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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 00, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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I looked at a 69 z-28 this fall and it had a factory am/fm 8 track stereo.The am/fm was in the dash and the 8 track was at the rear of the center console facing the dash.I have never seen or heard of this option.The paper work on the car listed it as option # 05u79ae and the price was $239.10.,alot of money for a stereo in 1969.Has anyone ever seen one? How rare was this option? Thanks

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 00, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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I see on Mad Mikes camaro site that the u79 was just an am/fm radio option? Maybe the 8 track was dealer installed? I looked factory to me.Just curious?
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 00, 03:15 AM
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My book has 6239 made in '69. That is the factory 8 track. The 8 track was an extra $133.80 over the cost of the radio.

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I don't know if it is the correct unit, but there is an 8 track add on for sale on Ebay. Check it out.
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...item=260545556

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 00, 09:23 AM
 
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A relative of my wife has a original 69 RS/SS sitting in the garage doing nothing and it has the factory 8 track mounted to the back of the console. Only one of about three I have seen in person. Pretty rare I think. Looks to be in the way. I would take it out but keep it. Probably what happened to most. Taken out anyway.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 00, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Does your wifes relative want to sell the SS/RS? If it's a 396 4-speed I'm interested! Your right the 8-track was in the way,I would have taken it out and put it away.Thanks for the info.
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 00, 01:12 PM
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I have a factory 8-track mounted on my console. It acts as a nice arm rest..
The option is quite rare, and you can still find bunches of tapes on Ebay for cheap..!!

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 00, 02:52 PM
 
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I have an original 69 SSRS L-78 BB. One of the original options was the 8-track on the console. It looks awesome sitting there. I had never seen one either until I went to see this car which was sitting in an old tractor barn on a farm. If it's there - Don't touch it!! It makes a great armrest and it's an option rarely seen and greatly appreciated when viewed by most others. By the way, you'd be amazed at how freakin' heavy they are.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 00, 03:23 PM
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My 67 RS Conv has the 8 Track on the console but underneath the dash. I replaced the belt in it this year and now it works again! The big problem with the 8 Track on the 67 is that when the shifter is in park it interferes with changing the tape. 67's don't have the locking steering wheel, so if you are not careful and shift out of part to change a tape while parked on a hill, your in for a bit of a ride!
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