Only the red material is special order, about $80yd. The rest is labor and rebuilding 3 bolsters and the resto of the seats and headrests. Should I dicker about the total? Do your customers expect to push a little on your high end jobs?
Now if I do this, and the restore is fine. And the rest of the car including the engine is restored, what are these '81 pacers going for these days?
I really don't have people haggling me much at all. Even if they did, I know where I need to be to make anything off the job so Im probably not gonna budge on my price. I will say that at least in my opinion, the Recaro seats no matter if they are in a BMW or etc or any style of seat like that is or can be a pain in the rear to do. Lotus has the same style of seat as far as construction. The insert ( the red part on your seat) is attached after the sides and backs. The foam is always in need of repair and I just personally don't like messing with them. They look fine mind you, but I hate to see them come to me for work.
If you have previous experiance with the shop and like their work, Id just let them do it and you can be pretty sure your gonna be happy with the job. I have no idea what they charge for work on average though so this could be a fair price for what they do. For example if I get 350 dollars for an average 80's chevy bench seat and they normally get 450.00 for the same job, then thats just a geographical price differance for the areas I guess.
As for the value of the car after finished.... I have no idea.