SOLD to the USA: RARE Vintage Original 1969 Philips Tourismo Speciale 22RN681 / 85 High-End Classic Car Auto Radio – Factory Option for Jaguar E-type S2 – MP3 and Bluetooth Ready

Here we have a rare and beautiful vintage original Philips Tourismo Speciale 22RN681 / 85 HIGH-END classic car auto radio in perfectly refurbished condition! This high-end Philips radio was an original factory option for the Jaguar E-type (XKE) series 2! Of course this model could be found in many other classic cars of the period, especially in British cars which were exported to the USA. The radio features the FM channel and a DIN socket to which external devices can be connected. This vintage Philips radio will fit any classic car of the period which is prepared by the factory to receive a radio. 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 in excellent original condition! On the original face-plate and chrome adjuster levers only the slightest signs of age can be found (see photos). “Enjoy the Ride!”

This high-end Blaupunkt Frankfurt mono radio is MP3 and Bluetooth ready; with our Classentials MP3 Kit or the wireless Classentials Bluetooth module you can play-back / stream your own music, see accessories.

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

SOLD to the USA.


Model: Philips Tourismo Speciale 22RN681 / 85
Classic Car era: 1965 – 1974
Face-plate: Universal. Suitable for all cars of the period with the old style standard dashboard aperture.
On-board voltage: 12V negative earth / ground only
Output power: 5 Watt
Impedance speaker: 4 Ohm
Rendition: Mono, 1 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: medium wave, short wave and FM
Equipment: 1 speaker connection, tone adjustment, 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: 1969 approximately.
Dimensions unit (width x height x depth in mm): 176 x 139 x 45
Dimensions face-plate (width x height in mm): Plate 173 x 50
Weight (kg): 1.4

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. The radio will be easy to install in a factory 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 Philips 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. This unit does not have a scale lamp, but hey, who cares about that in a proper sports car!

“Enjoy the Ride!”


Additional information

Weight1.4 kg
Dimensions17.6 × 18 × 5 cm


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