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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 01-13-2008, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone ever seen this color of leather?

Hey... I found a really nice set of leather seats in the JY the other day and decided to swipe them for my Dad's '91 318. They are a really unique color that I've never seen on an E30. I found the spec sheet behind the rear seat springs... the color is (in German) Taurusrot. I think that this translates to Bull Red? Anyhow, it's kind of a deep reddish brown color. Very unique. It came out of an '86 325i. Anyone else out there ever seen this color?
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can I take this as a no? Does anyone know where to find a list of factory colors available on the E30?
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've seen a factor red interior in an E30 and E28 but I don't know if it is the same color I've seen. Post some pics.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's a picture that I found on Google... looks like they're in a 6 series. This is the color though. Pretty sweet... I didn't know it exsisted!
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah i have seen them in sixers not an e30 though..... i want those....
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the old 500 mercs use the same colour,they class it as ox blood.....

still a rare colour i think.
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Yea, There was about 6 months ago on ebay U.K a 5 series with that colour and the paint work matched, it looked AWFUL.
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I have that exact color in my 86 325es with black exterior. I love it!
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could that be the BMW Buffalo leather seats?
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Go to an auto upholstery shop and ask them. They probably have a catalog with that leather choice available. I have a client that has a shop and does this work in Southern California.
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It's difficult for me, at least, to follow this thread. However, if I am reading this right there are two different vantage points. One is that the interior is red and the other is that the interior is tan. Is that right?
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Umm this thread is old.... He wanted to know what color that red interior was and if anyone have heard of it....
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obviously this came back to life on its own then.....
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lol old tread i mean thread

I have that interior 87 325is forget the name of it
delphin gray exterion red/black interior
cinnabar, helrot, some german word I thought other than the one OP used?

oh yeh "cardinal red" I believe it is
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