SOLD to Switzerland: Blaupunkt Köln X 1966 ULTRA RARE Vintage Original Top -End Classic Car Auto Radio for 1960s Jaguar E-type (XK-E), Lancia, Karmann Ghia and others, MP3 Ready

Here we have a gorgeous and very rare 1966 Blaupunkt Köln X top-end classic car auto radio in very good and fully refurbished / serviced condition! This top-end 1966 Köln X features a push-button operated motorized automatic channel search option! This exclusive radio was completed with a scarce vintage original chrome face-plate for Jaguar E-type (XK-E) series 1 and the correct black fluted knobs. In the 1960s, this face-plate was also used for certain Lancia and Karmann Ghia models.
This Blaupunkt Köln has a fantastic chrome appeal; the face-plate and the chrome push-buttons are all original items showing their original finish and patina! This Blaupunkt Köln was fully refurbished and serviced by our German technician. The 50+ years old radio housing, the amplifier cable, the chrome push-buttons and the amplifier brackets show some signs of age and use; the radio is priced accordingly! The radio is a universal unit, different face-plates / knobs for other exclusive classic automobiles can be fitted upon request.

The Blaupunkt transistor radios of the early 1960s feature two units; the radio and the amplifier. These units are connected thru 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 Köln is one of the TOP CLASS auto radios of the 1960s and 1970s, this very good specimen will be a wonderful PERIOD CORRECT addition to your 1960s Jaguar E-type (XK-E) 4.2 Litre Series 1, Karmann Ghia or any other European exclusive classic car of the period! “Enjoy the Ride!”

This Blaupunkt mono auto radio is MP3 ready featuring a DIN socket to connect an external device. You can buy this auto radio in a package deal complete with a Classentials de Luxe mono MP3 Kit! CLICK HERE. Add the radio and the mono MP3 KIT to your shopping basket. Then enter the Coupon code MP3M and you will get 20 Euro discount on the combination purchase!

This fine vintage original Blaupunkt Köln 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.

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

SOLD to Switzerland.


Make and Model: Blaupunkt Frankfurt X
Classic Car era: 1960 – 1970
Face-plate: Jaguar E-type (XK-E) Series 1 and series 1.5 chrome face-plate with black knobs. In period this face-plate was also used on certain Lancia and Karmann Ghia models. The face plate can be universally used in other cars of the period, flush / flat dashboard fit. Different 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, Medium wave, Short Wave and Ultra short wave (FM)
Frequency range UKW (FM): 88MHz – 104MHz.
Equipment: LMKUU station pre-set buttons, motorized channel search, tone control, external amplifier, automatic antenna connection, 6-PIN DIN connection for optional external devices (in period cassette players) like the Classentials MP3 to which smartphones and Bluetooth receivers can be connected with 3.5 mm jack-plug. NOT compatible with the Classentials Bluetooth module.
Design type: Transistor radio
Year of build: 1966
Dimensions unit (width x height x depth in mm) Radio: 176 x 50 x 158, Amplifier: 183 x 60 x 52
Dimensions face-plate (width x height in mm): 250 top, 170 bottom, height x 53
Weight (kg): 2.8

Extra in packaging: Classentials Installation Kit 1 with installation instructions, old style speaker plugs, earth cable, extra M10 mounting rings, rear mounting bracket (holed metal strip) and amplifier mounting brackets.

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


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