I am looking for a original equipment style outside rear view mirror. They were only produced in “left hand” configuration and the GM Accessories (OEM) part number is 989396. I am looking for one that doesn’t have any pitting and will not require re-chroming to go on a show car. The mirror glass is replaceable, so the glass condition is not important to me.
Thanks for any help!
Jim, I can’t help on the mirror but do have a question about them. I never noticed till yesterday but I do not have one on our 4 speed car. You mention “GM Accessory” does that mean it was an option? I can see no signs where it ever had one on it but thought all cars had a driver side mirror?
Yes, the 1962 Y body outside rear view mirror was an option. It is listed as option R-1 for $4.51. For the 1963 Y bodies the outside rear view mirror is listed as D-32 for $4.51 or a remote controlled one D-33 for $11.78.
My original new purchase of a 1962 F-85 came without the rear view mirror and I bought one from the dealership and installed myself. For some strange reason I have kept the instructions, hole drill pattern and box since 1962! I have often found 1962 Y body cars with a different style rear view mirror installed. The owners must have added an aftermarket mirror themselves.
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Thanks for the info. I looked on eBay and only found a 63-64 mirror. The listing is not correct, the mirror is not for a 62 F-85 body car. If I have not found the one you are suggesting, please send me the link to the one you found.