Triumph Vitesse Front Seats and Re-Trim Kits - 1600 Models
Please note: Front seat re-trim kits are supplied in car sets only.
1600 trim has welded seams.
Front Seat Identification & Construction
The following listings and descriptions for the Vitesse seats, are technically correct, and they are described as originally specified by the factory, prior to vehicle production. However, it is quite possible that the seat(s) fitted in your vehicle do not correspond with either our descriptions, or that in the Triumph parts lists.
There were many overlaps of the various models (Herald & Vitesse) on the production line, couple this with model changes, and the lack of (the correct) finished items on the assembly line, and this has led us to believe that an unknown quantity of vehicles left the factory with the incorrect specification seats/trim fitted. Not to mention that the previous owner (s) may, at some time, have changed the seats themselves!
The internal construction of the front seats for the Mk1 Vitesse 1600 differ from the other models in that they were produced with a squab ‘spring frame’, which was originally covered in cotton wadding. This material has proved difficult to obtain, so for these models we not supply a special ‘Squab Foam Pad’ which replaces the ‘spring-frame’, and apart from being easier to fit, the foam pad is indistinguishable from the original both in looks and comfort.
40 Years Old!
If you have decided to re-trim your seats, may we suggest that before ordering the kit of your choice, you inspect very carefully all the seat components to ensure that all is well, including the base foams and diaphragms (if they are old and misshaped, they won’t really compliment your new trim), which after possibly 40 years of use, could be very tired.