SOLD to Portugal: Blaupunkt Essen 1971 Vintage Original Classic Car Auto Radio for Alfa Romeo, Glas, Facel 3, Lancia, NSU, Triumph, VW and other cars 1965 – 1973

THIS 1971 BLAUPUNKT ESSEN RADIO IS SOLD. We can complete a similar looking auto radio for you based on a 1967-1971 Blaupunkt Mannheim, Essen or Frankfurt. Contact Marc for more information via the contact page.

Here we have a gorgeous vintage original 1971 Blaupunkt Essen classic car auto radio for use in many cars of the period 1965 – 1973. This superbly refurbished and splendid looking radio will look the part in Alfa Romeo Giulietta / Giulia, NSU Prinz, Audi 1000 SP, Glas 1600, Facel 3 and Facellia, Triumph TR, early Volkswagen Beetle and T1 bus and other cars.

The radio was fully serviced and refurbished in our workshop to TOP condition! The metal chrome face-plate with black finish (174 x 56 mm), the small chrome dial face plate and the chrome nuts behind the knobs are all very rare original parts. The period correct ‘music-note’ knobs are expensive and top quality newly manufactured items. The Blaupunkt Essen features medium wave, short wave and the important FM (U) wave reception. Furthermore, push-button tone control and a DIN socket are available. This fine radio will be a stylish and PERIOD CORRECT addition to your classic car and it will enhance your driving experience because the dashboard is what YOU are looking at while enjoying your car!

This Blaupunkt Frankfurt High-End auto radio is MP3 and Bluetooth ready! Stream music from your smartphone to your vintage original auto radio with our wireless Classentials Deluxe Bluetooth Module (Price €99,50) or ‘wired’ Deluxe MP3 Kit (Price €40,00)! Get a €40,00 DISCOUNT on the combination purchase using Coupon code: MP3M in the check-out.

The radio is being delivered with the complete Classentials installation kit (installation instructions, speaker plug, cable-shoes, ground cable, fuse etc), all the essentials you need to properly install the radio in your classic car with the 1960s style dashboard aperture (95 x 42 mm with two 11 mm holes for the knob shafts at 130 mm horizontal distance). See all the technical specifications farther below this page! “Enjoy the Ride!”

*1.5 years (18 months) European / US warranty (See About Us / FAQ).

SOLD to Portugal.


Model: Blaupunkt Essen (type 7631)
Classic Car era: 1965 – 1973
Face-plate: Metal Chrome universal face-plate with matte-black finish and a separate small chrome dial face-plate. Will fit the old style 1960s early 1970s dashboard aperture. Fitted with specially made period correct ‘music note’ knobs and original chrome nuts behind the knobs.
On-board voltage: 12V, Negative earth / ground only
Output power: 5 Watt
Impedance speaker: 4 Ohm
Rendition: Mono, 1 (4 Ohm) speaker. NOTE: If you want to connect two speakers then you have to use two 8 Ohm speakers connected parallel + to + and – to -, this makes 4 Ohm. This is important otherwise you will damage the internal amplifier.
Wave Range: long wave, medium wave, UKW (FM)
Frequency range UKW (FM): 88MHz-104MHz
Equipment: Tone lever, DIN connection for optional external devices (in period cassette players) like the Classentials MP3 kit and the Classentials Bluetooth module.
Design type: Transistor radio, compact body
Year of build: 1971
Dimensions unit (width x height x depth in mm): 177 x 43 x 125 (back to front of the face-plate)
Dimensions face-plate (width x height in mm): 174 x 56
Weight (kg): 1

Extra in packaging: Classentials Installation Kit 1 with installation instructions, old style speaker plug, earth cable, 12V wire with fuse, cable shoes and a metal strip with 6 mm holes to form a rear radio support bracket if not present in your car.

Installing: Basic car conditions before installation: Radio prepared car with dashboard openings, 12V power lead (negative ground), analog telescopic antenna, standard (dashboard speaker) with wiring.
Tools needed: wrench number 14 and 8, cable shoe pliers. Handy customers experienced with working and tinkering on classic cars can install a radio by themselves. All others we strictly advise to have their vintage radio installed by an experienced mechanic / electrician / local garage. Our installation kits contain the parts and instructions needed to install a radio in a factory original prepared car. In case your dashboard aperture / mount has been changed by previous owners over the last 40 -50 years you might need, or have to make, different parts to make the radio fit properly.

*1.5 years (18 months) European / US warranty (See About Us / FAQ). In the rare case that a reliable Blaupunkt transistor radio stops working you send it back to us for immediate exchange (in case a comparable unit is in stock) or repair. The radio is sealed before shipping with a unique numbered security seal which cannot be tampered with. If this seal is damaged / broken the warranty will be void.

“Enjoy the Ride!”

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Weight1 kg


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