From digest.v6.n506 Wed Apr 9 16:15:09 1997
From: djchin_at_lynxcalif.com (daniel j. chin)
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 1997 09:44:51 -0700
Subject: re: <E36 M3> sheepskin covers
Most cities have local outlets that sell sheepskins. Several
firms advertise in R&T, European Car or the Roundel. Be forewarned,
the advertisers charge ~$400 or more for a custom tailored set. The
better firms will mail you samples of the skins to allow color
and texture/density testing.
I'd recommend searching thru local outlets. You personally see
the exact skins you buy, check the pile and color uniformity etc.
They should run about $125-$150 each. Many firms have precut skins
that are cheaper than custom tailored. I've had such skins on my
last 3 BMWs and only on the M3 did i have to have minor modifications
to improve the fit (the color match for Modena was so good, i had
to get a specific pair).
Oh, I put sheepskins on my 96 M3 immediately after purchase.
Believe me, i've had leather interiors on cars with &
without sheepskins and the comfort and improved seat
durability is enormous. Cool in the summer and warm
in the winter (no need for heated seats in Calif). Also,
the side bolsters don't wear as badly.
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