The 951 had its original seat covers, which weren’t horrible, but the driver’s seat bottom had split seams. And they were hardened from age. After searching around a bit, I came across a website called LSEAT.com that a few guys over on Rennlist (dammit) had tried with mixed results. Bottom line, if you stuck to the basics, they seemed to do well and at a very reasonable (read “cheap”) price. The guys that ordered special covers for other parts of the interior had bad luck with them, though. Since I just wanted seat covers, I thought I’d give them a try.
The seats are full leather. The OE seat has a perforated center, and they offered that. I also ordered deviated red stitching and an embossed Porsche crest in the headrest at extra cost. With all the options, the seats were $419 for the pair. Shipping was another $20 or so. I received my order about 3 weeks after buying. The return label listed a Texas address.
I had a local upholstery shop install the seat covers for $500. They had a few wrinkles around the shoulders, but the upholstery shop thought they would smooth out over time. Below is a photo, and you can see the driver seat has smoothed out after just a few drives. The passenger seat hasn’t been used much, so is still a bit wrinkly. Overall I’m very pleased as my 951 seats now are much softer and are a dead ringer for the 996TT’s seats.
LSEAT.com also makes seat covers for other Porsche models, including all variants of the 996 seats.
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