RS Seat (Touring Seat)
Thursday, 01 December 2011 09:15
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The "RS" model seat is a set used by Porsche in certain 911RS Touring cars. It is the exact same shell as the one they used to make the RS lightweight seat (with turnbuckles) but upholstered in real upholstery. It is a great period correct seat for a long wheel base early 911. Today finding one of the originals is difficult, but finding an original in usable condition is nearly impossible. They were produced with the technology of the day and built very lightly. Time and use have not been kind to them. Most are now overly flexible and fatigued with numerous cracks.

Our version of this seat is made to the exact dimensions of the originals utilizing the highest quality materials for upholstery. These seats are indistinguishable from the originals yet are far stronger and stiffer. We use today's technologies to build the seat shells and use extra reinforcements to make it far superior to the shells of the 60's. Most of the original shells have been invloved in accidents and then having the stresses of flexing and cracking making them less safe for today's driving.

The "RS" model seat is a great seat with a nice balance between support and ease of entry and exit. We recommend this seat for all long wheelbase early 911's as that was the era it was originally manufactured for.

Upholstery of the seat is handled by our master upholsters. You are guaranteed exceptional quality of work and we use the same German materials one would find on an original seat. Each seat's foam and upholstery is hand stitched and fitted. This is not a mass production item. Each seat has a lot of time and care put into them and as such, they come out looking great (see the picture below). The seat shown has (readily available) new Recaro sliders and bases mounted. It's ready to bolt in.