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.
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