Bride seats are one of the mainstays of the JDM tuner scene. They come in loud, lairy colours like bright red and blue, and would be the perfect addition to something like a turbo Silvia or modern GT-R (with the matching grey and charcoal trademark Bride fabric on the door cards and rear seat of course). However, for classics, unless you’re going for the resto-mod look, Brides are they’re a little bit too out of character for our old classics.
Called the Histrix, Bride has just released a low-backed, hardshell motorsport seat that wouldn’t look out of place in your Hakosuka or RX-3. The Histrix is trimmed in leather, with round vent-holes in the seatback that are very reminiscent of competition seats in the 60s and early 70s. The shellback is “super aramid” (I think that means carbon fibre), and I’m sure that, like all Bride seats, those of us with an…um…”fuller” figure will not fit. The Histrix retails for about US$1500 in Japan.