SOLD to Spain: Blaupunkt Frankfurt W 1965 VERY RARE Vintage Original High-End Classic Car Auto Radio for 1960-1968 Mercedes-Benz W108, W109, W111, W112 and W113 230 SL Pagode Models and Other Cars – MP3 and Bluetooth Ready

Here we have a gorgeous and very rare 1965 Blaupunkt Frankfurt W high-end classic car auto radio which has been completed with an original ‘slim’ chrome face-plate and ‘fluted’ original knobs for 1960 – 1970 Mercedes-Benz W108, W109, W111, W112 and W113 230 SL Pagode models. The face-plate and the dashboard back-plate (which you see behind the chrome face-plate and which is not visible when mounted in the car) are brand new OLD STOCK items in perfect condition! The radio can also be fitted with the slightly bigger Mercedes-Benz ‘pin-stripe’ face-plate for 280 SL and other later Mercedes models. The radio is a universal unit, different face-plates / knobs for other exclusive classic automobiles can be fitted upon request, see pictures.

This superb vintage original radio was fully serviced and refurbised to excellent condition by our technicians. The radio covers have been treated with a heat conductive coating. The radio works and sounds perfectly; like new! The Blaupunkt transistor radios of the early 1960s feature two units; the radio and the amplifier. These units are connected through an approximately 50 cm long cable. The amplifier can be mounted behind the radio (as pictured), on top, or below the radio with the special brackets. The amplifier can also be mounted away from the radio on a convenient location under the dashboard. The Blaupunkt Frankfurt is one of the very best radios of the 1960s and 1970s, this very fine specimen will be a wonderful PERIOD CORRECT addition to your 1960s Mercedes-Benz SL, Heckflosse, 3.5 V8, /8 or any other European exclusive classic car of the period! “Enjoy the Ride!”

You can have this fine Blaupunkt radio with a different face-plate, knobs and fittings to match your car make and model and / or your taste. Exchange basis, no additional costs. 1960s Mercedes-Benz ‘slim’ type P is fitted. MB ‘pin-stripe’ type Q also available. Want another style? Choose between the types: A, B, D, E, H, L, M, N, P, R and S, see pictures (30+ models available, ask). Please specifiy when ordering or drop a note via E-mail first. Optional custom knobs, see accessories.

This fine vintage original Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio will upgrade your classic automobile and it will enhance your driving experience because the dashboard is what YOU are looking at while enjoying your classic (sports) car! The radio is easy to install with the guidance and the parts supplied in the Classentials Installation Kit. Enjoy the sound of the 1960s via your dashboard speaker or add an extra speaker in the rear to surround yourself with music.

This high-end Blaupunkt Frankfurt mono radio is MP3 and Bluetooth ready; with our Classentials MP3 Kit or the wireless Classentials Bluetooth module you can play-back / stream your own music, see accessories.

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

SOLD to Spain.


Make and Model: Blaupunkt Frankfurt W
Classic Car era: 1960 – 1970
Face-plate pictured: Mercedes-Benz ‘slim’ type chrome face-plate with black inserts. Mercedes-Benz W108, W109, W111, W112 and W113 230 SL Pagode models. Radio also pictured with face-plates for BMW Neue Klasse CS / CSI and Jaguar E-type (XK-E). Other face-plate and / or knobs on exchange basis at no additional costs, see photos
On-board voltage: 6V and 12V (switch), Negative OR positive earth / ground (switch)
Output power: 5 / 7 Watt
Impedance: 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 (L), medium wave (M), short wave (K), UKW (FM)
Frequency range UKW (FM): 88MHz-104MHz
Equipment: station pre-set buttons, external amplifier, 6-PIN DIN connection for optional external devices (in period cassette players) like the Classentials MP3 kit and the Classentials Bluetooth module.
Design type: Transistor radio
Year of build: 1965
Dimensions unit (width x height x depth in mm) Radio: 176 x 50 x 158, Amplifier: 183 x 60 x 52
Dimensions face-plate L x W (mm): 181 x 47. Dashboard back mounting plate: 185 x 54
Weight (kg): 2.8

Extra in packaging: Classentials Installation Kit 1 with installation instructions, old style speaker plug, earth cable, extra M10 mounting rings and a rear mounting strip.

Installing: Basic car conditions before installation: Radio prepared car with dashboard openings, 12V power lead, analog telescopic antenna, standard (dashboard speaker) with wiring.
Tools needed: wrench number 14 and 10, 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!”

Additional information

Weight 2.8 kg
Dimensions 29 × 21 × 5.5 cm


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