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Recaro Classic C81

Post by [email protected] » Thu Dec 16, 2021 8:25 am

Greetings from Hong Kong!

I have a set of Recaro Classic C81 (West Germany made in 1978) seats I am planning to mount on my E24 M6.

Problem is the seats did not come with adaptors and I understand it would be an absolute challenge to find if at all any were made to directly fit on E24. Any pointer on where to source adaptors for these seats will be immeasurably appreciated. My mechanic will then be able to modify the base to mount them on the car.......at the moment after years sitting in my storage its a shame these seats won't fit on the E24, hence this SOS message.
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Re: Recaro Classic C81

Post by Ralph in Socal » Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:05 am

You need the rails from e24 and e28 manual comfort seats when installing e21 Recaros in an e24. Those Recaros have 4 x 6 mm shank bolts at each corner to mount the seat to the rails. I have a few sets of manual rails available

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Re: Recaro Classic C81

Post by [email protected] » Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:44 pm

Thanks a mill, Ralph.....that's super helpful!

Let me pm you to check on the manual rails.
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1987 MERC W201 190E 2.3-16
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1995 MERC W202 C36 AMG
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Re: Recaro Classic C81

Post by BillW » Wed Feb 16, 2022 8:19 pm

And for reference, e28 manual seat rails also fit and may be more common. EXCEPT that they have a mount for the seatbelt on the side where you can see it. So the the plastic trim is different. This is more of a problem when using e24 coupe mounts in a e28 sedan.
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