Make and Model: BMW Bavaria Stereo (Type 7638 ‘Verkehrsfunk’)
The BMW Bavaria Stereo unit is a high-end 1978 Frankfurt Stereo Super Arimat 18 Watt with a different front.
Classic Car era: 1978 – 1982
Face-plate: Black metal back-plate with mounting brackets and black plastic BMW Bavaria faceplate. 1-DIN size. Fitted with the period correct Blaupunkt knobs. Hard plastic smooth black 1980 BMW knobs available on request.
On-board voltage: 12V, negative earth / ground only
Output power: 2 x 9 Watt music
Impedance: 4 Ohm
Rendition: STEREO, 2 (4 Ohm) speakers. NOTE: If you want to connect four speakers then you have to use two 8 Ohm speakers per channel. Connected parallel + to + and – to -, this makes 4 Ohm per channel. 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: Tone adjustment, six station pre-set buttons, mono-stereo selection and ‘Verkehrsfunk’ (VF) (Traffic system, discontinued in 2005). 7-PIN DIN connection for optional external stereo devices (in period cassette players) like the Classentials MP3 kit and the Classentials Bluetooth module.
Design type: Transistor radio
Year of build: 1978
Dimensions unit (width x height x depth in mm): 177 x 43 x 150 (back to front of face-plate)
Dimensions face-plate (width x height in mm): 189 x 58
Weight (kg): 1.4
Extra in packaging: Classentials Installation Kit 2 with installation instructions, two 1970s style DIN speaker plugs, earth / ground cable, cable shoes, and a rear mounting strip / bracket.
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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