<VV> Radios WAS No-option cars

tkalp at cox.net tkalp at cox.net
Wed Jun 16 00:07:09 EDT 2010

In the Fall of 1969 when I ordered my '70 'Cuda it was with the radio delete.  AM/FM radios were just becoming popular, but were an expensive option on a new car (around $100 on a $3000 car IIRC) while aftermarket AM/FM radios could be bought for $30-$40.  Also I didn't want an antenna breaking up the great lines of the car.  So I bought and installed an aftermarket radio and stuffed the antenna back up under the dash.  Luckily there were several decent FM stations nearby.

wichita, ks

---- "kenpepke at juno.com" <kenpepke at juno.com> wrote: 
> In the 50s and on into the Corvair era it was common practice to buy a new car without a radio then buy one from a junkyard ... Even into the mid 60s the junkyard did a pretty good business in used radios, enough that every working radio was removed and put on the shelf.
> Ken P
> ***************
> "Bill Elliott" <corvair at fnader.com> wrote:
> Radios are so easy to add that I'd bet there are more "radio delete" cars 
> left with radios than still without... and back when you could still do 
> this, I've bought a new "stripper" car and had the dealership throw in some 
> options that could be dealer added.... even did this with A/C once... in 
> 1987!
> Bill
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