Seat Covers for the New Ford GT.


Ed Sims

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That's me for sure! LOL

Ed
 

ChipBeck

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Gentlemen,

I have relayed this info and this thread to Ford and we’ll see what happens. I’m reasonably sure we’ll get this done. Cheers.

Chip
 

ChipBeck

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Gentlemen,

I was asked by my GT concierge what should be made available for the new GT and at the top of my list was seat covers. When the ‘05-‘06 GT was new Ford Performance offered some very durable black canvas seat covers and I’ve had these on my ‘06 GT for over a decade now. Both those covers (photo below) and the leather seats underneath still look brand new on my 12 year old 22,000 mile GT. I find those covers very comfortable, non-slip, and cooler in our AZ heat than the uncovered seat. I have probably let a couple thousand people sit in my GT’s and they get a big kick out of that. But it’s also a lot more wear and tear on the seats if they’re not covered.

So....if you own a new GT or have an allocation for one please post up and answer -

If Ford offered black seat covers similar to the ones they sold for the old GT would you buy them?

My answer is obviously HELL YES and the sooner the better before auto show fans wear my seats out. If enough owners express an interest Ford may make them available. All the best.

Chip
 

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Fasferrari

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Sep 1, 2017
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Avon, CT
Gentlemen,

I was asked by my GT concierge what should be made available for the new GT and at the top of my list was seat covers. When the ‘05-‘06 GT was new Ford Performance offered some very durable black canvas seat covers and I’ve had these on my ‘06 GT for over a decade now. Both those covers (photo below) and the leather seats underneath still look brand new on my 12 year old 22,000 mile GT. I find those covers very comfortable, non-slip, and cooler in our AZ heat than the uncovered seat. I have probably let a couple thousand people sit in my GT’s and they get a big kick out of that. But it’s also a lot more wear and tear on the seats if they’re not covered.

So....if you own a new GT or have an allocation for one please post up and answer -

If Ford offered black seat covers similar to the ones they sold for the old GT would you buy them?

My answer is obviously HELL YES and the sooner the better before auto show fans wear my seats out. If enough owners express an interest Ford may make them available. All the best.

Chip
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Hell yes!
Will I be able to order the seat covers when I spec my GT?
Hopefully soon.
Thank you very much Chip.
Best wishes.
 

PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
1,255
Kalama, WA
I’d probably order a set, but to be honest, if the new car’s seats are as well made as the old, I don’t think covers are needed: After 48,000 miles my 06 seats still look good with just a little patina. Is it just me who likes a car to show that it’s actually been used?
Yer not alone. I'm coming up on 60Kmi in my car, and I like to brag at C&C that "I drive it daily." I've still got a ways to go to catch up with Jeff. However, I did buy the seat covers made by Christa, and I sewed a pocket in the lumbar part of the seat cover for a hand bulb-pump lumbar support air bag, which I really like on long cross-country drives. Curious, do the NFGT seats have a lumbar adjustment?

If I ever get a NFGT, I'll probably do what Chip has done and protect the interior as much as practical, since I let kids and their minders sit in my car frequently.
 

06fordgt

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I would hope that the seat covers could be made to match the colours of the interiors. It would be a shame to cover the seat if they have the different colours than the standard black.
 

jaxgt

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Other option is get someone reputable to template and custom make them, and once they have pattern, presumably can make lots, and share development costs... Group buy of sorts.
 

AJB

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I would be interested, Chip.

andy (ajb)
 

Sinovac

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Yes!
 

Spirit

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YES !! :thumbsup
 

Awsum GT

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I'm in
 

Vince H

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Great suggestion. I would purchase a set or two.

Vince H
 

DBK

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THamonGT

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I would be interested as I plan on driving my New GT a lot more than I drove my 06 GT!
 

CanadaGT

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Sep 28, 2006
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Edmonton Alberta
I also would love a pair. I also put them on my 06 when new and now have 77,172 miles on her. IMO A must for me and the amount of people I let sit in my car.. Put me down for a set...
 

Specracer

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I would buy them if I had no other options. I would prefer something more custom, that matches the seats more. I was looking at mine, and thinking how a cover that is the same blue alcantara, black center with the stitching, doesnt at least look that hard. I think at least our lightspeed (blue) interior the seats are a much bigger focal point of the car, than the 05. Would miss them if completely covered with a generic cover.
 

txviper

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Seat covers?? What’s next a fuzzy dash cover?? Before you know it there will be a group buy on autozone front bras,lol

Flame suit on!
 

Awsum GT

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maybe just a custom cover for the base of the seat, not the back? That's where most of the wear is correct?
 

Awsum GT

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Seat covers?? What’s next a fuzzy dash cover?? Before you know it there will be a group buy on autozone front bras,lol

Flame suit on!
I would like one of the fuzzy dash covers like you have in your GT... are you still making them?
 

FENZO

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Would certainly have to see the approach first. I don't like the '05/06 options, but my seats have paid the price.

How could you cover this up? (from Hennessey's website)

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