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Nice to see the end of a story sometimes, even if it is in probably the wrong place on the forum, but hey.

R53 Sparco interior now in, fully heated, extendable Sparco buckets with R53 embossed logo on the leather. Took 30 minutes to fit, all clips connected, no airbag or heater fault lights etc Car started and the dashboard behaved itself.

I have to say, I never expected a seat to transform a car but this is amazing. The seats can only be described as a very nice, tight leather race fit that make the car feel even more planted and go-kart like than it did before. The Recaro seats, whilst lovely are more about comfort and the Sparco's more hard core. I love them.

Very glad I made the switch.

Shots for the car porn lovers.

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It's getting there.

These seats will never leave me no matter what happens to this MINI.

Thanks Damian from Ireland, took us over a month to get there, but the swap was done on Saturday morning, what a great guy to deal with.

Thx

Scott
 

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Smart ;O)
 

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Awesome interior, I need a steering wheel like that in my life, mine has had it.

I had a set of sparco leathers in my first R53 and loved them. Well done on getting a set in such good condition too (y)
 

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Awesome interior, I need a steering wheel like that in my life, mine has had it.

Royal Steering wheels on FB.

The flatten the bottom of the original wheel, insert thumb indents and add alcantara and perforated leather. Then 12 o'clock band and finished with matched stitching. I think its around £250 and you have to either send your wheel or pay a deposit and they use a spare they have in stock. They have done a few wheels for me and can defo recommend.
 

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Cheers Scott, It took time time but we got there!!!
Am very happy with Recaros :)
Everything worth having takes time and meticulous planning. Fortunately we were both grown up enough to realise that!! lol ;) ;) ;) ;) . Both interiors will be impossible to get in a few years. Be good to see your car with the Recaro's in, here or whatsapp.

Car is defo a keeper unless a low mile factory JCW R53 comes up in black, in which case, it's all good bits off and out and onto the new one. This will still sell as its a pretty immaculate R53 Cooper S, with 50k miles.

Anybody with a black factory fettled R53 JCW get in touch if you want to move it on.

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If anyone else wants to swap a sparco set for recaros by all means please pm me 😂

The Sparcos are so damn pretty, only seat that can top it is R56 Recaros.
 

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Do you have Sparco or Recaro?
I've got a set of R52 Recaros. Front seats are in my R53, R52 rears don't fit R53s unfortunately so they're in storage. Considering I never use the back seats I probably would've not put them in anyway.... Because race car 😂

I'd imagine R52 Recaros are even rarer than R53 ones, but evened out by the fact they're probably less desirable too.
 

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You want a black S? Or only a black JCW?
 

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I have a black 59k S plus all the JCW parts, but the head and charger are stored, instead there is a major list of other stuff I can list if interested, the car isn't on the market but all things are for sale in my world, the car would come stock, everything else is separate, installed or removed labour foc, and motor stripped and cleaned etc.
 

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I've got a set of R52 Recaros. Front seats are in my R53, R52 rears don't fit R53s unfortunately so they're in storage. Considering I never use the back seats I probably would've not put them in anyway.... Because race car 😂

I'd imagine R52 Recaros are even rarer than R53 ones, but evened out by the fact they're probably less desirable too.
Pm me a price if you would consider selling rather than swapping for Sparco.(y)
 
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