After 61 years, the leather in our 1957 300C front seat needs new stitching, new foam and the springs need to be repaired. We had hoped to keep our 300 as original as possible, but the seats need to be repaired before the stitching gives up.
We took the 300C to the National WPC Meet in Tacoma last August 2017 and was awarded the President’s Cup for the Best original car. We always wondered if we should replace the leather seats in both the front and back. Our local car club friends said to leave it all original.
Since Gary Goers is no longer able to do the leather seats, we went to our local upholstery shop and asked them about sowing up the front seat, adding new foam and fixing the springs. They said the leather is too hard and brittle and almost impossible to stitch. They suggested we replace the leather. I guess it is about time to do that.
I asked the Beaverton Auto Upholstery owner to call Legendary as we wanted a leather that matched the original Beige leather. “Rich” at Legendary sent a sample to Beaverton Auto Upholstery and said the cost is about $3,000.00 for both seats. Legendary said it would take 4 to 8 weeks to get them done.
My concern is whether the color and thickness of the leather from Legendary is comparable to that used by Gary.
Also, we plan to replace the Black, loop-pile type carpet including the vinyl heel pad.
Beaverton Upholstery said the rest of the interior is in excellent condition including the Vinyl seat backs, door panels and head liner.
Legendary supplied the front seat upholstery for our1970 300 Convertible in December 2015 which we are very pleased with.
We would like to drive our 300 to the Spring Meet, May 14-18, at Rohnert Park in California..
Do you have any thoughts or suggestions?
John & Arlys