If you've got a hole in your console where the radio used to sit, chances are you've spent considerable time searching for a decent looking replacement. I personally have spent considerable time doing some very deep searches in my quest for a quality restoration and I finally found one. See attached picture.
There's been a number of posts regarding AC Delco radios, including one I can't seem to find anymore on where to find one. I figured I'd offer a new post to help others in their quest to find a quality restoration.
This is by far *the* best restoration I have seen, bar none. I believe the vendor is an electronics tech, because he said he goes through the radio inside/out, and is so confident in his work that he guarantees the radio for 2 years. Because we had some shipping issues, he bumped the guarantee up to 5yrs for me at no extra cost. Excellent customer service and a good guy to do business with.
I won the auction to purchase this radio, which is an original 1968 AC Delco AM radio, off ebay from JV Restorations
. As a general rule of thumb, a high quality restoration like this one will run you about $350 to $400 dollars, and an AM / FM will run you about $1,000 dollars.
Crazy I know, but they are very hard to come by so they command a premium, especially if they're in mint condition.
It's crazy to think we indiscriminently pulled these radios out and junked them 30yrs ago. If we only knew what we know today...
I hope you find this post helpful, and if nothing else the time I've spent in my search will help shave some time for you by having read this. Good luck in the hunt but do give JV Restorations a shot to see if he might have what you're looking for. His email is: email@example.com
Let us know if you find something and post your pics if you do.