RECARO Classic Pole Position (ABE)

Beauty and safety: a match made in heaven.

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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RECARO Classic Seats.

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.

  • Overview of features

    • Glass fiber-reinforced plastic (GRP) seat shell
    • Weight approx. 7.0 kg (without sidemount and baseframe)
    • ABE/TÜV component certification*
    • Belt slots for 4-point belt
    • Also suitable for use with a 3-point belt
    • Replaceable seat cushion and backrest cushion
    • Paddable lumbar support
    • Classic RECARO emblem

    *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).

  • Accessories (at additional cost)

    • Steel sidemount
  • Dimensions

    Key for comfort dimensions:

    A: Seat height
    B: Seat width
    C: Seat depth

    approx. 7.0 kg

    Dimensions in mm, all dimensions ±10 mm


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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:
Black leather

The original ones

RECARO Classic Seats.

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!


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.

The steel frame at the seat's core, the spring elements, the special, energy-absorbing steel backrest, the seat frame that remains rigid even in lateral directions, the strong side bolsters and the extreme sturdiness of the entire  structure that can absorb forces without splintering: these are all crucial safety features for the driver. Not forgetting, of course, the fully upholstered head rests that are height- and tilt-adjustable.

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Ergonomics and Comfort.

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.

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