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Old 14th June 2007, 03:25   #1
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Buffalo Nutria Leather

Has anyone seen this type of leather? The code is 0181, which I can't find in any BMW refs, including Mobile Tradition's archive. It is light tan in colour, with a suede-like texture.

I've attached some pics of the interior of an E24 with that leather type and code.

Anyone seen it before?
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Sorry, no. This sounds like one that Batmobile may be able to answer!

In another post on this board, I'm certain he advised that 0181 was Buffalo hide in Nutria. But this is clearly suede and not the usual tanned hide.


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Nutria is a mid brown shade, very nice, what you posted looks like a totally faded leather then brushed before the redye treatment, or an alcantare recover.
If you like to see a buffalo nutria, look at a 7 e23 with brown buffalo, executive option, i'll post a pic of my M635csi or of my 735i executive tomorrow, both have a buffalo nutria option

On the M register there is an euro M5 transplanted to america with the 0181 nutria buffalo, there you can check the colour
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Thanks. Does the stiching look stock to you? A re-dye might be possible (how many coats of Leatherique would that take??!!) but I haven't seen the car in person yet, so I'm not sure if it's a re-cover job or not, and I don't know enough about BMW's upholstery patterns to be sure.

It's an early M635 that I'm in the process of negotiating a buy. Now I know why the seats didn't seem to match the colour of the dash and door trim (definitely a mid-brown, therefore Nutria). If the seats are re-covered, I may negotiate a bit off the price. If they're original, but restoreable, I'll probably pay closer to the asking.

Thanks again. And Batmobile, if you could post those pictures I'd appreciate it. I found the M5 on the register, but more pics is always better!
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