Corvette ignition shielding was designed by GM to reduce electrical interference for increases radio reception and performance. However, the ignition shields were often removed during routine engine tune-ups to gain access to ignition components including spark plugs and wires. After having their hands cut or fighting the many brackets and wing nuts that hold them in place, many mechanics eliminated the shields after the tune-up was complete. Factory ignition shields were either stainless or flash-chrome plated steel; neither of which was designed for show purposes.
|Model Year||1968, 1969|