It’s a dark and stormy night, and your favorite radio station isn’t coming in because the antenna on your C3 is shot. Time to upgrade! Corvette Central is now offering these newly updated antenna assemblies for 1969-78 Corvettes (not for powered antenna applications). Painstaking detail has been given to these new assemblies as every attempt has been made to make them more correct in comparison to the originals.
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Our original replacement antenna lacked the OEM teeth to secure where the antenna mast met the metal base for the antenna cable. Our updated assembly addresses this issue, reinforcing the connection so as to prevent loosening of the mast. This also makes the antenna more correct compared to the original (pictured above).
We took painstaking measures to ensure accuracy. For example:
- We have more accurately replicated the OEM “bowtie” stamping on the base (OEM pictured on left, our version on right).
- On the antenna mast, we made the diameters more correct on both ends (base is 0.165-0.170 in diameter, tip is 0.300-0.305). Base and tip pictured below.
Our new assemblies not only reflect the attention to detail that judges are looking for during shows, but our dedication to producing the highest quality parts possible. As an example, the assemblies include several OEM components.
All antenna assemblies include the following parts: base with cable, mast, spacer, nut and gasket. Specific year and body style assembly part numbers are as follows:
- 163015: 1969-1973
- 163002: 1974-1977 coupe
- 163097: 1974-1975 convertible
- 163120: 1978 (except power antenna)
The mast is also available separately under part number 163020.
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