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    Hey guys, I'm trying to figure out what radio option my '81 came with. When I bought the car it had a cheap after market radio and I'd like to put an original radio back in it. I haven't dropped the tank to check for the build sheet. Is there another way to find out what it came with? Mine was made in St. Louis. Also, the lower dash, (right where your right knee would hit) has two small holes that look like a mic holder for a CB radio would have been there. I'm wondering since these holes are there if my car may have come with the CB option.

    I'd appreciate any advice.

    Thanks in advance

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    One clue would be...is there a clock in the gauge cluster or an oil temp gauge?
    Another clue....are there dividers in the glovebox?
    I THINK the mic holder for the CB was on the pass side.
    Another clue!!!!power antenna? Original? Does it have 4 mast sections and a load coil(CB) or only 3 mast sections?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkapp7879 View Post
    One clue would be...is there a clock in the gauge cluster or an oil temp gauge?
    Another clue....are there dividers in the glovebox?
    I THINK the mic holder for the CB was on the pass side.
    Another clue!!!!power antenna? Original? Does it have 4 mast sections and a load coil(CB) or only 3 mast sections?

    Great questions and I really appreciate the help.

    Clock or oil temp gauge? Mine has the oil temp gauge.
    Dividers in the glovebox? Yes mine has the dividers.
    Power Antenna? Yes it is original.
    4 or 3 mast section? 3 mast section

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks

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    Contact these folks through the forum here ands see if you can obtain a copy of the dealer invoice for your '81. Corvette Action Center | Tech Center | Owner Information Center | Build Sheets | Documentation

    The invoice will provide the information about the original sound system plus a world of other interesting information.


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    Quote Originally Posted by turismo177 View Post
    Great questions and I really appreciate the help.

    Clock or oil temp gauge? Mine has the oil temp gauge.
    Dividers in the glovebox? Yes mine has the dividers.
    Power Antenna? Yes it is original.
    4 or 3 mast section? 3 mast section

    Hope this helps.

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    Then I would GUESS you had the "UM6 AM/FM radio, etr stereo with cassette". I'm guessing cassette instead of 8 track because 8tracks were losing popularity by then. The oil temp gauge means you had one of the etr radios with the clock in the radio. Dividers in the glove box were only installed if you had a radio with tape, either cassette or 8track.
    Like Mike said, get the dealer invoice if you want, it will list all your original options.

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