What Happened To Front Bench Seats In Cars

PUBLISHED: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:48:59 GMT

The front bench seat was once a standard feature of automobiles, especially American ones. They were cheap to make, easy to climb into, and roomy. But Americans turned away from them over time and, at least mostly, they went the way of fancy hood ornaments. While it might not seem the most interesting automotive feature, the shift from bench seats to bucket seats reveals something about shifting American tastes and the changing role of driving in American culture.

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