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Alcantara seat bolsters...

I went to look at a '55 yesterday, in Designo Mauritius Blue (amazing!) with a beige interior, and on the seats they never had the alcantara shoulder areas, they were leather. I've only ever seen the two-colour seats without the alcantara, or is it a beige thing? The interior is listed as Orient beige but maybe it's a designo instead, any ideas?

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Its a weird system mate, its obviously a conflict with one of the colours so its not being used.

I think alcantara is avoided with beige in general.
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The interior is not designo from what I can tell.

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Ah OK cheers.

I must say I'm usually only a fan or silver or white cars, but Mauritius Blue is just stunning (if a little bright), I think a few pics might be in order later in the week.
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It is a nice one i agree, not so sure on the beige mind you.
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Yeah the beige looks nice although I would prefer if more of the doors were black like it is on some of the other interior colours, it gets a bit much.
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Yep seat covers a must on that colour, especially if you wear jeans all the time, which I do.

Any idea on easy and cheap would it be to switch out the door cards to black please?
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Cost not so nice for the Nappa in a 55, easy - yes very
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OK thanks Dan, maybe a bargaining tool if I was to go for that car, cheers.
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Actually the beige wears very well - in the aprx 2 years I had mine it held up great with no obvious signs of wear. I did detail it once a month with a quality leather cleaner/conditioner which no doubt helped a lot. And yea, no Alcantara on the seats...it's a beige thing *L*.
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Ah OK cheers.

I must say I'm usually only a fan or silver or white cars, but Mauritius Blue is just stunning (if a little bright), I think a few pics might be in order later in the week.
Mauritus is not my style, I am fond on the more elegant and conservative dark colours of navy, maroon, black, grey and other hides. Currently I have my eyes on Designo Mystic Blue or Designo Mystic red if I am going to get a new Merc in the future. If I do get an SL it will most definetley be fitted with the Desgino precious stones instead of wood or carbon fiber.

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Actually the beige wears very well - in the aprx 2 years I had mine it held up great with no obvious signs of wear. I did detail it once a month with a quality leather cleaner/conditioner which no doubt helped a lot. And yea, no Alcantara on the seats...it's a beige thing *L*.
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If I do get an SL it will most definetley be fitted with the Desgino precious stones instead of wood or carbon fiber.
Yep some of those are really cool, a bit more unusual than normal.
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And yea, no Alcantara on the seats...it's a beige thing *L*.
Bill, I guess it was a good thing you were always going in a straight line, 1/4 mile at a time!!
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Bill, I guess it was a good thing you were always going in a straight line, 1/4 mile at a time!!
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Mauritus is not my style, I am fond on the more elegant and conservative dark colours of navy, maroon, black, grey and other hides. Currently I have my eyes on Designo Mystic Blue or Designo Mystic red if I am going to get a new Merc in the future. If I do get an SL it will most definetley be fitted with the Desgino precious stones instead of wood or carbon fiber.
I have mystic blue with all black interior, I have never had so many people comment on the colour, they are blown away by it. I paid $4k more than a lower miles Mauritius with designo interior (blue black) car, the interior and roll hoops nailed it along with some iffy wood. Not for me either Im afraid.
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My (new to me since dec last year) 55 - Designo Mauritius blue has the designo blue/black interior with some iffy wood ! My dealer really struggled to get a barely used 55 with the spec I was looking for.....i didn't mind the exterior colour, but in the end I purchased it although I was making a compromise with the interior.....after a month with it, I barely notice the wood and have got used to the interior.

I wonder if I bought the car you looked at ?

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Hi there, i suspect it may well have been as i bought mine in late sept. If it was in a MB dealer near to your location then i bet it was, had 10+ k miles from memory ? I also was ok with the colour but the final decider was the leather hoops in blue, but eh I dont want to run down your pride and joy, its still a lovely motor. Im chuffed with mine although wish Id held out a bit longer before buying, it bombed again just after i coughed. Cheers
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prob was the same car. funnily i didn't even notice the hoops, my wife did. i struggled to find a used 55 with all the extras i wanted, so the colour became a lower priority. I had to wait until dec as the lease on my 350 didn't end until then...i got a pretty good deal out of the dealer
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