Is What Anne Korin Said True?

Tue Aug 12 10:19:11 EDT 2008

On 8/12/08, A. Joseph Ross <> wrote:
> On 11 Aug 2008 at 8:43, Damon Cassell wrote:
> > There are cars sold in the US in the last 10 years that had no radio
> > at all, just an empty slot in the dash where the radio would normally
> > be. This includes certain models of the Acura Integra, Subaru Impreza
> > and I believe the Mitsubishi Lancer (Evo). This is common when
> > manufacturers build high performance versions of cars that might see
> > club racing, but are still street legal and sold off dealer lots.
> I remember my father buying a car without a radio back in 1965.  As a
> depression-era penny-watcher, this helped him to justify to himself
> the idea of our becoming a two-car family.  He got a Plymouth Valiant
> stripped down.  It didn't take long before he added a radio.  And a
> windshield washer.

As recently as the 90s, some manufacturers (GM was one that I know of)
offered a "delete radio" option for customers who intended to install
an aftermarket stereo.  I think the wiring was in place.

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