SOLD to the United States: Blaupunkt Karlsruhe De Luxe 1971 VERY RARE Exclusive High-End Vintage Classic Car Auto Radio for Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ferrari, Lancia, Maserati, Mercedes, Peugeot, Porsche, Volvo & Others 1965 – 1974 MP3 Ready

Here we have a stunning and VERY RARE vintage original Blaupunkt Karlsruhe De Luxe auto radio in excellent refurbished condition! The Karlsruhe De Luxe is the luxury edition of the Frankfurt model. The radio is fitted with a chrome face-plate with black leather-look inserts, chrome channel selection buttons and black rubber knobs. A tiny blemish on the face-plate chrome was touched-in silver at the lower right corner of the radio scale during the restoration. This gorgeous vintage Blaupunkt Frankfurt car radio will be a PERIOD CORRECT stylish luxury addition to your European classic (sports) car. This top class radio will be at home in your Alfa Romeo, BMW, Glas, Mercedes-Benz, Lancia, Jaguar, Triumph and ALL other european classic cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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.) Face-plate type G is fitted. Want another style? Choose between the types: B, C, D, E, F, G I, J, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and U, see pictures. 30+ different models available; ask! Please specifiy when ordering or drop a note via E-mail first.)

This sterling Blaupunkt Karlsruhe De Luxe transistor radio has been refurbished by Dutch and German specialists for Classentials. 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 sound of the 1960s and 1970s via your dashboard speaker or add an extra speaker in the rear to surround yourself with music. This radio features a DIN connection for external (MP3) devices with a 3.5 mm jack socket. You can order this optional connection cable with dasboard mount and switch at Classentials.

The radio is being delivered with the Classentials installation kit (installation instructions, speaker plug, fuse, ground cable, mounting-rings etc), all the essentials you will need to properly install the radio in your classic car with the old style dashboard aperture.

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

SOLD to the United States.


Model: Blaupunkt Karlsruhe De Luxe type 7631 (VERY RARE Luxury Edition of the 1971 Frankfurt)
Classic Car era: 1965 – 1974
Face-plate: Slim chrome front with black ‘leather-look’ inserts (type G). Chrome and black rubber buttons / knobs. Different face-plate and knobs on exchange basis, ask.
On-board voltage: 12V, Negative earth / ground only
Output power: 5 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-104MHz
Equipment: station pre-set buttons, automatic antenna connection, DIN connection for optional external devices (in period cassette players) like MP3/mobile phone and DAB+ digital radio/handsfree phone sets.
Design type: Transistor radio.
Year of build: 1971
Dimensions unit (width x height x depth in mm): 177 x 110 x 44 (compact radio unit)
Dimensions face-plate (width x height in mm): 180 x 50
Weight (kg): 1.3

Extra in packaging: Classentials Installation Kit 1 with installation instructions, old style speaker plug, earth cable, 12V wire with fuse, cable shoes extra M10 mounting rings and a holed metal strip to form a bracket to support the back of the radio.

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 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!”

Additional information

Weight1.3 kg
Dimensions17.7 × 11.0 × 44 cm


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