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It is pretty much a standard option for a car that comes with factory air to have factory tinted glass?
 

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Tinted glass and A/C were certainly common together. The tinted glass helped to lessen the load that the factory AC had to provide.
Most everything I've seen implied tinted glass was mandatory with A/C - of course, then I found the exception, my 67 has factory air and clear glass. The original owner was a bit surprised when he took delivery, he too expected it - the salesman said it wasn't checked off when he ordered the car so it never came with it. Odd. I believe this is rare as every other one that I've seen with air had tint.
 

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My 67 SS 396 with A/C has all soft-ray (tinted) glass, but I have seen two 67 wagons with A/C and no tinted glass. I have a copy of the 67 Price & Facts book (pocket-sized book for car salesmen listing standard features and option equipment), and for option code C60, it says: "Air Conditioning, Four Season - Heater and air conditioner combined. Includes Heavy-Duty Radiator, Temperature-Controlled Fan, and 61-ampere Delcotron Generator. 7.75 x 14 or larger tires must be ordered where they are not standard equipment." There is no mention of tinted glass being required. I believe it was highly recommended, but not required.
 

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Paul

My parents had to pay extra for the tinted glass in our 68. Hope this helps.


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Looking at my GM *Restoration Kit* for a 67, a/c only *required* a specific tire size (based on engine) and came with 61-amp alt, h/d radiator, and temp controlled fan. No mention of tinted glass.


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When my dad ordered his '70 new in fall 1969, he specified A/C, but did not order or specify anything related to tinted glass. When the car was delievered, it came with ALL windows tinted.

I firmly believe this was a "factory default", there are always exceptions, but if a car was ordered with A/C, the factory "automatically" produced the vehicle with tinted glass.
 

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I think Chevrolet made the tinted windows a seperate option from the A/C option in the 60's.The two didn't always go hand in hand.But starting in 1969-70 it looks like if A/C was ordered the car got the tinted windows option automatically.Regardless if customer checked it off or not.This is from what I have seen and from all the documents of those cars I have seen.The more into the 70's you go,the more cars got tinted and A/C together.

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The GM resto packet for 65 Chevelle says that factory AC (C60) includes a tinted winshield. True for my car. Maybe the tinted winshield was made separate for later years?
 

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my '70 Elcamnio SS has factory air & tinted glass...has it on the build sheet also.

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