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#1 HUTCH

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 11:58 AM

I've just struck a deal with Al Knoch Interiors for their reproduction 1996 Grand Sport seat covers. Available in either RED or BLACK, these seat covers are a perfect match to the original OEM Grand Sport sport seats. They are made of quality leather to match the originals, right down to the precise stitching of the "Grand Sport" logo in the seat rests and the perforated material in the inner seat surface. And unlike the factory replacement seat covers, Al's comes with new seat foam already attached to the leather covers. This not only makes for an easier installation, but makes the seats look truly new when installed. Al's stuff is always top quality, and these seat covers are no different.

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Before they were discontinued, new OEM replacement seat covers cost over $2600 for both seats. Al's regular retail on these is $1299. The GSR member's price WAS $1050 plus $30 shipping. Not a bad price.

But under this new deal, if we order THREE sets or more, we can get them for just...

$850 + shipping ($875 total) if paid by cash, check, or money order ...or... $875 + shipping ($900 total) if paid by PayPal or CreditCard Note: GSR Lifetime Members may deduct $25 from these prices.

Orders must be placed through the GSR. The drop-dead due date is Friday, April 29th meaning I *MUST* have your payment in hand by that date. No extensions!

I will place the order on Saturday, April 30th. Shipping will be via UPS Ground so you should allow 2 weeks or so for delivery.

If you wish to pay by PAYPAL, the price is $900.00. A PayPal account can be set up to draw funds from your credit card, debit card, or bank account, your choice. I have set up a special PayPal payment link at http://www.grandspor...atcover_pay.htm.

If you wish to pay by CHECK, the price is $875.00. Make it out to the Grand Sport Registry and mail to:

Grand Sport Registry
ATTN: Seat Covers
13644 Crystal River Dr
Orlando, FL 32828

Write on your check the COLOR of the seat covers you want (RED or BLACK). Also include the shipping address if different from what is on your check. I will not cash your check until the actual order is placed.

Again, GSR Lifetime Members may deduct $25 from these prices.

Remember... I must have your payment in hand by April 29th. No cancellations and no refunds after April 30th.

Email me if you have any questions. I'm in for one set, maybe two. Who else???
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:50 PM

Just to back up what Hutch said, Al's work is top quality. A buddy here ordered a set for his CE in Red and I was completely amazed in the work, these seats are a steal at that price! I hope someone jumps on this.

And Hutch see is he will cut me a deal on just ONE GS Red seat cover driver or passanger, I would like to have a office chair made.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 08:13 PM

Hutch, darn it all. You need to stop spending my money. Im really serious. :cya: Just sent payment. I like the idea of making anf office chair. That would look sweet in my GS themed office that Im creating in my head. :cya:

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 04:06 PM

Daniel -- That's a neat idea. If I'm not mistaken, Mike "Corvette" Conti had a Grand Sport office chair that someone stole at Carlisle a couple years ago. What a shame.

I imagine they would be willing to sell you just one seat cover for ~ 1/2 the price. Let me know if you are serious and I'll check.

Jason -- Sorry about spending your money. :cya: Got your payment. You are IN on this, dude!

Any body else want to play? Need the $$$ by the end of the month! See payment details at http://www.grandspor...atcover_pay.htm.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 06:00 PM

Hutch,

I'm in! Check is being mailed tomorrow morning.

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 09:43 PM

Hey Hutch, was curious if Al Knoch has ever made a shift boot for the C4. Checked out his site and didnt see anything. Was thinking that would be cool to have one made in red that was the same color and leather as the seats. Whaddya think? :cya:

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 12:20 PM

Elaine -- Will be looking for your check!

Jason -- Nope, Al Knoch's hasn't done any shift boots. That would be more in the purview of someone like Vette Essentials but he concentrates solely on the C5 (and soon the C6, I imagine). He makes GREAT stuff as I had several of his components in my old Z06 Convertible.

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I'll ask if he would be interested in making any red C4 shift boots. We might have to come up with a donor boot they could use for a template, though.
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:30 PM

So far, we have 8 folks in on the Group Purchase for a set of Al Knoch reproduction Grand Sport seat covers.

We'll never find them this cheap again so if you want in, now is the time. I MUST have your check or PayPal payment in hand by Apr 29th so hurry up already! :P
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 09:03 PM

Looks like our GP is up to 12 sets now. :)

Not too late if someone else wants in on this deal. Contact me ASAP!
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Posted 05 May 2005 - 02:46 AM

This GP is now closed!

The seat covers have been ordered and will be drop shipped individually. I didn't bug Al Knoch's about an estimated delivery time but I'd give 'em 4 weeks to be safe.

Sure hope they come out nice. I bought TWO sets, myself! Never going to find them this cheap again, that's for sure.
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Posted 05 May 2005 - 09:29 AM

:P :wacko: B) Cant wait to get em.

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:13 PM

Spoke to Al Knoch's today to confirm our order. Everything looks good. They will do these in batches so some folks will get them earlier, anywhere from 2 - 6 weeks. Al says they are awesome seats! Can't wait to get ours! :wacko:
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Posted 25 May 2005 - 07:18 PM

Has anyone received their new seats yet?? I'm getting very itchy!! :yesnod:

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 07:40 PM

Not yet, Im giving them a couple more weeks before I start wondering where they are. :yesnod:

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 02:17 AM

UPS delivered mine on Wednesday. They look great.


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Posted 27 May 2005 - 09:09 AM

Thanks for posting the photos, Michael. They do look great! Can't wait to get our two sets.

Everyone please be patient. We only placed our order early in May and need to give them 6 weeks plus shipping time. I'm sure we will all get them in due course. :P
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Posted 04 June 2005 - 03:35 PM

GS Diva (aka Elaine Kemp) -- Have you seen your seat covers yet? I got a note from Al Knoch's that they had been shipped.

I apologize to everyone who ordered these for the delay. It seems that Knoch's is taking their sweet time building and shipping these. Ah, but perfection takes time, I guess. :cheers:
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Posted 04 June 2005 - 09:08 PM

Sweet, cant wait to get mine. :yesnod:

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 06:32 PM

The seats arrived today...and they're gorgeous!!!

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 09:12 PM

Still wating for mine. :yesnod:




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