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Why do GM 63-65 A/C cars sometimes have extra Ashtrays??????


looks like there is a air vent between the two astrays. If the passenger reached over to flick his ashes they would blow onto the driver . So they gave the passenger his own. Just my observation.  Yes , No, .



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It occured to me while attending the Iola Carshow in Wisconsin that many 63/64 chevys with factory a/c have an accessory ashtray mounted under the dash center.   Only on air cars

Then i discovered that the 1965 impalas with factory air have a built in dual ashtrays on either side of the heat controls.  They are only on A/C cars, regardless of convert, HT, caprice, Impala.  Even the Factory assembly manual shows the second ashtray for A/C cars only

Anyone know that the theory was behind this dual ashtrays for A/C cars was???  What was GM thinking, and it seams to disappear come 1967ish.

 

Here is a Loaded up non-ac dash with one tray,  vs a Factory AC dash with 2.  No, niether car is a caprice, the owner added the woodgrain.



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That makes sense!

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Hmmm,   good idea.   But i wonder if that was GMs intended thoughts too.

the 63/64 impalas had the vent there too, with the factory ashtray to the passenger side of the vent,  the add-on accessory tray was to the left of center,  so this is entirely possible Ian.

Anyone else have any thoughts??????



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My 62 Parisienne, non a/c car had dual ash trays in the dash.....also, ashtrays on each side in the back....Smoking was cool back then

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66 Caprice with a/c has duals too I believe. I like Ian's theory...

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Makes sence when you think about the GTO and chevelle dashes.  They had the center AC vents way up high on the dash compared to the ashtray location.

And there is no dual ashtray system on the A-bodies.



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