SOLD to the United Kingdom: BLAUPUNKT ESSEN Y 1967 Vintage Original 6/12 Volt Auto Radio for VW Volkswagen BUS “Split Window” 1949 – 1967, MP3 and Bluetooth Ready!

Here we have a wonderful 1967 Blaupunkt Essen Y classic car auto radio with original Blaupunkt faceplate and mounting parts for the series 1 (1949 – 1967) ‘Split Window’ Volkswagen Bus! The Blaupunkt Essen was the top end choice for VW Beetle and Bus. A comfort choice with long wave, medium wave (AM), short wave, and FM (U) reception. The radio features two tone buttons (more or less bass / treble), the possibility to connect two speakers, and a DIN socket on the back. In period a cassette player could be connected to this socket, today MP3 and Bluetooth devices can be connected when the radio is operated in 6/12 Volt negative ground cars. This fine auto radio was fully serviced and refurbished in our workshop to wonderful vintage original condition! The radio features all original parts like the metal back plate (which mounts behind the dashboard), the chrome dial trim (which mounts on top of the painted metal dashboard), chrome anti theft nuts, and short black VW knobs. The front parts are 50-60 years old and they will show minimal signs of previous use. Study the photos carefully.

This radio will upgrade your classic VW Bus and it will enhance your driving experience because the dashboard is what YOU are looking at while enjoying your car! See all the technical specifications farther below this page! “Enjoy the Ride!”

This Blaupunkt Essen radio is MP3 and Bluetooth ready for 6 / 12 Volt NEGATVE GROUND cars. Stream music from your smartphone to your vintage original auto radio with our wireless Classentials Deluxe Bluetooth Module (Price €119,75)! Get a €50,00 DISCOUNT on the combination purchase using Coupon code: MP3M in the check-out.

*1.5 years (18 months) GLOBAL warranty, Bluetooth Module 1-year warranty. (See About Us / FAQ).

SOLD to the United Kingdom.


Make and Model: Blaupunkt Essen Y
Classic Car era: 1958 – 1967
Face-plate: Blaupunkt original for ‘Split Screen’ Vw Bus 1949-1967. Metal back plate (which mounts under the metal dashbaord), chrome dial trim which mounts on top of the dashboard, chrome ‘anti theft’ axle nuts, and short black VW knobs. The radio fits the old style dashboard radio aperture 95 x 42 mm (3,75 x 1,75 inch) with two 11 mm (0,55 inch) radio shaft holes at 130 mm (5,15 inch) horizontal distance. This vintage radio was completed with all original parts!
On-board voltage: 6V and 12V, Positive and Negative earth / ground
Output power: 5 Watt
Impedance: 4 Ohm
Rendition: Mono, 1 or 2 (4 Ohm) speakers in parallel (+to + and – to – fashion). Socket with three holes marked I and II. I for one 4 Ohm speaker, II for two 4 Ohm speakers connected in parallel fashion making 2 Ohm. The single lower hole is earth / ground.
Wave Range: long wave (L), medium wave (M) (AM), short wave (K), and FM (U)
Equipment: Tone control push button, 6-PIN DIN connection for optional external devices (in period cassette players) like the Classentials MP3 kit and the Classentials Bluetooth module 6 / 12 Volt Positive ground only.
Design type: Transistor radio
Year of build: 1967
Dimensions unit (width x height x depth in mm): 177 x 50 x 174 / 7,0 x 2,0 x 6,75 (back to back of face-plate)
Dimensions chrome dial trim (width x height): 102 x 48 mm / 4,0 x 1,85 inch
Weight (kg): 1,8

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, analog telescopic antenna, standard (dashboard speaker) with wiring.
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!”

Additional information

Weight 1.8 kg


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