The scoop is this.... something on this car was changed at one point in time.. plain and simple. either the seat type or the gauge cluster.
If this car came with Factory Buckets and a Console.. then appropriately, the Clock would be in the console.. no debate.
and so in that scenario the dash would have the clock delete/block off plate or if the car was ordered with gauge pkg., it would have the gauges and no need for the clock block at all.
Another scenario.. Car with no gauges in dash and was a factory Bench seat car.. then the car would have clock in dash.
another scenario... car came with bench seat and gauges in dash... so now the clock gets mounted on the FLOOR ( yes, this was the way it happened in this scenario )
The question is more easily answered by having the friend look at the TRIM TAG and telling you/us what it says.. if the car is a Factory Bucket seat car and console.. then the Clock should be in the console and somebody switched out the gauge cluster at some point and the replacement one already had a clock in it.