We took the traditional design of classic-look seats and brought it up to date to create the RECARO Classic Pole Position (ABE).
This Classic version of our road-legal RECARO Pole Position (ABE) racing shell, developed from the RECARO shell for the Porsche 964 RS, means you no longer have to choose between authentic appearance and modern safety standards. With its timeless shape and classic vintage covers, this seat will look at home in even the most sporty of vehicle interiors.
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Walter Röhrl has always been a racing giant. Quite literally! At 6' 4" he certainly lives up to his nickname, "The Tall One". In order to achieve the perfect sitting position, he installed RECARO sports seats in his very first racing cars – a BMW 2002 ti and a Porsche 911 S. Because back then the sporty performance, quality and safety of our seats was as unique as it is today. When it came to choosing his seat, he had just one condition: "It has to be a RECARO!". That meant in his private and classic cars, too.
This was a fortunate decision, for at the 1985 San Remo Rally Walter managed to survive the most serious accident of his career relatively unscathed. RECARO is the obvious choice for those who want the certainty of a seat's protection when driving at the limit.
*ABE/TÜV component certification with 3-point belt available for many vehicles. For further information on specific vehicles, please contact an authorized RECARO partner (ABE/TÜV component certification only in conjunction with RECARO baseframe and sidemount).
Key for comfort dimensions:
A: Seat height
B: Seat width
C: Seat depth
approx. 7.0 kg
Dimensions in mm, all dimensions ±10 mm
RECARO design doesn't take its lead from fleeting fashion trends but is shaped by function alone. For years, Frank Beermann's team has been responsible for industrial design. They create the timeless aestheticthat gives all RECARO seats a contemporary look, whatever the current whims of fashion.
We can offer you many different options to change the look of your RECARO seat so that it perfectly complements your classic car. Our range of cover materials includes a variety of authentic, premium quality polyester-free fabrics, as well as leather. Our exclusive seat leather is produced in Italy using sustainable, carbon-neutral methods.
Seat cover option:
Black leather/Pepita fabric
Seat cover option:
Black leather/classic checkered fabric
Seat cover option:
Black leather/classic corduroy
Seat cover option:
A classic car should be as original and authentic as possible. Any conversions or accessories must remain true to the era of the car's creation. Who better to make seats for your classic car than the company that made the original seats in the first place?
The RECARO seats presented here are the culmination of everything we know today about safe, ergonomic seating. Every RECARO seat fulfills the highest possible standards in workmanship, style and individual comfort.
All of our seats provide the ideal sitting position for your body, so you can be sure of sharp reactions, powerful performance and confident, safe driving.
"A RECARO seat allows you to use the steering wheel as an actual steering wheel – not a support wheel!" explains rally legend Walter Röhrl.
Feel different, drive different!
The new RECARO Automotive Collection is here! From now on you will be able to discover the first items of our exclusive "Initial Edition" for car enthusiasts. With more rolling out every day! Now simply click on the online store and choose from our three exclusive collections: Race, Dynamic and Classic.Learn more
When manufacturing our seats, we make safety our number one priority. Safety determines the quality of every seat and is nowhere more important than in the seat's inner workings. At RECARO, driver protection is about more than just giving you the impression you’re in safe hands. It’s our utmost priority. We act on the maxim of delivering uncompromising safety, reliability and durability to protect our customers under every circumstance and condition. With our DNA firmly anchored in motorsports, we have proven to deliver peak performances in safety, that routinely exceed legal standards.Learn more
Our upholstery is designed in accordance with the latest scientific research into relieving muscular stress. That's why RECARO seats aren't too soft; instead, they provide the body with a fine-tuned firmness that won't tire the driver during long drives. "I don't need a sofa in my car – I need a seat that is comfortable enough for long drives but still gives me excellent feedback from the car," says Walter Röhrl.
We have further enhanced climate comfort by using effective material, structured cover fabric and a thick woolen fleece layer that absorbs moisture. Our super-breathable fabrics and base upholstery help to "air condition" your body.Learn more
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our products or services. The RECARO service team or your local RECARO partner will be happy to assist you.THE RECARO STORE FINDER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS SERVICE CENTER
Since 1906 we never stop searching for something new and are continually breaking new grounds. RECARO products are at the cutting-edge of technology.
We believe in the superior quality and masterly craftsmanship of our products and carefully select only the most precious and top-notch materials for our seats.
At RECARO, driver protection is about more than just giving you the impression you’re in safe hands. It’s our utmost priority.