How to I.D. Factory Original Radios

No one likes to return home from a swap meet with high hopes that the "prize find" Chevelle radio turned out to be an early 1980's truck radio! And likewise, no one wants to spend time or money tracking down original audio equipment for a correct restoration and it turns out to be one model-year off. To aid enthusiasts, this identification section includes helpful clues to steer you in the right direction in your equipment search or verification.

For the sake of simplicity, this section has been broken down into two parts.

Visual Identification

Nothing says it all like a picture...

Radio Tags and Part Numbers

What those tag numbers really mean...