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My 79 has always had aftermarket carpet, and the color never looked right to me (almost a gold color, at least the parts that aren't sun-faded). I'm finally getting around to replacing it, and would like to figure out what the original carpet color was. I found an image of an original 1979 color guidebook somewhere (I can't remember if it was posted here, or it was an ebay listing), which shows the Ivory exterior came with saddle leather seats and a khaki top. But it doesn't mention the carpet color.

Does anyone know what the original carpet and style for this color combination was? Was it a plush or loop? I'm not building a show car, but I want it to be similar to how it was originally.

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I'm guessing.. probably a saddle brown or medium brown just little lighter than the seats .. Either way it works for me... I'd stray away from something darker than the seats
 

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Was it even carpet originally? My 77 is all rubber which I think was standard for convertibles.
 

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My 79 Ivory, originally had a light tan colored carpet. a bit lighter than the original camel seats/interior. It was badly faded and I replaced with a common black.
 

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Was it even carpet originally? My 77 is all rubber which I think was standard for convertibles.
Yes. Both my 78 and 79 Spiders originally came with carpeting. Some of the 78s were fully carpeted while other were carpeted only in the front, with the rear being rubber. 79s were fully carpeted.
The carpets being sold on all the usual Alfa supplier websites are the correct color and style.
 

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My 79 Ivory, originally had a light tan colored carpet. a bit lighter than the original camel seats/interior. It was badly faded and I replaced with a common black.
According to the back of this 1979 flyer I found, Ivory came with Pigskin Texalfa or Saddle leather seats. The leather on my seats were rather faded when I got it, but definitely had been a dark brown, and the door cards and top boot are close to the Saddle sample here (maybe a bit lighter and slightly reddish, but this could just be a bad photo of the brochure) so that seems right.

So by 'light tan' for the carpet, do you mean something like 'cream' or 'natural' on this card?

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