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Does anyone know a good source to buy new leather covers?

Does Lotus sell them?

The stitching on mine is starting to deteriorate.

Would love to hear input from UK and US members.
 

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Cal H
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Does anyone know a good source to buy new leather covers?

Does Lotus sell them?

The stitching on mine is starting to deteriorate.

Would love to hear input from UK and US members.
You have to have them installed anyway. So take your seats to a local leather Upholstery shop. Its probably cheaper than getting them from the UK
 

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I agree. I checked with a few of the standard places here in the US, and nobody has the pattern. My upholstery shop just copied the originals, right down to the number of pleats in the corners. They are perfect. -Steve
 

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The dyed '86 seat covers I linked to pics of, were supposedly the last ones available, and that was in the 1990s...

By all means check with a local shop first.

PS, there is an Esprit owner on the TE list that owns an upholstery shop in NY, and he says that today's vinyl can be just as soft as leather at a reduced cost. Will try and dig up an email addy when I get home tonight.
 
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