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Username Post: Glove Box 'STUFF'        (Topic#354218)
Swifster 
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Loc: Bradenton, FL
Reg: 05-26-18
12-04-18 06:09 PM - Post#2753395    

Nothing is truly empty in a new car. Trunks had spares, engine compartment had a free bottle of windshield washer concentrate and interiors had floor mats. The glove box had an owners manual.

But what else came with the owners manual? I'm mostly interested in what came with '63's, but I'm sure the '61 thru '64 cars all had their little bits of paper treasure.

I'm guessing the cars came with the following;

Owners Manual
Plastic Bag to hold the Manual
Radio Instructions
Warranty Card
Cruise Control Instructions
Seat Belt Instructions
Pre Delivery Inspection Sheet
Battery Warranty Certificate
Tire Warranty?

Anything to add? Stuff from other years?

I know many people put receipts for service work in there, as well as sales receipts for the car and maybe a window sticker.

Tom

1963 Chevrolet ?
$121.00


Edited by Swifster on 12-04-18 06:11 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




japete92 
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Posts: 1096
japete92
Loc: No. Virginia
Reg: 01-18-13
12-05-18 05:48 AM - Post#2753450    
    In response to Swifster

I do not recall anything other than the owners manual (no 'bag').

We were expected to be smart enough to operate the am radio and the seat belts (which were not on most cars).

Pete



 
Verne_Frantz 
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Posts: 5485
Verne_Frantz
Loc: Hightstown,NJ USA
Reg: 08-22-00
12-05-18 11:23 AM - Post#2753487    
    In response to Swifster

  • Swifster Said:
Nothing is truly empty in a new car. Trunks had spares, engine compartment had a free bottle of windshield washer concentrate and interiors had floor mats. The glove box had an owners manual.

But what else came with the owners manual? I'm mostly interested in what came with '63's, but I'm sure the '61 thru '64 cars all had their little bits of paper treasure.

I'm guessing the cars came with the following;

Owners Manual
Plastic Bag to hold the Manual
Radio Instructions
Warranty Card
Cruise Control Instructions
Seat Belt Instructions
Pre Delivery Inspection Sheet
Battery Warranty Certificate
Tire Warranty?

Anything to add? Stuff from other years?

I know many people put receipts for service work in there, as well as sales receipts for the car and maybe a window sticker.



In these years, no cruise controls were installed at the assembly plants, so that instruction would not be there. The pre delivery inspection sheet was filled out by the dealer and not shipped with the car. It was rare that the dealer left it with the customer. All the warranty information was in the Owner Protection Plan booklet. No separate warranty cards.
In '63, the plastic bag for the owner's manual was used. Other years used a paper envelope. Other items shipped in the glove box were a small booklet showing the available dealer accessories that could be purchased, a folding top instruction pamphlet if a convertible and the license plate attachment screws (which of course, the dealer used before the car was picked up.)

Verne




 
impala 
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impala
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Reg: 07-13-00
12-05-18 02:48 PM - Post#2753517    
    In response to Verne_Frantz

In addition to the above my 61 conv. had the radio delete plate in the glove box. I guess the mechanic at the selling dealer, Kenny Ross Chevrolet, Pittsburgh put it in there after he installed the radio.
impala

61 Impala Convertible, AACA Senior Grand National
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Aussie_Chevy_Nut 
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Aussie_Chevy_Nut
Loc: Australia
Reg: 11-26-02
12-05-18 06:17 PM - Post#2753536    
    In response to Verne_Frantz

Also if fitted with a Hazard Flasher there would be small instruction tag hanging from the knob. Also, in the Australian delivered Chevrolets that had the Pontiac style dashboard, my dad's glove box contained the radio delete plate. ('64 Belair) The Aussie radio was locally designed and made to fit in the Pontiac style dash. There was no air conditioning, but our car had leather seating, seat belts, rear window venetian shades, P/S, p/Brakes, 283 with p/glide.
We used to keep water cool on those hot summer days with a canvas water bag that was tied to the front of the grille, very effective.
John




 
Verne_Frantz 
61-64 Subject Matter Expert
Posts: 5485
Verne_Frantz
Loc: Hightstown,NJ USA
Reg: 08-22-00
12-05-18 08:09 PM - Post#2753556    
    In response to Aussie_Chevy_Nut

The Hazard flasher was also a dealer installed item so no card would have been shipped with the car.

Verne



 




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