I appreciate the photos, Fine Job!!
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|$600 shipped?...thats pretty pricey|
In reality, it's a bargain as I see it. In 1997, when I was looking for my Corrado, I ran across several that had cloth interiors. I held out for one with Leather, but in several instances I was reminded that if the rest of the car was what I was looking for, a good auto interior shop could reconstruct the seats with leather inserts for around $1k.
10 years later, I am still quite happy with my decision to hold out for leather, but having 170,000 miles on it, the leather is not in pristine shape anymore. (it wasn't exactly pristine at 70k miles when I bought it).
For $600-$800, you get pristine leather that has not been subject to "whatever" for the last 13-17 years. Many of the leather interior bits I see on the Vortex Classifieds were swapped out because the owner either decided to go for something aftermarket, or found something in better shape than what they had (especially the Tan leather seats). For $600-$800, you get a new hide to park under your hide. If the Corrado is not your daily, then it may very well be worth the $$$ to reskin the seats.
At some point, I would venture to say some entrepeneur will start scarfing up the cloth Corrado seats in the Classifieds and covering them with fresh leathers from these kits. The reskinned seats will start appearing with a markup reasonable for someone having spent the time and trouble to reskin the seats. Reskinning seats is an art, as the OP found out when he ventured into doing them himself. Like anything, the more you repeat the process, the better you become at it.