Do in my buddy's 20 th where the seats say recaro one is stitched in silver and one is gold (dark brown)
Obviously a previous owner had either the seat or the seat cover replaced, Due to the airbags blowing the seat apart or maybe burnt a hole...and the replacement one is diff color.
Common sense is pretty hard to come across these days.
Or you can go on thinking its some crazy mystery.
I have the same thing with my 20th, must have been replaced, but I cant understand why they would make a replacement seat cover with a diff color stitching knowing that this is the only car with those seat covers. I just live with it, cause its a function>form thing.
Mine was the same.
IT is the SUN that has caused the colour change to the darker folder brown. It is a reaction of the dye/chemicals in the stitching and prolonged UV exposure.
This isn't my first 20th, in fact, this one is mine for the second time. The Driver's seat cover was replaced and like yours is silver on the drivers side.
The GTi had also faded to a pink on the passenger's seat.
I went to Staples, picked up some permanent markers and fixed the passengers seat. One red marker, and one silver or metallic marker. Did the same thing with one of my MK2's years ago as well.
2013 CW 2dr GTi 6spd,Euro LED, RVC, Euro Recaro, Headlight Washers, APR Stg2, Carbonio, Magnaflow w/ APR DP, Airlift bags, Accuair E-Level & I-Level, BBS Super RS 19", and some Carbon trim...
2014 TR Beetle Turbo, OEM BiXenon, Magnaflow, MK6 DG springs
Its actually not faded and its a very common thing for the stitching to be mismatched for some reason. There was a thread about this a while back. I remember reading it because my car is the same way. Its not sun faded though. My car is gold driver an silver passenger, and there are lots of people who have it reversed.
Nobody really has a good answer as to why this is but its something that makes the car even more unique I guess. Best guess I have is that maybe they were going to do different color stitching based on the paint color (Gold- Imola Yellow, Silver- Jazz Blue, Black- BMP) but then scrapped the idea or something and just threw the different color stitching in whatever car?? I would be willing to trade one of my seats so that the stitching matches though... Looks better IMO