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In 69 soft ray all windows was recommended with AC but the windshield soft ray was mandatory. I'd say that the vast majority of AC cars had soft Ray all around but not every AC car did. Perhaps even windshield soft ray was only recommended in 67?

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Id say there are 5 pieces of glass that would be tinted on a drop top.

The optional hardtop may have also had a tinted back glass on an air condition car.

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the 68 up rear glass on convertible GTO's was soft ray if all windows soft ray was ordered.

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Id say there are 5 pieces of glass that would be tinted on a drop top.
Got me on the vent windows.
Main point being less windows on a VetteVert vs. GTO Hdtp @ option cost.
I guess a 67 GTO Vert would be cheaper on SoftRay-ALL option than a 67 Hdtp.
With a clear plastic back window

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Got me on the vent windows.
Main point being less windows on a VetteVert vs. GTO Hdtp @ option cost.
I guess a 67 GTO Vert would be cheaper on SoftRay-ALL option than a 67 Hdtp.
With a clear plastic back window
They didn't price it that way, bodystyle didn't impact the soft ray prices... I only have 69 costs but I'd imagine the idea didn't change... for example a firebird ragtop (plastic rear window) had the same option price for soft ray all as a hardtop. Another example is that wagons, softray all was also the same price on a wagon despite having much more glass pieces and area.

Actually the way GM priced it was by body group; one price for F body, one price for A body and one price for B body (in 69 the G body used the B price even though it was really just a modified B body).

69 prices (first number is just windshield, second is all glass:
F body...$22.12, $32.65
A body...$26.33, $32.65
B&G body: $29.49, $44.23

A thing to remember is that these options were basically free money for GM, I don't imagine it actually cost more to produce a tinted window, the only real extra cost was the management of extra part numbers and two different inventories of glass at the assembly plants.

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I got a new windshield from Auto City Classics at the Moultrie swap meet today. $107.00 for soft ray with shading at the top.

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Full soft ray tint on my 66 post non ac car.

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Beautiful car.

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