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I just bought a $100 '68 malibu parts-car, and it has a black interior (mostly trashed).

The bench seat is kinda cool because it has an arm-rest in the middle that folds down. My '69 doesn't have this, and none of the other '68s I've seen do either.

Is this a factory item? or something out of maybe a buick, olds, or pontiac? I don't have the car home yet, and I don't know if it's just been cobbled in from another car. The rear seat matches it, but it too could have been replaced.

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Normally I find the split bench in BOP cars, not in the chevys. Does the bench have headrests? My 68 bench doesnt, nor do my 68 buckets...they were an option with the buckets but I dont know on the bench.

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When I was a kid my mom had a '71 Pontiac Grand Ville with the fold down arm rest in the middle (it also had a 455). I think someone may have put a BOP seat in the car.

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The Concours Chevelles came factory with Buick or Olds interiors.I'd check to see if the car has the Concours emblems.

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Ahh yes I forgot about the skylark interior thing..I believe there was a strike in 68 and not all 68 chevelles got chevelle interiors, they came through with skylark stuff. I had a 68 convertible years ago like this, correct chevy console and 68 bucket seats, but the seat cover style and door panels were skylark. Possibly you have a 68 skylark bench, and if its factory you will have the rest of the skylark interior panels too.

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Your car may not be a Concours Chevelle but it still could have Skylark or Cutlass pattern. Check the build date and seat code on the cowl tag. It's most likely an April build with a - along with the seat code.

My car has the Buick pattern too.I have have pix but haven't uploaded them yet. I can send pix to you.

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I have the same in my Elky. I mailed pictures of it to PUI the people that make the aftermarket seat covers and they said that it looked like a 68 GTO bench no head rest. I didn't know a GTO could be ordered with a bench.
 
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