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V8-250 Saloon: Front Seats - Manual & Automatic

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V8-250 Saloon: Front Seats - Manual & Automatic

Post by classiclife » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:15 pm


Can anyone clarify please, IF the front seats for a V8-250 saloon were different for manual and auto transmission cars ??

From photos I have seen, I get the impression that the front corner edges (adjacent with each other) on a manual have a more pronounced curve whereas on the auto transmission cars are more square edged. If this is the case, I presume this is to allow movement for the manual gearstick ??

Any help, much appreciated.


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Re: V8-250 Saloon: Front Seats - Manual & Automatic

Post by Sydsmith » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:54 pm

Hi Richard. When I bought my V8 240 manual the driver seat squab was badly worn with some rips. I bought a complete set of seats from an auto version, which matched both the colour and the patina, now I can't say for sure that there was any difference in the two sets but if there is it is difficult to detect, I have only fitted the driver side squab which matches the passenger seat fine.

As the old and replacement squabs just exchanged without any fettling I am fairly certain there is no difference in the basic shape of the seat.

The manual gear lever is a long way forward of the seats so I would say there is no difference. Syd

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Re: V8-250 Saloon: Front Seats - Manual & Automatic

Post by buckfield » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:14 pm

Hi, yes they are different as the seats have a cutout for manual the stick when going into 2nd and 4th, I have the man/od version and the difference is minor if any? tony

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