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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by jimmyr, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. jimmyr

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    The usual understanding about Daytona radios is that they left the factory with antenna and speakers, but no radios. Dealers then installed a radio if the owner wanted one. I assume there was a radio block off plate like other models of the time. Any photos of the block off plate available?
     
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    To my understanding no block-off plate was used on 365 GTB/4s. The alloy console had a cut out made for radio during manufacturing, but the leather covering/upholstery was not cut or “punctured” until later, if at all by a dealer, depending on whether customer wanted an (optional) radio and which model (Becker Europa, - Mexico, Voxson, etc).
     
  3. DWR46

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    Jim: The factory DID install radios in Daytona's. Our car is listed in the factory Production Records as "Radio Becker". Other Daytona's are noted "Impianto Radio" (set up for radio). I also have a "Confidential Price List" from the factory that lists Becker Mexico and Blaupunkt Koln radios as Daytona factory options. A separate option is listed as "Radio wiring, Antennas and Speakers".
     
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    I have one (U.S. spec) in the shop that’s been confirmed having likely left or at least ordered from the factory with a Voxson 8–track.
     
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    UK cars had them fitted by the dealer for sure, mine had a Radiomobile 8 track.
     
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    Timo I could swear my console is fibreglass
     
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    Here is a photo of a spare console that I've had for ages, it is indeed fiberglass.
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    Looks like the Daytona can be ordered with por without a radio from the USA dealer, so looks like they may have been shipped without a radio. Not real clear. Sorry for the faded Chinetti quote been in my file too long.
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    Thank you gentlemen, for your observations and corrections for my apparent mistake while attempting to focus on OPs main concern.
    It appears my what at time feel like over-exhausted memory cells are failing or playing tricks on me, but perhaps I could claim having been half correct ? :rolleyes:
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    Jim: The factory DID install radios. See my earlier post. The cars with factory radios are noted in the production records. What car are you interested in?
     
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    Dyke, just wanted to know if the factory shipped Daytonas without radios and my concern was without antennas.
     
  12. TTR

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    A while ago I inspected/photo documented a fairly low mileage, unrestored 365 GTB/4 which had some kind of radio delete cover/plate on the console and no antenna (along with no switch for it on the console or evidence of patched mounting hole), but lack of antenna (or its mounting hole) and other evidence present made me suspect potential RH quarter panel replacement.
     
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    ^ as it should if factory installed
     
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    One day I discovered my Voxson 8 track did not work. I broke my head trying to figure out why, to no avail.
    Would turn on, but no sound. Did not really matter, but...

    Another day, much later in life, had to remove the door panel(s)...no speakers :)

    Regards, Alberto
     
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