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.
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