Front seat design - XJ vs Sov

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Front seat design - XJ vs Sov

Postby ChrisDixon » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:20 pm

If my understanding is correct through series 1 - 3 Jags had narrow pleated seats and Damilers wide pleated. Here is a picture from a S1 Sovereign:
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But I have seen other pictures of seats with 6 pleats. What would be correct for an S2 Sovereign? Was lumbar adjustment a feature from S1 or was it added later?

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Re: Front seat design - XJ vs Sov

Postby Tintin » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:29 pm

My S1 Sov has five pleats and no lumbar support. AFAIK, the Jaguar S1 seats were finished in perforated leather.
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Re: Front seat design - XJ vs Sov

Postby mike020150 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:48 am

I haven't seen lumber support on a car until series 3 cars when the seat frames were also revised to allow some at least to incorporate a height adjustment. Wider pleated seats without perforations were used on Daimlers to signify the use of more expensive leather since plain leather without marks is more difficult to produce or conversely, perforated leather with more pleats makes it easier to camouflage natural surface defects on hides. Mike.
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Re: Front seat design - XJ vs Sov

Postby ChrisDixon » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:43 pm

Thanks Mike and Robbie, I seems I have a pair of S3 Sovereign seats with 5 pleats, lumbar but no height adjustment. Just wanted to be able to describe them reasonably accurately in the classifieds. They had been fitted to my S Type but I have sourced original seats for that.


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