metre length." not described as Amaranto however.

Yes try Matt Jones, and the other usual euro suppliers and also the Italian suppliers.

BTW you do not say were you are. Nor do you say if your series 1 1969 GTV is Euro or USA version as the front seats differ.

I also think dyeing is an option, but what colour to start with. Ask your upholsterer.

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Thank you all for your answers @ken, you are right, I did not share more details.
I live in Switzerland, the car is originally suisse. So it is about EUR suppliers.
My upholsterer feels more comfortable with getting the right material and replicating the pattern (maybe close to that, I am posting a pic of what he can do) rather than dyeing. In the latter case the color accuracy could be an issue.
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the original texalfa with the correct pattern is available in Italy , for sure both in Cinghiale ( brown ) and Nerofumo ( black ) . having restored a number of 1750 GTV sr 1 in past year, I happen to know the wholesale stockist as well as a artisan company that makes really nice pre cut seat cover that require very little adjustment to fit.
The real leather is far more difficult to find if not impossible.
Do send me a private message I'd be happy to help.
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Still searching...

Unfortunately I do not have enough posts to PM you or answer to PMs - apologies for that.
Any help is still welcome, as I have not figured out how to go around it.

Classic Alfa has sent me a sample, but made clear that they cannot produce basket weave in red.
My upholsterer can get very close to the pattern, but only if he handles leather, so not original - cannot use Classic Alfa's Skai rolls to do it.

So I am left only with dyeing, which the guys I know cannot promise it will be durable and on top I will need to see how to treat all the rest of the interior to match the color.

Thank you for any input - Lars if you have received the seats in leather, please share photos and experiences!

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portello1966 , the seats are beautiful.
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thank you ! back in year 2003...when into car restoration....we had seats covers made by artisan with original texalfa material ( here in version cinghiale ) . they require very little adjustments ...once the rest of the seats ( chassis and inner parts ) are ready are an easy fit .
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The 1750 S1 seats never came in Nerofumo which translates to dark gray;
The 1750 S1 seats did come in black plastic but this translates to (tessuto plastif, NERO) 105.44.58.001.10 See pages 488 and 489 of the 1750 GTV Spare parts catalogue.

There were only 2 options for leather in the 1750 GTV S1, they were the Bertone De Luxe option in either dark brown (Pelle testa di moro) or red (pelle rossa).
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the original texalfa with the correct pattern is available in Italy , for sure both in Cinghiale ( brown ) and Nerofumo ( black ) . having restored a number of 1750 GTV sr 1 in past year, I happen to know the wholesale stockist as well as a artisan company that makes really nice pre cut seat cover that require very little adjustment to fit.
The real leather is far more difficult to find if not impossible.

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