Interior and Convertible
April , 2001
This is when a Corvette starts coming together! Holding true to my plan I have decided to keep the interior
100% original. This meant tracking down some hard to find (read: expensive) NOS parts. The most important
being the original 1969 Corvette AM/FM radio. This stereo was a one year only production piece that has
a separate amplifier. Most of these radios are either missing the amp or have had the speaker leads cut to
accommodate after market speakers. I am pleased to have found a complete and working unit for $250.
I hate to beat a dead horse, but I am proud that I have restored this car very close to original. But, the car was
originally ordered with a white vinyl convertible top. I just couldn't do it! With a black interior and black grills
and black rocker panels, this car should have had the Black top. So I made yet another small modification. Mr. Car
auto upholstery restored the convertible top frame, including every seal, all new whether strip, carpet, seats and
installed a Black Cambria Convertible top. It looks 1000 times better than the white top. Most of the rest of the
interior was in good shape. We dyed the door panels a dash pieces and installed all new controls and trim parts.