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Series 3 Colour coded 61 interior...

Discussion in 'Factory Original Alpines & Tigers' started by bernd_st, Mar 6, 2022.

  1. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Have just been offered a S3 Sports Colour coded 61 still with original paint. It comes with black interior and grey carpets, but if buying would like to turn it back means light blue seats with dark blue piping and light blue carpets. Would assume not many Quartz Blue Metallic cars were built but would love if somebody could post some pictures here of how the original interior looked like...
     
  2. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    There was one in the UK that was a prime exmaple that featured at the Goodwood revival auction a couple of years ago ( pre pandemic) might be able to find those pics
     
  3. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    Do you think the interior was originally black or do you even care? Blue is really sweet looking, just wondering....
     
  4. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Actually it had to be blue. For that body colour no other option was available. I do care about originality that's why I want to see how it looked...
     
  5. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    Do you have a source for an interior? Martha Christiansen @ ProPrep Interiors can make you a perfect reproduction, colors and all. She does excellent work. She's done blue seat covers with dark blue piping I installed for a customer of mine. She's also done interiors for my S2 and both my Tigers. Not cheap but well worth the money, especially for the Wilton Wool carpet.
     
  6. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

  7. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Superb Michael, thanks. Acc. to the spare parts list the soft top flaps are the same as on any S4. Just asking because the very car is unfortunately missing the center flap...
     
  8. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    @junkman :

    heard many good records about her interior jobs, but the logistics back and forth from Germany to US seems overshoot. Perhaps and if she would be willing to do we could ask her to prepare an upholstery kit just consisting of the covers. Carpetry we could get from Woolies in UK(Wilton wool, etc.) However have no connection to her ...
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2022
  9. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    Here is Martha's contact info at ProPrep:

    Contact Information
    Pro-Prep Interiors
    209 Nadine Ct
    Incline Village, NV 89451
    Contact: Martha Christiansen
    Title: Principal
    Phone: (775) 833-1948
     
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  10. Mike O'D

    Mike O'D Gold Level Sponsor

    Nice looking car. Those aren't the original S3 seat bottom configurations though.
     
  11. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    Late S3 seats were like the S4 and early Tigers.
     
  12. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Only vert early s3 have the seperate thigh squab
     
  13. Mike O'D

    Mike O'D Gold Level Sponsor

    Thanks for the info guys - I have only seen them in pictures and thought they were all that style.
     
  14. ALC 68A

    ALC 68A Donation Time

    I'm not so sure about that. My Series 3, built in the third week of June 1963, has the separate thigh squabs and the parts list doesn't show any change in the parts numbers for the seats during Series 3 production.
     
  15. Jay Laifman

    Jay Laifman Gold Level Sponsor

    Wow. Is this Quartz Blue Metallic? If you don't get the car, can I?

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  16. Jay Laifman

    Jay Laifman Gold Level Sponsor

    But not so much if this is the color:
    Alpine Quartz Blue or Not.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2022
  17. Jay Laifman

    Jay Laifman Gold Level Sponsor

    Another interior

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  18. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    The previous car was the correct Colour. I missed it, because another guy paid the sticker price which I wasn't up to. Never met him yet, but at least he instantly became a member of our club, so it will remain under our observation...


    p.s. That‘s the bespoken Beauty ...

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    Last edited: May 22, 2022 at 12:09 PM

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