How to tell if your K1 is Real

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  1. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB SEAT Motorsport UK

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    Because there's nothing on the car that can confirm if its Real or Not and the Log Book etc are useless, ive spoke to one of my contacts at SEAT UK about this Real/Not Real K1 Debate and here's the solution, 2 Ways to tell if your K1 is real or if its not. By Real we mean The car was Built by SEAT UK as K1 Spec and Hasnt been built by the Dealer into K1 Spec or even by an Owner into K1 Spec


    1. Use the form Below, Contact SEAT UK, Provide them the cars ORIGINAL registration plate number, If you have since fitted a private plate you will need to locate the original plate number. They will be able to tell you either yes its one of ours or no its a dealer/owner built K1
    http://www.seat.co.uk/generator/su/com/SEAT/site/contact/main,lang=en.html


    2. Contact SEAT UK on Twitter @seat_cars_uk Tweet them your ORIGINAL REG in a message, Something along the lines of " @seat_cars_uk AB01ABC is this a SEAT UK bult K1?"





    This is for anybody who is bothered about if there's is an Original K1,Ive asked Admin to make this a sticky
     
    #1 AndrewJB, Aug 24, 2011
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  2. Yaboy

    Yaboy Senior Member

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    great stuff will give it a shot you never know the hidden truth although mine has been confirmed a k1 by the dealers that sold it , thanks
     
  3. Matt K1

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    Interesting I've been trying to find something like this for ages going to look at a K1 Saturday but not 100% it is a real one. As it does not have the centre exhaust exit and pretty sure you can't get a K1 in grey? Thanks for this info: defiantly sticky material ;)
     
  4. Gary@Cookies

    Gary@Cookies Full Member

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    Its easy to see which is a genuine SEAT UK Cupra K1 that had its bumpers, skirts, exhaust and badge fitted at the UK port of entry........................................ the bumpers, skirts and exhausts aren't fitted or painted as well as the ones done by good bodyshops as aftermarket fit!!!!!!!!!

    Without exception, we had to correct the fit and respray at least part of every K1 bodykit, and re-align the exhaust, on every new K1 we supplied.
     
  5. Redemption

    Redemption Senior Member

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    The K1 was available in Candy White, Inferi Black, Emocion Red, Luna Grey. Speed Blue and Kiwi Green were Custom Palette colours. Pretty sure Furia Grey was also available. Not sure about Crono Yellow or Lumina Orange so someone else will have to confirm them.

    An 'official' K1 should have the central exit exhaust.

    Have a search on the forum as K1 threads pop up a lot! :)
     
  6. predo

    predo Newbie

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    I'm sure there is an easier way to find out - I'm 99% sure that original K1 would have some sort of special equipment code on the sticker in the boot (and in the service book). There are decoders online so it's worth comparing equipment codes list from genuine K1 and from the one built up by dealer....
     
  7. Tfsi_Mike

    Tfsi_Mike Senior Member

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    Sending a message is just as easy as looking up your code and finding the database website online and finding it on there lol.

    Good shout Andy :thumbup:
     
  8. StealthInspired

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    The DVLA offices are likely not open at the weekend or evenings. If SEAT were REALLY thoughtful, they'd use a special code on the VIN plate somewhere, that will identify the car as an official factory K1. It would be alot more useful for identification, at that moment, while viewing the car. ;)

    But I see the purpose behind this thread, and for sure it'll be a great resource for new potential Leon (K1) owners, plus seasoned owners looking to upgrade too. :thumbup:
     
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  9. StealthInspired

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    ....plus somehow I can see this DVLA text message database "system" being abused by rogue dealers, looking to add an extra premium onto a "Leon" that they (or another garage) has kitted up, advertise to be a (fake) K1. :think:
     
  10. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB SEAT Motorsport UK

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    Real K1's boot stickers are no different than a Cupra's as the K1 Kit was added by SEAT UK at the docks not by SEAT ES at the factory where then sticker was added


    SEAT UK also said K1's have centre exhausts so if yours hasnt got 1 then its not real
     
  11. StealthInspired

    StealthInspired Full Member

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    Those crafty SEAT dock workers, must have been up all night on April 1st, as a practical joke....

    "Hey guys, this big shipment of Cupras we got here, tonight lets secretly swap over the bumpers with the bodykit in that other crate there, then we will also add a distinctive badge, and call it an... A.. B.. C... D... E.... no... K1 ! "

    ;)
     
  12. Gary@Cookies

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    I invariably give more in part ex for a well fitted "pseudo" K1 than I do for "genuine" SEAT UK fitted one especially if its one that our own bodyshop has fitted the kit to.
     
  13. Yaboy

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    sent a message yesterday still no response , im sure mine is a k1 the exhaust is not fitted properly it sticks out way too much
     
  14. Yaboy

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    just a heads up you need to provide your vin number as well
     
  15. Pat15312

    Pat15312 Banned

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    "real" or "fake", it's still just a crappy bodykit...
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  16. Jedimaster65

    Jedimaster65 Searching for a clear lap

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    He's right, you know ! :blink:
     
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    [​IMG]
    I'm still waiting for a bite! lol
     
  18. robthebubble

    robthebubble LED & Headlight Master

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    I just rang the customer service helpline and they did the hard work of finding out that it was an original K1.
     
  19. hedge9001

    hedge9001 Senior Member

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    Original k1 just look at your v5 or ask them produce that simples don't need this long winded debate / research 2 min job mine says seat leon cupra k1
     
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  20. Signor Whippy

    Signor Whippy D'ya wanta 99?

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    Nail on head! :p
     

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