New RV8 mats
Roger Aldridge (Oxford Blue 1722) from Berkshire needed some new
mats but found they were NLA so he found a source for remanufactured
mats. (July 07)
As most members will know RV8 floor mats are now NLA and, as mine
were somewhat the worse for wear, I decided to get some made instead.
I took my original set to Autostyle.co.uk who are in Hungerford and
they were able to make me a set for my RV8 at the same price as an
order from their internet site, £60 plus £5 for a heelpad.
I am very pleased with the quality and fit of the mats, they are very
well made, good quality carpet with a non slip backing and fixings.
The fit is perfect.
I choose their beige colour which is lighter than the original MG
Rover mat and is about the same colour as the vinyl in my car, therefore
it is a little light but the binding is dark brown and they look fine
in the car. Autostyle do other colours including black, and will send
a sample if you are not sure. They can also do motifs (but not MG),
so you could do RV8 I guess.
The mats arrived by courier five days after I dropped off my original
worn set and they even returned them. If you are interested you can
order off their website www.autostyle.co.uk
but you will see it does not
mats made by Autostyle in a beige colour which is lighter than the
original MG Rover mat and is about the same colour as the vinyl in
Roger's car. (Photo: Roger Aldridge)
show dark brown binding but it can be done on request. My car is a
reimported Japan spec car with aircon and I am not sure if my passenger
side mat is the same design as for a UK spec car. However Autostyle
will manufacture to a paper template.
I should mention
that I have no relationship with the firm.
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