The freaking ugly-ass logo…I love it. I’ve won an auction on Yahoo Japan for a NISMO strut tower bar. It came really cheap but it does need a bit of refurb. I plan to strip it down and repaint it. I can recreate the decal really easily.
I also have a bid in, presently, for this reasonably clean “Sports Steering Wheel” which was a NISMO accessory back in the ’90s.
Hoping to win that one without much competition.
Regarding the upholstery…
I’ve been told by a couple upholstery shops that redoing these seats will be more trouble than it’s worth. The construction isn’t like many other seats (the Miatas included) whereby the covers are separate from the padding and frame. The fabric is actually glued right to the padding. This means new upholstery will have to be glued on top of the old stuff…which won’t really work because the old stuff is coming off in many places.
So I have to either replace the seats, or get some aftermarket covers that “strap” on. In most pics I’ve seen of the latter they look all baggy and droopy. No thanks.
I’m keeping an eye out for a set of these in good nick. They’re rare…and expensive as hell. But it’s worth scrimping and saving for some period-correct kit with that logo that’s so ugly it’s almost pretty.