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Old 07-30-2019, 04:25 PM   #1
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Natural Brown Interior Value

What would you guys realistically value a full natural brown touring interior (door panels, rear seat, heated power sport front seats) at? Rear seat has one small seam that is split, front seats have no rips or tears and only very minimal cracking of the leather in a couple spots. All seats have just recently been professionally redyed and look quite minty aside from the split seam on the rear seat. Door panels are all original and in great shape.
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:35 PM   #2
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It honestly depends on the age and condition. I've seen them sell for $600 and less. Recently, even, but the front sport seats weren't tip top in that case.

As an M3 owner that has seen plenty of Cinnamon and Imola interiors go for upwards of $2000, that seems absurdly cheap to me. But there's also limited demand (although, as wagon parts go, there's big demand).

For what it's worth, I paid $800 for a 42k mile old heated/powered/lumbar Natty Brown convertible interior for the 330Cic I still need to get rid of. I felt like I overpaid, although that's in part just because I didn't actually *need* it. (I could've had the original stock grey seats shipped down to me from Atlanta for far less.)

Actually, hmm. If you're in Atlanta and are thinking of selling, maybe I'll drive a van up, buy yours, pick up that old grey one, and get rid of this convertible set. I thought it'd lead to way more interest and a better price on the vert, but realistically I'm just going to take the first offer I see so I can get rid of it and have the cash, so I might as well leave it grey...
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:00 PM   #3
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It honestly depends on the age and condition. I've seen them sell for $600 and less. Recently, even, but the front sport seats weren't tip top in that case.

As an M3 owner that has seen plenty of Cinnamon and Imola interiors go for upwards of $2000, that seems absurdly cheap to me. But there's also limited demand (although, as wagon parts go, there's big demand).

For what it's worth, I paid $800 for a 42k mile old heated/powered/lumbar Natty Brown convertible interior for the 330Cic I still need to get rid of. I felt like I overpaid, although that's in part just because I didn't actually *need* it. (I could've had the original stock grey seats shipped down to me from Atlanta for far less.)

Actually, hmm. If you're in Atlanta and are thinking of selling, maybe I'll drive a van up, buy yours, pick up that old grey one, and get rid of this convertible set. I thought it'd lead to way more interest and a better price on the vert, but realistically I'm just going to take the first offer I see so I can get rid of it and have the cash, so I might as well leave it grey...
Yeah thats why I wanted to get some opinions from some people before I consider posting them.

I'm considering selling because I picked up a full tannin red interior this past weekend 15 mins from the house and I just couldnt pass it up. I've never seen one for sale for a touring and it should look pretty great on my alpine white.
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Man if I had seen that red one for sale I'd have saved you the hassle and just bought it instead

Hooray for Alpine White with good color interiors!
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Yeah I scooped the red within hours of them being posted. Pics of my natural brown fronts attached. Unfortunately all I got right now.
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Were the seats originally natural brown? $600-800 doesn't seem too far off to me, but check to see what local wreckers want for E46 seats (it'll probably towards the high end for a plebeian color) and go from there. Bonus points if the occupancy sensor works.
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:56 PM   #7
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Were the seats originally natural brown? $600-800 doesn't seem too far off to me, but check to see what local wreckers want for E46 seats (it'll probably towards the high end for a plebeian color) and go from there. Bonus points if the occupancy sensor works.
All but the front originally natural brown. Car didn't originally have sport fronts. They were grey but I dyed them with leatherique and they look fantastic. Reused the black plastics from original seats.
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:01 PM   #8
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I've seen minty black, heated, sport sedan/touring from seats sell for $500 for just the front pair, though that was probably 5 years ago. I can see $600-800 being perfectly reasonable for the natty brown setup. If you had the black cargo area panels and trim, $800 for sure.

And nice score on the tannin red!

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Old 07-30-2019, 08:05 PM   #9
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I've seen minty black, heated, sport sedan/touring from seats sell for $500 for just the front pair, though that was probably 5 years ago. I can see $600-800 being perfectly reasonable for the natty brown setup. If you had the black cargo area panels and trim, $800 for sure.

And nice score on the tannin red!

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Thanks for the feedback. These suggestions are about what I was thinking. I may start asking price a bit higher cuz it's a rare color and wagon tax but this is certainly giving me a great price point for the market. Certainly appreciated.
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I paid $600 picked up for this non-heated setup here. The front seats have some slight cracking on the outside and the bolsters have some discoloration wear and the stitching is starting to deteriorate, other than that it is in great shape and I am happy with the purchase. If someone offered $800, I would not sell it.

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Wow George I'd say you got a pretty good deal there! Its honestly a super difficult decision to decide between the two most rare stock touring interior colors. I might just horde both and change out when I get bored.....
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Wow George I'd say you got a pretty good deal there! Its honestly a super difficult decision to decide between the two most rare stock touring interior colors. I might just horde both and change out when I get bored.....
No! I want to buy one of them.
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i paid $600 picked up for this non-heated setup here. The front seats have some slight cracking on the outside and the bolsters have some discoloration wear and the stitching is starting to deteriorate, other than that it is in great shape and i am happy with the purchase. If someone offered $800, i would not sell it.
$801

OP I think the range of 500-700 is fair depending upon the rear seat condition/what's included (that's what I'd consider paying for it at least)

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dang all that for $600. hella good deal for sure.
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:59 PM   #15
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yea $600 was a steal, for all that $800 would be a steal. I paid $600 for a set of black front M3 seats (memory/heated good not great condition) years ago and I thought that was a great deal.
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All but the front originally natural brown. Car didn't originally have sport fronts. They were grey but I dyed them with leatherique and they look fantastic. Reused the black plastics from original seats.
when you dye it, how does the thread look? Does it look painted? Im not familiar with the process. Just curious as i have beige and would prefer natural brown or cognac.

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