In 1965, there were 2,111 Bench Seat Convertibles produced. All other convertibles came with either standard interior (“76A”) or Pony interior (“76B”) bucket seats. The Bench Seat Convertibles had a body code “76C” stamped on the left hand side, lower rocker panel. Bench Seat Coupes were stamped with body code “65C”.
A Fastback was stamped “63A” or “63B”. The code “A” was for standard interior and the code “B” was for Pony interior. There were not any 1965 Fastbacks that left the factory with a bench seat. I wonder why not? The Coupes and Convertibles had them and the bench seat would have certainly fit in a Fastback as well.
Another oddity was that many 1965 Fastbacks have the rocker panel body code “65”, which is a Coupe body code. The Fastback should have been given a “63” rocker panel body code. The rocker panels are the same part, but somehow they were stamped incorrectly before assembly at the factory.
Things that make you go hmmmm…..