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Door Panels : Vinyl vs. Leather


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Did 1999-2000 996's come with the option for vinyl door panels instead of leather? From what I understand, the vinyl ones look different than the leather. I'm just not sure if the vinyl only came in boxsters.

(I'm buying a used set from someone who can't remember what they look like, but knows they came out of a 2000 996 cab. and that they are in great shape)

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Did 1999-2000 996's come with the option for vinyl door panels instead of leather? From what I understand, the vinyl ones look different than the leather. I'm just not sure if the vinyl only came in boxsters.

(I'm buying a used set from someone who can't remember what they look like, but knows they came out of a 2000 996 cab. and that they are in great shape)

I forgot to mention, the one on the right picture is vinyl. A vinyl panel doesn´t have stiching on it, and the vinylpart is one of piece...

Kare

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Did 1999-2000 996's come with the option for vinyl door panels instead of leather? From what I understand, the vinyl ones look different than the leather. I'm just not sure if the vinyl only came in boxsters.

(I'm buying a used set from someone who can't remember what they look like, but knows they came out of a 2000 996 cab. and that they are in great shape)

Knowing the year and model doesn't guarantee anything. The image on the left is a full leather door card, and full leather is an option in all 996/986 cars. The obvious visual difference is a tucked leather seam on the full leather card vs. a molded ridge on the vinyl card.

Not all vinyl on the cars is created equal. From 97-99, the Boxsters and 996 had a "bumpy" vinyl net optic grain that felt and looked a bit cheap. They returned to the traditional leather-patterned vinyl in the 2000 MY.

Mark

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I have pictures of this guys seats and dashboard. Did the "leather upgrade" come as a set with other parts that may have identifying traits that I could see with those pictures? For example (leather door panels would mean that you had a leather dash too, and a leather dash is readily identifyable by looking for stitching on the instrument mound)

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