1968 Chevelle Interiors

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Steering Wheels (Group 6.513)

Chevelle 300
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The Chevelle 300 came with a simple 3-spoke wheel with center horn button.  Color coordinated to match the interior, the steering wheel came in black, blue, gold, and saddle. Also note no dash strip above the glove box door.

300 Deluxe
The 300 Deluxe steering wheel closely resembled the 1967 300 Deluxe series with its 3-spoke design. Also note no dash strip above the glove box door.

Malibu
Malibu
Malibu
The Malibu steering wheel was a new design for 1968. While the general 3-bar configuration was carried over from 1967, the entire design differed. The steering wheel was color coordinated with the interior, contained two horn buttons on the horizontal bars and a Malibu identification emblem at the top in the center. Also note bright trim dash strip above the glove box door with Malibu script.

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When one of the various Concours options was ordered on a Malibu sport coupe or sport sedan the dash strip above the glove box was changed from a bright strip to woodgrain with Concours script.

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The standard steering wheel for a Concours-optioned Malibu sport coupe and sport sedan (and suspected for the 4-door sedan as well) had its own emblem.

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The Concours-optioned Malibu also got a wood-grain dash strip above the glove box with a "Concours script emblem.

SS396
SS396
SS396
SS396
The SS396 wheel is essentially the same as the Malibu wheel but incorporated an SS396 identification emblem in place of the Malibu identification emblem. On SS396 models the steering wheel and dash controls area was done in black regardless of the interior color.  The upper dash area along with the glove box area remained color coordinated with the interior.  Those with white interiors had the complete dash done in black along with black carpeting, whether Malibu or SS396. Also note bright trim dash strip above the glove box door with SS396 script.

N34 optional simulated wood steering wheel
The simulated wood steering wheel was the same as the simulated wood steering wheel from 1967 and was available on any 1968 Chevelle as option RPO N34.

N34 optional simulated wood steering wheel
1968 Beaumont SD in blue.

Door Panels

300 Door Panel
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The base 300 series door panels lacked a little of the ornamentation found on the 300 Deluxe door panels (see below) but styling was generally the same. Note the color coordinated knobs for the vent wing and window regulator handle as well as the door locks.

300 Deluxe
300 Deluxe
300 Deluxe
300 Deluxe
The 300 Deluxe series door panels were a bit more upscale. Note the color coordinated knobs for the vent wing and window regulator handle as well as the door locks.

300 Deluxe Coupe
300 Deluxe coupe with Pontiac interior

300 Deluxe Coupe
300 Deluxe coupe with Oldsmobile interior

Malibu
Malibu
The Malibu series door panels were upgraded with better materials, a different design and a bright 'scuff guard' behind the door handle.

SS396
The standard SS396 door panels were the same as the Malibu door panels with the exception of the SS396 emblem in lieu of the Malibu emblem.

Malibu/SS396 with Buick interior
Those SS396 Chevelles and Malibus with either the Concours option or some (not all) Buick/Olds/Pontiac replacement interiors received special door panels. Note the extra bright trim, carpeted lower panel, longer arm rest, and lack of any Malibu or SS396 identification emblem.

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Door panel from a Buick alternate interior 765-118 in a Malibu sport coupe. Courtesy Fredrik Eliasson

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Door panel from an Oldsmobile alternate interior 765-980 in Malibu sport coupe w/Concours option.

It is interesting to note that no Chevelle series nameplates (Deluxe, Malibu, or SS396) were used with alternate interiors onthe door panels.

Instrument Panel - Group 10.000

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300 & 300 Deluxe glove box trim  - note there is no trim.

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Malibu glove box trim.

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Concours optioned Malibu glove box trim.

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SS396 glove box trim.

Seat Belts (Group 14.875)

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Beaumont

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