SOLD to Belgium: BLAUPUNKT KÖLN X 1960s Super Rare TOP-END Vintage Original Auto Radio for Mercedes-Benz 220/250/280 S/SE (W108/W109 W111/W112) and 230/250 SL (W113) – INCLUDING Classentials Deluxe BLUETOOTH Module

Here we have a fantastic and VERY RARE vintage original TOP-END 1960s (1966) Blaupunkt Köln for 1958 – 1968 Mercedes-Benz cars. The radio can be supplied with two different fronts for the following Mercedes-Benz models: 220/250/280 S/SE (W108/W109 W111/W112) and 230/250/280 SL (W113). This gorgeous Blaupunkt auto radio was carefully refurbished to excellent condition! The Blaupunkt Köln model was one of the most advanced auto radios money could buy in 1960s, the radio fitted in the most exclusive German, Italian, and English cars of the period. For Mercedes-Benz cars it was a direct competitor to the Becker Grand Prix and Mexico models.
The Blaupunkt Köln features all the ‘state-of-the-art’ 1960s functionality like FM reception, tone control, memory buttons, automatic aerial connection, connection for two speakers, and automatic motorized channel search which is actuated by pressing the right tuning knob. Furthermore, the radio comes upgraded with the versatile, and highly appraised, Classentials Bluetooth Music Streaming module to stream music, and apps from your smartphone wirelessly.

The radio was completely serviced and carefully refurbished by our technicians. The external amplifier is mounted to the radio with special brackets which make it possible to locate the amplifier behind (see pictures) on top, or below the radio unit. This exclusive 1960s Blaupunkt Köln auto radio will be a fantastic period correct luxury addition to your 1960s Mercedes-Benz! “Enjoy the Ride!”

See the full technical specification list farther below.

This Blaupunkt Frankfurt High-End auto radio is comes COMPLETE with our advanced wireless Classentials Deluxe Bluetooth Module, to stream music files, music apps, and digital radio stations from your smartphone! Value €119,75!

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

SOLD to Belgium. 


Make and Model: Blaupunkt Köln (Model X)
Classic Car era: 1958 – 1968
Face-plate: Two options. (1) Mercedes-Benz up to 1967, dashboard radio aperture 175 x 44 mm (1,75 x 6,8 Inch) and (2) Mercedes-Benz from 1968 (with pin-stripe front), dashboard radio aperture 182 x 52 (7,15 x 2,1 Inch) . We only supply vintage original metal chrome Mercedes-Benz Blaupunkt faceplates and trim. Round knobs and mounting brackets are excellent reproductions or original parts restored to high standards. The presented fronts and knobs are for the following models: 220/250/280 S/SE (W108/W109 W111/W112) and 230/250/280 SL (W113).
On-board voltage: 6V OR 12V, negative AND positive earth / ground
Output power: 5 Watt nominal, 7 Watt music
Impedance: 4 Ohm (1 speaker), 2 Ohm (2 speakers)
Rendition: Mono, one or two 4 Ohm speakers. Two speakers connected parallel + to + and – to -, this makes 2 Ohm per channel.
Wave Range: Long wave (L), Medium wave (M), Short wave (K) and FM / UKW (U)
Frequency range UKW (FM): 88MHz-104MHz
Equipment: Motorized channel search function, station pre-set buttons, 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: 1965/66
Dimensions radio unit (width x height x depth in mm): 250 x 50 x 177 (9,8 x 2 x 7 Inch) Radio and amplifier back to back as pictured, measured to back of the face-plate.
Dimensions fitted with the ampifier on top of below the head unit  (width x height x depth in mm): 170 x 10 x 177 (6,7 x 4 x 7 Inch). Bluetooth Module Plug needs 50 mm (2 Inch) extra space behind the radio.
Dimensions face-plate 1 up to 1967 (width x height in mm): 182 x 4,8 (7,15 x 1,8 inch).
Dimensions face-plate 2 from 1968 (width x height in mm): 188 x 5,8 (7,8 x 2,25 inch).
Weight (kg): 3.1

Extra in packaging: Classentials Installation Kit 1 with installation instructions, speaker plugs, 12V cable with fuse, earth / ground cable, cable shoes, and a universal 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.
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 3.2 kg
Dimensions 280 × 18.7 × 5.8 cm


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