1970 Wildcat Rear Lighters

mikelj18

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I recently purchased a 4 door 1970 Wildcat. Mu car has cigarette lighters located on the side of the two front seats for use by passengers in the rear. I haven't seen this on any other Wildcat and I was wondering if it was an option? Pictures below, and Thank You for your response!

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Ron L4760

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Assuming the upholstery is original and matches the back seat, I’d say it’s an option. I’m away from home just now, so can’t check the hardcopy Chassis or Fisher Body Manuals to be sure. Sorry.

My ‘70 WC is a convertible so not applicable here. However the chrome seat trim is identical, and your lighters appear non-integral, but sit on top of the trim, so again likely an option.

Another clue might be where the power feed comes up through the carpet. Assuming you have power seats, the connector is just beneath the front seat on the drivers side. I would assume the feed for the lighters likely comes through there as well (the PS are powered by the 30A breaker, along with the other HD-type options, so possibly the lighters come off of that harness). It it all looks “factory” electrically, then again further evidence of a factory option.
 
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The Buick Master Parts Book shows the front seat back side panel lighters were used on the 6639-8239-69-8439-69 4-dr cars from '68-70.

The 1969 Wildcat option list does not show the lighters as a stand-alone option.
 
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