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    Thanks, GAMBO. I'll have to take a shot of the interior tomorrow, but I'm 99% sure it looks just like yours.

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    On a side note, passed on to me by Canada's #1 master Toyota mechanic back in the day, terracotta (oxblood) was considered most vogue or kakkoii in the Japanese cultural mindset.

    Example of a signed hinomaru yosegaki (Imperial prayer flag)



    These were carried by mariners and submariners for good luck during WWII http://www.gethistorytoday.com/samples/pages.html

    It is no surprise that Toyoda painted their flagship this colour.



    However, it was not perceived as fasshonaburu in markets accustomed to sports cars painted in black, red or silver, so Toyota hired colour consultants in order to appeal to foreign tastes. I thought about changing the colour when I had a paint job, but owing this heritage, I decided to keep it TC (with a personal touch)

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    Here’s a break-down of the word:Terracotta, terra cotta or terra-cotta

    Terra = earth in Latin and other languages (ex. as used in territory)
    Cotta = loosely translated means to cook (ex. ricotta cheese = re-cooked cheese)
    So, terra cotta = earth + cooked or baked earth (ex. clay pots)
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    CelicaSupra.com Member '82supra's Avatar
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    What my L-type interior must have looked like when new:



    And this in cloth:



    Much obliged to fellow member Johnb7 who provided me a minty set of rear TC skins, put to good use on front seat resto-mod

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    My 83 L Type was Rose Gray on terracotta. In my 82 p-type is terracotta on terracotta. And does anybody on here by chance have any good terracotta interior pieces that they would sell a couple on my 82 are in not the best shape and I'm looking for a couple pieces?

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    Terra-cotta for me !
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    I didn't look for replacement skins for my seats so I CHEATED:
    I found some seat covers that were pretty close to the OEM color, but they are blue.
    I sold some front seat skins (only) to a nice guy in Arizona,maybe.

    Are there only one style of terracotta? In cloth,that is.
    My blue skins were available in the stripe pattern and the herringbone style.
    P&... L types had different styles.

    Gee Greg,if my seats were THAT nice,I would cover them!

    I have 2 more drivers seat covers left,when I trash those. $30 a pair. Fee Pay.
    (Cigarette burns and screwdriver in back pocket accidents).
    Find some skins and then cover them to preserve their condition.
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    Right on Dave, I've driven with the seats au naturel for a couple years to work the leather in. Fortunately no problems, even with two small kids, seat covers will be used more from now on.
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