1967 Chevelle Regular Equipment - Interior

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  ITEM MODELS
Bright Metal
Trim & Moldings
Front seat back lock handles 2-door models
Door and window control handles - colored
  plastic knobs
All
Door sill plates All
Front door armrest - bright base 135-136-137-13800
Radio hole cover plate - bright 135-136-137-13800
Rear view mirror, day-night padded frame All
Roof side rail 135-13639-17, 13817
Seat adjuster handle - bright All
Sunshade supports All
Instrument Panel Brake system failure indicator, parking brake alarm All
Cigarette lighter and ash tray All
Electric clock 135-136-137-13800
Right side nameplate and trim plate 135-136-137-13800
Glove box lock All
Ignition lock and starter switch - "4 position" All
Instrument cluster housing All
Instrument panel knobs - "mushroom" type All
Instrument panel right side trim plate 135-136-137-13800
Instrument panel upper trim plate - silver paint 133-13400
Instrument panel upper trim plate - wood-grained 135-13600, 137-13835
Instrument panel upper trim plate - black paint 13817-13867
Speedometer - odometer - fuel gauge All
Temperature - oil pressure - amps warning lights All
Vent control knobs - "mushroom" type All
Interior Lights Glove box 135-136-137-13800
Instrument panel courtesy - dual 135-136-137-13800
Roof center dome All exc. 135-13667, 13867
Steering Wheel 3-spoke, horn button 131-13200
3-spoke, horn button and ornaments All exc. 131-13200
Armrests with ash trays - rear door or quarter panel All exc. 131-13200
Coat hooks (2) - soft plastic, colored All exc. convertible
Cover, spare tire Station wagons
Four-way hazard flasher All
Freeway lane change signal All
Front door armrest - colored plastic base 131-132-133-13400
Heater - deluxe All
Lighted heater controls 135-136-137-13800
Load floor mat, vinyl coated rubber Station wagons
Locking knob - front and rear door All
Luggage compartment spatter paint All exc. wagons
Luggage compartment mat 135-136-13800 exc. wagons
Passenger compartment floor mats - carpet 135-136-137-13800
Passenger compartment floor mats - vinyl coated rubber 133-13400
Passenger compartment floor mats - black rubber 131-13200
Radio hole cover plate - painted 131-132-133-13400
Seat belts, front and rear All
Sunshades - dual vinyl padded All
Switch - front door jamb All exc. 131-13200
Switch - manual interior lights (integral in headlamp switch) All

1967 Bench vs. Bucket Seats

There are a lot of people that think all SS396 Chevelles came with bucket seats. Not true. Beginning in 1966 ALL Chevelles came standard with bench seats. You'll often see ads for RARE BENCH SEAT CAR, this is baloney. Nothing rare about a bench seat Malibu or SS396.

Let's look at some figures. Sadly Chevrolet did not give a breakdown of series and/or body styles for ANY of the options available although some, such as a power convertible top, would only apply to one or two specific models. Even in this case there's no way to know how many SS396 convertibles came with a power convertible top compared to Malibu convertibles.

So how can one 'guestimate' the number of any particular option in any particular year? One can calculate an evenly spread distribution by taking a given series/body style and finding its percentage of the total number of cars possible for a given option. We'll take bucket seats (RPO A51) as an example. It's known Chevrolet sold 95,482 A51 options in 1966.

There were 5 possible series and/or body styles that could order the A51 bucket seats, the Malibu sport coupe, the Malibu convertible, the Malibu pickup (Custom El Camino), the SS396 sport coupe and the SS396 convertible. Adding up the production number of these 5 series and body styles gives you 270,975 possibilities for bucket seats to be optioned.

The next step is to calculate the percentage of a specific body style of the total possibilities. Using the SS396 sport coupe as an example, there were 59,685 SS396 sport coupes sold in 1967. This 59,685 SS396 sport coupes number is about 22.49% of the total 265,359 bucket seat possibilities. One then takes this 22.49% of the total bucket seat options sold (79,475) and comes up with 17,876 SS396 sport coupes with bucket seats - and leaving 41,809 SS396 sport coupes with the standard bench seat. Is this a correct, known amount? Certainly not. It's simply a mathematical distribution of the bucket seats sold in 1967. It's probably true that more SS396 sport coupes and SS396 convertibles were sold with bucket seats than their calculated numbers show but that's something nobody will ever know unless they find ALL of Chevrolet's records for 1967 and every option sold with every car and crunches the numbers...something that will in all likelihood never happen. Even if the number of bucket seat options is larger than those calculated, a RARE BENCH SEAT CAR is far from being rare and more likely it's the norm for all of these series/body styles to have been ordered with the standard bench seat.

The table below gives the breakdown (and calculated figures) for the 5 possible series/body styles and bucket seats. Remember there were 79,475 RPO A51 bucket seat options sold in 1967 and 265,359 possible series/body styles the option could be ordered in.

Series/Body Style # Produced % of Total Possible Calculated Bucket Seats Calculated Bench Seats
135/13617
Malibu sport coupe
166,422 62.72% 49,843 116,579
135/13667
Malibu convertible
9,451 3.56% 2,831 6,620
135/13680
Malibu El Camino
26,480 9.98% 7,931 18,549
13817
SS396 sport coupe
59,685 22.49% 17,876 41,809
13867
SS396 convertible
3,321 1.25% 995` 2,326
Total 270,975 100% 95,482 175,493

The above methodology could be used for any single option.
1.  Find the total number of series/body styles an option could be ordered with.
2.  Calculate the individual series/body style percentage of the total possible.
3.  Multiply this percentage by the total number of the particular option.

Naturally combining any two or more options only dilutes the calculations further.


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