Long before the days of GPS units, smart phones and satellite radio…there was the CB radio. Once a must-have for keeping tabs on road conditions, the CB beckons a simpler era of long road trips and camaraderie among drivers. Although its heyday has long since passed – the last year a CB radio was offered as a Corvette option was 1985 - this piece of Americana still has its place among Corvette restorers and enthusiasts.
If the radio on your 1978-1982 C3 is equipped with CB functionality, Zip now offers a C3 Corvette Reproduction CB Microphone to complete the unit. Whether you’re looking to restore your C3 to its original factory condition, or just want to pay tribute the good old days, Zip has the Corvette Parts you need to get the job done.
You don’t have to leave your favorite songs at home when you’re driving your C6 Corvette. Plug in your iPod and take the tunes with you! The Corvette GM PAL (Personal Audio Link) for 2010-2011 C6 allows you to hook up your iPod directly to your 2010 and later C6 Corvette navigation unit. The factory navigation system will control and charge your iPod so the music lasts as long as your road trip!
The KHE 100-series Corvette Radio is the perfect mix of “old school” looks and modern technology. Forget loose cassettes or CDs – just plug your music in! Zip’s new KHE-100 series shafted radio is the perfect radio for the listener of today. This radio features a chrome face, large chrome push buttons and station dial indicator reminiscent of your Corvette’s original. Behind the pretty face is all new technology, including 100 WATTS (25×4) of power, a front input port specifically designed for your iPod or MP3 player, and a USB drop cable for access to all your music! Plug in to a KHE-100 series Corvette radio and never carry another CD again! Radio features include:
Manual Up/Down Tuning
Seek Auto Tune
Preset Scan & Auto Store
Front/Rear Fader Control
On/Off Volume Control
Separate Bass/Treble Control
Left/Right Balance Control
Auto Antenna Power Lead
LCD Display W/Green Back Lighting
Front Input for iPod or MP3 Player
USB Storage Drop Cable
100 Watts Power Output (4×50)
Clock Time/Frequency Selector
Custom design to FIT your Corvette’s dash
Note: Red station slider is non-functional. For original style looks only. 1963-1967 Corvette stereos are GM licensed and include “Corvette” on aluminum bezel.
Original Corvette Radios carried an impedance load of 10 ohms and their factory equivalent speakers also carried this matching impedance. Most aftermarket radios carry a 4-ohm load, and therefore the majority of aftermarket speakers available also have a matching impedance of 4 ohms. If the radios and speakers are not “matched” in their impedance loads, not only will the radio sound pour, but damage can occur to both the speaker and the radio!
Zip Corvette has just released a new series of original impedance Corvette Speakers. These speakers are specifically designed for 1958-1976 Corvettes and are available in the correct sizes depending on the application. These speakers are Made in USA using a high energy NEO magnet, which performs better than OEM Delco or a re-cone of your original speaker. These speakers include a custom wound load coil that exactly matches the electrical characteristics of the original Delco load coils.
All 1958-1967 Corvettes used a 6×9 speaker in the center dash, while 1968-1969 Corvettes featured a 4×10 in the kick panel. The original 68-69 Corvette 4×10 speakers included a stamped bracket riveted to the speaker for mounting, this bracket will need to be reused to complete installation of a new speaker. 1970-1976 Corvette speakers are 4×6 and are originally held in place with an aluminum retainer which can be reused.
With improved bass and treble response and the ability to achieve higher volume levels than your original speaker, Zip Corvette’s reproduction speakers will make your original Corvette radio sound better than new.
If you have been asking “How do I replace my C4 Corvette Bose Radio?” because it looks bad, then worry no longer. We now carry Corvette Bose Radio face kits & knobs for C4 1984-1989 to make your old radio look like new again. If you have had this problem then you may have tried to buy a new Bose radio from GM or another Corvette parts supplier like us; problem with this is that the factory GM Delco radios have not be available for many years. Since they have not been available new, many people have turned to have their old C4 Corvette Delco radios rebuilt entirely! This is great if your radio does not work properly, but if you just want an affordable and fast fix for the looks of your Corvette’s radio; our new Corvette radio face kit is just the solution. You will be amazed how something so small can alter the looks of the entire interior of your Corvette.
Our new Corvette Delco Bose radio face kits do not include the radio push buttons, but these reproduction kits include a new GM licensed face, new lens and a new cassette door. These high quality Delco radio faces can have your Corvette’s interior looking better than ever. An excellent compliment to a new radio face is a new set of our Corvette Radio Knobs for C4. We have the balance/fader knob bezel and the volume/tuner radio knob, both of which will help your Bose radio look like it did when your car rolled off the GM assembly line.