This set is a production date hybrid - I matched a set of 1975 retractors with 1974 belts so that I could get an overall great 6 piece grouping. Details -- The buckles are in great shape -- shiny chrome and fully operational.
Two female buckles are rust free, and the third has a few random rust dot speckles on the bottom side. The male buckle on the center belt has a bubbling at the edge, none on the edges or bottom. Adjuster mechanism (Center belt) works fine. The retractors (outer Driver and Passenger Side) have great pull and lock properly when in use. The housing covers, usually scuffed and abuse, are really above average too, and show light wear & tear for being plastic parts.No major gouges, cracks or deep scuffs. The BLACK strapping is beautiful. Clean, flexible, great stitching, etc. Excellent original strap coloring, no fraying at the edges. No stains in the belt material either (the white production information labels do have some stains).
They even retain that slight shininess per original. Sets like this rarely come along -- this set would fit nicely into a premium Survivor Car or restored vehicle.Overall I rate the set at Very Very Good / Near Excellent condition -- borderlining Excellent. NOTE: This is the "small / standard" sized male/female buckle (1960's-1971 mainly had the "large" male buckle). NOTE: The wiring from the belts is for the dash buzzer system (brainbox is located under the front seat) that alerts you when somebody is sitting in a seat but does not have their belt on. Many people deactivated that annoying buzzer system. It's not required that you hook up the wires. You can cut them off below the stitch if desired. GRADING: 9.75-9.25 on a 10 scale. Light wear and tear, you will love these belts! It's up to YOU to verify the usability in your car PRIOR to purchasing. Suggested models for use are below.
1971-76 Chevrolet Models: BelAir, Biscayne, Impala, Caprice, Station Wagon. 1971-76 Cadillac Models: Calais, Coupe Sedan DeVille, Fleetwood, Brougham, Eldorado (1971-78). 1971-76 Buick Models: Centurion, LeSabre, Electra 225, Riviera, Estate Wagon. 1971-76 Oldsmobile Models: Delta 88, 98, Toronado (1971-78), Station Wagon.
1971-76 Pontiac Models: Catalina, Bonneville, Grandville, Station Wagon. This set is ideal for 1971-76 GM CONVERTIBLES! August 1974-75 BLACK -- Very Very Good Condition (6 pieces). This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Car & Truck Parts & Accessories\Interior Parts & Accessories\Interior Safety\Seat Belts & Parts".
The seller is "caddypartz" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.