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Postby Vegavulture » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:38 am

I did a quick search, now I'm at the question stage. I'm curious if a compass was offered in any of the h body years. Thanks in advance.
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Re: compass option

Postby cammerjeff » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:13 pm

I believe only the standard accessory Compass was available, here is a link to a 74 Chevy version, I have the GM badged version in our 78 Catalina Wagon

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-GM-Vehicle ... tE&vxp=mtr
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Re: compass option

Postby Monza Harry » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:20 pm

Thank Jeff now I want that but, that is a pricey piece. I'm not going to chase that at this time. Harry
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Re: compass option

Postby cammerjeff » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:58 am

Harry, I know they are pricy NOS, I paid around $50 for my GM version NOS in a cracked case. I thought that was to much money for a lowly Pontiac, you Chevy guys must have a lot more $$$$ LOL!!!!!
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Re: compass option

Postby Biscayne John » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:46 pm

Try buying one for a late 30's early 40's GM car....... They were going for close to $2,000 a few years ago. I have one in my 60 Impala and 62 Biscayne and I paid around $700 each for them, now they have reproductions for about half of that price. These things will only go up in price as time goes on. It all comes down to how bad do you want it. When I bought my Cosworth I bought one for it. to be honest I don't care for the way it looks on the H body cars, it appears to be too big on the small dash windshield area.

this one looks to be priced very fair
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-GM-GENERAL-MOTORS-COMPASS-CHEVROLET-CADILLAC-BUICK-OLDSMOBILE-PONTIAC-983335-/272537185271?hash=item3f747b6bf7:g:yR8AAOSwnHZYjAZh&vxp=mtr
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Re: compass option

Postby leander » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:08 am

Try classicindustries. I know they have NOS Gm compass also.
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Re: compass option

Postby rpoz-29 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:44 am

Makes me think of the stuff my Dad had through the years. He was a Chevy dealer's parts manager. I remember the under the dash tissue dispenser, compasses, all kinds of stuff. I still have a 23 channel GM CB radio around here somewhere.
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Re: compass option

Postby Biscayne John » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:39 pm

In regard to your original question compasses were offered on all models up until the 80's when the advent of the digital instrument panels deemed them to be obsolete. By the mid=60's the compasses became corporate and instead of the individual logo for each line of manufacture they went to the one size fit's all with the GM logo. For the most part Dinsmore was the subcontractor that manufactured all of the compasses for years.
They are pretty cool, and part of an era long gone now.
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1953 Chevrolet 150 2 door Sedan (all original unrestored)
1954 Chevrolet Belair 4 door Sedan (now my Son's, was my Dad's)
1960 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Sport Coupe 348/340HP (nice original)
1962 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Sport Coupe 409/409HP(the last one to do)
1962 Chevrolet Biscayne 2 door Sedan 327 Auto (AACA Grand National Winner)
1975 Cosworth Vega # 0718 (nice original)
1977 Monza Mirage 4 speed
1985 Caprice Classic 9 Passenger Wagon
1987 Celebrity Wagon (was my mother in laws since new 42K miles)
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Re: compass option

Postby cosvega76 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:04 am

And I'm getting to the age to need one now! :lol:


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Re: compass option

Postby dindin » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:41 pm

Funny I was driving home the other day from the store, and it seemed to be taking alot longer than normal, so I looked up at the built in rear view mirror compass in my truck and I was headed in south instead of north..They come in very handy when forget where I am going and I remember I have one// :lol:

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Re: compass option

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Re: compass option

Postby cjbiagi » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:49 pm

Yes, the built in compasses in new cars does come in handy every now and then.....
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Re: compass option

Postby cammerjeff » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:06 pm

Compared to other GM Compass's I have seen for sale that link is a good deal, but it does have much simpler packaging than the earlier ones and would not look as good sitting on a collectors shelf!
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77 Astre Formula, some day soon powered by a 215 Buick V-8
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Re: compass option

Postby Vegavulture » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:20 pm

Thanks guys , I have learned something. Be a cool option never the less in the wagon. :th:
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