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Old 02-05-2022, 04:33 AM
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Help from someone living in Europe needed for obtaining original Fabric

Hi,
I need to order original Interior Fabric for my 1979 W123 Mercedes. The only known sources are in Germany & UK. None of these suppliers will ship overseas. Is there someone that lives in Europe, that will let me order & ship the Fabric to their address & I will pay you the costs to ship to me in USA?
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Old 02-06-2022, 05:46 AM
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Like this source? Why don’t you email him if he’ll ship direct to you?

POLSTERSTOFFE MERCEDES W123 Serie 3 Streifenkaro - Steenbuck Grosshandel - Tel. 04175 8126
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Old 02-06-2022, 10:09 AM
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There is a place out of the Netherlands that ships to the us, if it is still around. I paid around 300 for 4 square meters. Plenty to do the entire car plus some. The transaction involved a bank transfer. Let me see if I can find that information. I found the company from the Pelican Porsche forum. the oTher thing is they were selling out of a lot of the older styles so its a maybe. Its a fraction of the cost as Cabrio.de or one of the other high end places from De, forgot the name.
Edit, Here https://westtrading.nl/en/car-upholstery/seat-upholstery/brand/mercedes/
They have some of the classic colors left still. Make up a business name when addressing them. Shouldn't be an issue. Mine came very quickly. I was worried about the transfer, but it went well. Had to pay customs.$25 or 50 I can't remember.
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Old 02-06-2022, 11:37 AM
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You don't have to go to Europe to buy.

Try World Auto Upholstery in Santa Paula CA
World Upholstery & Trim, American Manufacturer of Car/Auto Upholstery, Carpet, Convertible Tops, Car Seats, Headliners & Door Panel Parts for Classic European Cars like Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, Fiat, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo
800-222-9577

About four years ago I ordered 8 yards of Palomino MB Tex to recover my living room recliner, and started a thread about it.

Consider MB-Tex for your upholstered household furniture

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Old 02-06-2022, 11:44 AM
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Pretty penny for that compared to the Netherland route. Is the OP looking for showroom quality? Be prepared to pay more than the value of the car for an interior.. I tried that. I think they quoted me at nearly 2k for two front seat covers, without install. Interior work is nearly as much as paint work.
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Old 02-06-2022, 12:45 PM
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When I checked years ago, World Upholstery did not carry the cloth material. If they do now, it is around the same rate as cabrio.de, pricey. If you want a show car, go for it. I used (*** PM me) to make the seat covers. Worked out well. I would say the manufacturer, but I think Pelican offers seat covers.
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Old 02-09-2022, 06:13 PM
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Didn't see mention of these guys. Upholsterer showed me a 150 page catalog, interiors and tops:
www.gahh.com
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Old 02-09-2022, 06:22 PM
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Thanks to C. Donner tip I tried contacting the Netherlands Supplier. They only want to sell to a Auto Trimmer business. I gave them my restoration Business info, but haven't heard back again yet. I will probably try calling the German suppliers that say on their website , no overseas shipping, as a last resort.
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Old 02-10-2022, 06:30 PM
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I just clicked the checkout box, they sent me the wire info, I completed the transaction through an online international wire service. All correspondences for info or samples went unanswered. It was a little unnerving, but no issue came up. Others have had success doing the same.
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Old 02-10-2022, 07:49 PM
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I did the same steps, but got the message about only selling to an Auto Trimmer
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Old 03-16-2022, 12:08 AM
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I have found two excellent sources for W123 original Fabric & for other vintage Mercedes , plus received within days. prices much better then the potential Netherlands & UK sources too
- oldtimer-textiles.de
- sattlershop.com
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Old 03-26-2022, 12:33 AM
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Bill Hirsh in Newark, New Jersey maybe. Advertises in Hemmings.

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