SOLD to the United States: Blaupunkt Karlsruhe 1972 Very Rare 108 Mhz Vintage Original High-End Classic Car Auto Radio Universal for BMW CS, CSL, CSI, 2002, Jaguar E-type S2, and Other Classics 1968 – 1973, INCLUDING Classentials De Luxe Bluetooth Module!

THIS VERY RARE ULTRA RARE 1972 BLAUPUNKT KARLSRUHE AUTO RADIO IS SOLD. We can complete a similar looking auto radio for you based on a 1969-1973 Blaupunkt Karlsruhe (if available), based on a 1969-1972 Blaupunkt Frankfurt, or based on a 1970-1971 Blaupunkt Köln. Contact Marc for more information via the contact page.

Here we have a fabulous and beautifully refurbished and serviced 1972 Blaupunkt Karlsruhe 108 Mhz HIGH-END classic car auto radio fitted with an extra wide luxury faceplate and knobs. The Blaupunkt Karlsruhe is the luxury edition of the Frankfurt, this model is fitted with chrome push buttons and the 108 Mhz extended FM range. The 205 x 59 mm faceplate was in period seen in BMW CS and 2002 models of the late 1960s and early 1970s. It looks magnificent in Jaguar E-type series 2, 1960s Rolls Royce / Bentley models, Jaguar XJ MK I (without airconditioning), and many other cars of the period 1968 – 1973. You can choose to have the faceplate in chrome / black as shown, in chrome / silver, or in full chrome. You can also choose to have the radio with dedicated 1960s style BMW knobs (See picture 6).

The radio will fit the old style dashboard aperture of 95 x  42 mm with two 11 mm holes for the knob shafts at 130 mm. If your dashboard radio aperture was enlarged to the more modern 1-DIN size of 185 x 55 mm you will need an additional 1-DIN dashboard bracket; Contact us. See all the technical specifications farther below this page!

This sterling Blaupunkt Karlsruhe transistor radio has been refurbished our specialists. This 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 mono sound of the 1970s via your dashboard speaker or add an extra speaker in the rear to surround yourself with music.

This Blaupunkt Karlsruhe HIGH-END auto radio comes complete with the automatic Classentials de Luxe Bluetooth Module which can be mounted invisibly behind the dashboard! Value €99,75!

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

SOLD to the United States.


Make and Model: Blaupunkt Karlsruhe (Type 7632)
Classic Car era: 1968 – 1973
Face-plate: Luxury metal chrome with black finish for BMW CS, CSL, CSI, Jaguar E-type S2, Ferrari and other classics of the period 1968 – 1973.
On-board voltage: 12V, Negative earth / ground only
Output power: Nominal / Music – 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, medium wave, short wave, UKW (FM)
Frequency range UKW (FM): 88MHz-108MHz
Equipment: Tone control, automatic antenna connection, 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: 1972
Dimensions unit (width x height x depth in mm): 177 x 42 x 150 (back to front of face-plate)
Dimensions face-plate (width x height in mm): 205 x 59
Weight (kg): 1.3

Extra in packaging: Classentials Installation Kit 1 with installation instructions, old style speaker plug, 12V wire with fuse, spare fuse, earth / ground cable, extra M10 mounting rings and a rear mounting bracket (see pictures).

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 1.5 kg
Dimensions 15 × 20.6 × 7 cm


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