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Disclaimer: Interior configurations may not be correct. Example photos are for seat type/color/material only. Due to lighting conditions, manner of photography, available aftermarket suppliers, etc. some colors may appear lighter or darker than they really are.

There are discrepancies in GM documentation concerning availability. One example is trim code #726, in the Trim Combination Chart the interior is shown as available for no less than 8 different series/body styles while other charts show it only available in the 13639 Malibu series sport sedan. Production reports indicate 1,945 were sold as an option out of 20,775 possible Chevelles it was available in, matching the production number of 13639 Malibu sport sedans.

1971 Chevrolet Trim Combination Chart

Bench seat unless otherwise noted
701 ~ Black Roma Cloth, Black Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13437-69)
702 ~ Black Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13236)
703 ~ Black Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13436-37-46-69-80) (1)
704 ~ Black Rondel Cloth, Black Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13637-39-69)
705 ~ Black Elk Coated Fabric, Black Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13637-39-46-67-69-80) ~ (13836-45) (2)
706 ~ Black Elk Coated Fabric (bucket seat) ~ (13637-67-80)
712 ~ Light Sandalwood Coated Fabric, Antique Light Sandalwood Coated Fabric ~ (13236)
713 ~ Light Sandalwood Coated Fabric, Antique Light Sandalwood Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13436-46-80)
714 ~ Antique Light Sandalwood Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13636-37-39-46-67-69-80) ~ (13836-46) (3)
715 ~ Antique Light Sandalwood Coated Fabric, Antique Light Sandalwood Coated Fabric (bucket seat) ~ (13637-67-80)
718 ~ Light Sandalwood Rondel Cloth, Antique Light Sandalwood Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13637-39-69)
719 ~ Med. Saddle Coated Fabric, Antique Med. Saddle Coated Fabric ~ (13236)
720 ~ Med. Saddle Coated Fabric, Antique Med. Saddle Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13436-80)
721 ~ Antique Dark Saddle Elk Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13636-37-46-67-69-80) (4)
722 ~ Antique Dark Saddle Elk Coated Fabric (bucket seat) ~ (13637-67-80)
724 ~ Dark Blue Roma Cloth, Dark Blue Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13437-69)
725 ~ Dark Blue Rondel Cloth, Dark Blue Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13637-39-69)
726 ~ Dark Blue Elk Coated Fabric, Dark Blue Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13639) (5)
730 ~ Dark Jade Rondel Cloth, Antique Dark Jade Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13637-39-69)
731 ~ Antique Dark Jade Elk Coated Fabric, Antique Dark Jade Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13636-37-39-46-67-80) ~ (13836-46) (6)
732 ~ Antique Dark Jade Elk Coated Fabric, Antique Dark Jade Coated Fabric (bucket seat) ~ (13637-67-80)
736 ~ Dark Jade Roma Cloth, Antique Dark Jade Coated Fabric (bench seat) ~ (13437-69)

Notes on optional interior trim levels:
(1) 16,675 sold as option
(2) 69,826 sold as option
(3) 39,475 sold as option
(4) 35,036 sold as option
(5) 1,945 sold as option
(6) 43,613 sold as option

Source: Trim Combination Chart, Chevrolet P&A Catalog, 1972 Revision 30A; Tailfins & Bowties, Len Williamson. Note the trim chart does NOT specify which are bench seat and which are bucket seat codes, only the model(s) the trim was available with. There were only five (5) codes for bucket seats; 703, 706, 715, 722, and 732. All others are bench seat configurations. Note too that no bench vs. bucket seat designation was used on any plant's trim tags.

Some vinyl interiors were extra cost options, some were not. Convertibles, El Caminos, and station wagons came standard with vinyl interiors so there was no extra cost for vinyl in those body styles. Cloth interiors were standard in everything else and vinyl interiors were optional at $19.00 with the exception being when bucket seats were ordered. Since bucket seats only came in vinyl, no extra cost (above the cost of the bucket seats themselves) was incurred. It should also be noted that vinyl interiors for 1971 were called "Coated Fabric" and not "Imitation Leather" as it had been in the past.

The interior codes shown below are for Monte Carlo only.

Bench seat unless otherwise noted
707 ~ Black Rapallo Cloth (bucket seat)
708 ~ Black Rapallo Cloth (bench seat)
710 ~ Black Elk Coated Fabric (bucket seat)
716 ~ Sandalwood Rapallo Cloth (bucket seat)
717 ~ Sandalwood Rapallo Cloth (bench seat)
723 ~ Saddle Coated Fabric (bucket seat)
727 ~ Dark Blue Rapallo Cloth (bucket seat)
728 ~ Dark Blue Rapallo Cloth (bench seat)
729 ~ Dark Jade Coated Fabric, Antique Dark Jade Coated Fabric (bucket seat)
733 ~ Dark Jade Rapallo Cloth (bucket seat)
734 ~ Dark Jade Rapallo Cloth
735 ~ Antique Dark Jade Elk Coated Fabric, Antique Dark Jade Coated Fabric (not verified)
 

Source: Trim Combination Chart, Chevrolet P&A Catalog, August 1972 Revision 30A and GM Monte Carlo Brochure.