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.Download Brochure
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.
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.
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.
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.