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PostSubject: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:45 pm

I think I read somewhere that some Rivieras have bench seats. Is this true? I also think I read somewhere that leather seats were optional. I'd be curious to see one that didn't have these, I thought they are all leather bucket seats.
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:08 am

I think the first year or 2 you had the bench seat option. Not sure about the leather though. We do have a member or 2 with the bench.
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:18 am

Ya, bench seats are awesome!! I love mine. I can takes some pics for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:43 am

Ryan, are they leather or cloth? Didn't know bench was a 97 option.
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:44 am

i have a leather bench seat, i wish i had buckets tho. but then again when the ladys wanna get close ya know
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:47 am

Thats why they have a backseat ya know corey...
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:46 am

I'm dying to know what the bench seats look like. I know it's stupid but I just wonder how it looks cause I'm so used to my bucket seats I can't imagine anything but that in this car. Btw, bucket seats ftw!
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:22 am

There is a 95 for sale in Ala that says it has cloth interior and a bench seat. Very low mileage...
Looking back, getting a bench seat car when I was in high school was a very good move. The back seat was fine but the front seat was better, trust me.
It had the fold down armrest, slide the seat all the way back in the 70GS455 and shag on! pimp

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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:20 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:33 pm

Ya, they're leather. I love the bench because you can have fun while driving, you can't do that in the backseat. Well, not safely.
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:56 pm

I have a 97 riv with leather bench front seat!! her's a pix. It acctually has extra seatbelt in the middle for one mor person bonk
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:23 pm

Wow, it doesn't look too bad. I'm just so used to the bucket seats and the center console since coupes are more personal cars and not so much people movers which are usually what I think of when I think of bench seats. Just a random question, why do the seats have a belt holder that you can take the seatbelt out of? Is that so you could take it out if you had to replace it?
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:43 am

I didn't even know the bench seat was an option that late in the years...

I love the floor shifter over the column shifter though. But it looks good.
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:13 am

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coupes are more personal cars and not so much people movers which are usually what I think of when I think of bench seats.

Benches promote "personal" even more. imo.

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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:38 pm

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Benches promote "personal" even more. imo.
Well, if you have someone else in the car. As far as bucket seats go they basically originated from two seaters which are very personal cars that I'd say are more focused on the driver's satisfaction than anyone elses.
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:21 pm

Shintsu wrote:

Well, if you have someone else in the car. As far as bucket seats go they basically originated from two seaters which are very personal cars that I'd say are more focused on the driver's satisfaction than anyone elses.

idk. I like it better when others satisfy me , as opposed to when i do it myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:02 pm

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idk. I like it better when others satisfy me , as opposed to when i do it myself.
Are you implying?....O-K let's just stop this right here. I still think bucket seats FTW tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:36 pm

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TonySmooth89 wrote:
idk. I like it better when others satisfy me , as opposed to when i do it myself.
Are you implying?....O-K let's just stop this right here. I still think bucket seats FTW tongue

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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:38 pm

Bucket seats make it more fun wink
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:21 am

i myself am not into the bench seat and still think you can't beat the buckets and the floor shifter.
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:22 am

I have bench seats in my Turbo Buick, bucket in the Riv. 1 vote for the bench.
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PostSubject: Anyone else have one?   Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:14 pm

While buying some parts for my Riv at Morad's, I asked if he had a driver's seat for my Riv. I told him it was a 60/40 front seat, not bucket seats. He said he'd never seen a Riv with a 60/40 front seat so I showed him. He said it must have been ordered specially that way. Just wondering if anyone else has one.........
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:20 pm

Bench seats were an option from the factory (with column shift on the tree), but not many were ordered. I've seen pictures - some of our members have them.

PS - Morads has a great variety of parts for 3800 SC-powered and W-body cars, at good prices, but their specific knowledge of Rivieras is limited in my experience. You have to know exactly what you need when you go looking for parts.

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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:24 pm

They are rare, but I have seen a tan one in the yard before. Even rarer is the bench seat Riv with cloth.
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Seats, Leather vs. Cloth   Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:27 am

AA wrote:
Bench seats were an option from the factory (with column shift on the tree), but not many were ordered. I've seen pictures - some of our members have them.
Sorry Aaron but the cloth bench was standard from the factory when these first came out, adding the leather to the bench was an option, and the leather buckets were the next option. I think that changed in '97 and the buckets were standard and you couldn't get the bench any longer but I'm not sure about the year that it changed. You are right that there isn’t many out there but that is because most people went with the optional buckets.

David is correct about them being rare! I have a friend that has a blue one with the blue leather bench seat, I believe that and the supercharger was the only two options on his car. I have heard of one other member in the ROA that has one with the cloth bench but have never seen one.
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