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8 tracks. Who remembers ?

Who remembers 8 tracks? Bought one about 50 years ago. Before cassette tapes. Years before CDs' The tapes pop up on Ebay on occasions.

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  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    Brothers BRG Mini Cooper S had one, or maybe his red one...
  • My Opa's Renault 17 (now owned by my uncle) still has the original one in it.

    It's a '77 model, when my '77 633CSi has a tape deck...
  • Even when new I seem to remember the tapes were hard to find.
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    A bunch of 1 and 2 series Volvos had 8 track headunits, very hard to find them these days
  • My 144 gl 1971 model has one still fitted. I believe that it was installed by the dealership, but was not original equipment. It also got an under dash ac system. I have never seen a comparable car in person, so. I am not sure exactly what radio was originally fitted. It still turns on and the motor runs, but no tape playing. Might be a belt perhaps.
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    My 144 gl 1971 model has one still fitted. I believe that it was installed by the dealership, but was not original equipment. It also got an under dash ac system. I have never seen a comparable car in person, so. I am not sure exactly what radio was originally fitted. It still turns on and the motor runs, but no tape playing. Might be a belt perhaps.
    My '77 244 had a dealer headunit too, maybe that was just how they did things for Australian Volvos back then.
  • Im surprised they were still being fitted as late as 77. I think i bought mine about 68.
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