Camaro and Mustang Front Bench Seats?

Published by Naseem Muaddi on January 14th, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Camaro Front Bench Seat

Although most people prefer their hot rods to have front bucket seats and a center console, many muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s came equipped with front bench seats — including, believe it or not, the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang.

It’s true: first-generation Camaros and Mustangs were offered with optional front bench seats. What’s more, the Camaro even had a column shifter to accommodate its large front seat.

This, of course, put the iconic cars on par with the Chevrolet Chevelle and Impala, Buick Skylark, Pontiac LeMans and other muscle cars of the era that had front bench seats as well.

However, the option proved unpopular among Camaro and Mustang enthusiasts, and was therefore scrapped after the first-generation. But, over time, they became somewhat of a collectable.

Chevrolet Camaro front bench seat:

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Camaro Front Bench Seat

Ford Mustang front bench seat:

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Mustang Front Bench Seat

Fortunately for us trim shops, if you’re restoring one of these rare bench seats, aftermarket suppliers like TMI Products and Distinctive Industries sell replacement upholstery kits for them.

One Response

  1. chris says:

    I am one of the lucky gals who has a bench seat in her 1967 Camaro. My car came with column shift and bucket. It just looked wrong with nothing in the middle. Then a friend of mine found a bench seat on Ebay and yup I grabbed it. Now when people walk by by car and say it’s just another Camaro. I say really with a bench. You see those all the time. Ya, there mouth drop :)

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