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    Natural vs. Standard Leather

    How different in the feel/quality are the natural leathers (grey/brown) from the regular leathers? People seem to have very different opinions.

    Thanks.

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    I don't have the natural grey but I wish I did. Nat brown is too much a saturated peanut butter color for my taste. My interior is black full leather, which is plenty good quality on its own, but the natural grey has that classic old world texture (see 2nd pic below) and personally I really like the look of natural grey.

    Natural has more of butter-soft hand as well, so the wear on high-traffic areas may show up more quickly than regular Porsche leathers. Natural is probably not "worth" the extra $1500, expect to see $200 of that at resale, but I'll get natural grey next time anyway-- if I'm ordering. The concept of *value* is grotesquely warped when discussing P-car interior bits....my favortite example being PCM Package in Aluminum -- is an ounce of alum.silver paint for the PCM package worth $2350??

    BLACK FULL LEATHER door panel:

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    NATURAL GREY LEATHER door panel:

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    I think the natural leather option also include leather cover on some of the pillars (A, B,C)& Rear panal trim, etc?

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    drbf is correct....just as with Full Leather, with Nat brown or Nat grey you get rear seats + rear seat side panels surround + A-pillars in leather... I think B-pillar leather (the panel between the driver's door window and rear teardrop window- above seat belt retractor) is still extra cost option.

    NATURAL BROWN LEATHER .. soft as buttah! ...

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    Damian said:
    drbf is correct....just as with Full Leather, with Nat brown or Nat grey you get rear seats + rear seat side panels surround + A-pillars in leather... I think B-pillar leather (the panel between the driver's door window and rear teardrop window- above seat belt retractor) is still extra cost option.

    NATURAL BROWN LEATHER .. soft as buttah! ...



    Timeless, beautiful and inviting!

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    I ordered the natural brown for my paint to sample 997S cab and I couldn't be happier with the natural leather. It is a lot tougher than I thought it would be. They reserve the top 5% in terms of quality to be turned into the natural leathers.

    Dan

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    So you've compared it to the regular leather and found it much better?

    Thanks.

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    thegratingone said:
    So you've compared it to the regular leather and found it much better?

    Thanks.



    Absolutely. I have owned other Porsche 911s with full leather and they just were nothing like the naturals. Do a little research on the natural leathers. They reserve the best 5% of the hides they get (this is at the leather processors) to be used for Porsche's natural leathers. The finish process is entirely different from that used with the regular ones. The feeling is considerably different, the scent, and the look. In fact, it almost looks fake because it is so good. For years auto maufactures would brag about the leather in their cars, mentioning the little flaws in leather (bug bites, encounters with wire fences) that would prove to you the genuiness of the leather. This stuff is way above that. There are NO flaws.

    See my postings elsewhere on Natural Brown here, and on the Rennlist.

    Link: http://www.rennteam.com/showflat.php?Cat...0&fpart=all


    Dan

     
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