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Was there such a thing as a '68 Chevelle Concours Coupe?


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I believe I've seen one or two in my life, but the '68 Chevelle brochure only shows Concours Sports Sedan and Concours Estate wagon. Could the Concours Sport Coupe have been a mid-year model and thus not have been in the brochure?

This is driving me nuts! It's been years and years since (I'm pretty sure) I've seen one. They had a notchback front seat with center armrest.

Bill

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I'm pretty sure I only ever remember seeing a '68 Concours coupe, and '69 Concours sport sedans and wagons. But from a carmaker as large as Chevy, these Concours coupes (if they did happen!) are sure a mystery. I'd love to find a piece of factory literature on them.

Bill

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According to my book, the 1967 model year had a Chevelle Concours Estate station wagon. It was a luxury station wagon of the Chevelle line featuring special black-accented grille, synthetic woodgrain exterior side and tailgate paneling (with bright outline trim), front and rear wheelhouse moldings, ribbed, gray accented body sill moldings, tailgate emblem badge for Concours identification and rear fender Concours script. Interiors were trimmed in textured vinyl. The passenger floor was carpeted and the cargo load floor had a vinyl coating.Series #137 and Body/Style #35.

For 1968 there was also a Chevelle Concours Sport Sedan. The wagon was a sub-series then and had all GM safety features as standard eqipment.

There was none for 1969.

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Greetings!

I have my Mom's bone stock, always garaged 68 Concours Coupe. Mom was original owner. If you'd like pictures I can send them to you.

Since I have this rare, weird Chevelle, I've learned alot about it. It was an Luxury option on Malibu Coupe in 68. It has a Concours emblem on the steering wheel, (black and tan rectangle with a "fleur de lis" on top, (also the center cap in the 14 inch stainless steel wheel covers have the same black background concours emblem. Buick GS400 Interior, with a fold down center arm rest. It has the long door armrests 16 inch, Concours emblems on front fender sides, Concours nameplate on decklid, with the extremeley rare die cast finned trim piece between the brakelights. Concours optioned cars and wagons had a fake woodgrain plate with "Concours" on it above the glovebox. Wheel opening trim is painted black in the center, and other chevelle options were thrown into the bargain, vinyl top, (mine still has the original) bumper guards, extra cost motor 327. GM Did'nt really acknowledge much in the way of literature on this wierd trim package of 68 Chevelle. Baby is Butternut yellow, If you have any questions about it let me know, I am happy to be of help...e-mail me concerning this weird Chevelle variant, and if you have more info about it please let me know: concours@mindspring.com

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Bill, an excellant looking car for sure. Also one that you never see at shows around these parts anyway.

68 Concours, it sounds like a super car you have also. I would like to see pictures if that is possible. I am always interested in the different or rarely seen. Thanks for the information.

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Man, I'd love to see photos of your Mom's Concours Coupe! I was at Hershey over the weekend and even looked in the big '68 Chevrolet Showroom Sales Album at one vendor's spot...not a mention of the Concours Sport Coupe!

Bill

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  • 7 years later...

I owned one,  It was different than a Malibu in that the bench seat had slightly different upholstery, with a fold-up center armrest in the front seat.  The trim above the glovebox was not the metallic strip like on a Malibu, it was fake wood with "Concourse" in script at the right side.  the door panels were also a bit different with larger armrests.  the front fenders had a concourse script where Malibu would be.  My car had a 307, and a powerglide

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I have a 1968 Chevelle Concours 4 Door Hardtop with the original badges with a 327. Original Dash, cloth interior and in pretty good shape. If you would like to see some pictures please let me know. I've owned the car for nearly 20 years. I also have all the pamphlets and documents on the its original sale. 

anthem_productions@hotmail.com

 

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Hey Ron, I have a ‘68 Concours Coupe 2-door that was purchased new by a family member. Really only difference between Malibu Coupe from what I understand is the Concours Trim (ZK7), that was apparently Buick interior and Concourse badges on the front fenders and dash. Read up on it a few years ago and as the story goes, GM went on strike so the plants were using whatever parts they could get. Interior can be purchased from Legendary which I am debating, since engine not original 307, may convert to buckets. Hope this helps.

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Hello J.Palamara. I would like to see a picture if you have one. I have no doubt that the factory started using whatever they had, especially if they were on strike. I have even looked on the Chevytalk site for an answer to all this and there is nothing there. I just love it when the factory does silly things without telling anyone. Hang onto the car as it just may be rare enough to help in the retirement years. Also please post all the information on the cat=r like engine, transmission and a picture of the badges. Thanks for the info.

Ron

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