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1968 Radio is it original (1/6)
 5/8/22 2:38pm
Stu HelferGold Member
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VACAVILLE, CA - USA

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1968 Silverstone Sport Coupe


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Attached is a photo of the radio in the 1968 Coupe that I have acquired and am starting to return to the road as a driver.

I know that it will never be shown or judged, but I'm curious if this is the original radio for the car. I have every reason to believe it to be, but have not had a chance to check its' operation. Also, I have not pulled it out to check the part numbers (if any) on it, but just wondering about it for giggles.

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Re: 1968 Radio is it original (2/6)
 5/8/22 4:20pm
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The face Looks o.e.m., but knobs do not. Others will offer the correct info as time progresses. 



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Re: 1968 Radio is it original (3/6)
 5/8/22 10:17pm
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'68 only radio knobs...same as with a LOT of other '68 only stuff...



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Re: 1968 Radio is it original (4/6)
 5/8/22 11:33pm
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Looks original.



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Re: 1968 Radio is it original (5/6)
 5/14/22 11:58am
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Same knobs on my 68 vette!! Original 

Re: 1968 Radio is it original (6/6)
 5/18/22 7:46pm
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OK Here is the official answer from the NCRS "Technical Information Manual and Judging Guide". It does appear to be original, and original to 1968 only.

In 1969, the knobs were changed.

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