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1988 Reatta with grey leather and suede seats

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It was not an option, the 88 Reatta's came that way, as they ran out of the suede as production went into later 88's they went to all leather.  The more popular colors like tan ran out quicker than the other colors.

 

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If you like, please provide the V.I.N. and consider sending your information to Barney Eaton. Barney runs a database tracking the whereabouts of the Reattas. To further Y Job Fan's comment, suede was used on the bolsters through about 1500 to 2000 in the production of 1988, when, due to wear issues, Buick decided to use smooth leather on the bolsters.  Therefore, while not rare per se, suede bolster cars are known as "early" cars.  Just like any car with unique features, this does help preserve value and interest in your car.  A few suede bolstered cars had seat replacements under warranty. 

 

I hope that helps. Welcome to the Reatta Forum of the A.A.C.A. 

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The debate goes on about the suede............some think it was deleted because of wear,  but Buick had experience with suede in the Riviera and if wear was the problem they should have known about it from the Riviera.

Most likely it was cost......it probably cost more and it may have been a problem getting color matches for the suede and slick leather.   

If you have an early 1988 with the suede........good for you, it looks good.

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The suede would have been very expensive as it was just not run of the mill suede but from a well know and better brand suede producer. of course it was pigskin suede as well, not form the normal sources  

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