This selection of vintage radio sets are for people who want to have a go at a DIY restoration.  We check them all  for obvious faults, and completeness.  A full description is given for each set,  together with a difficulty rating, so you should have a good idea what is required before you purchase an item. Where we have the service data,  it is included with the radio free of charge.   If you would like more details about a set,  then please feel free to telephone or email us.

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1951 KB FB10 "Toaster"  (valve)
No damage or cracks to report,  in fact apart from generally being a bit on the mucky side of clean the only wear I can see really is in the tuning dial,  and that is not particularly  serious.   A tube of metal polish will clean up the cabinet and make a nice little valve set for someone.   
Antenna - internal frame type with socket
Dimensions 9" wide, 7" high, 5" deep
Frequency coverage   LW and MW

Restoration Difficulty  1  - easy
Price £35     UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask   Sorry,  sold.

C1972 Marconi  transistor
The model number eludes me at the moment and the date is an educated guess too.  Please don't expect me to know what I am talking about !    It is however a nice and tidy portable radio and most Marconi transistor offerings of this time were built to good standards.   No damage to mention, it is all straight.  Finished in green and chrome / aluminium.   
Antenna - ferrite rod / telescopic
Frequency coverage LW, MW and VHF FM

Dimensions 11" wide, 7" high, 3" deep
Restoration Difficulty  1.5 intermediate
Batteries   1 of 9V PP9 type

Price £15     UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask  Sorry this one has gone.  Sold.

Late 70's / Early 80's Bush BR8429AA  (transistor)   
Classic plastic, excellent condition and appears to be in good working order.  The tape deck plays too.  Can't say I have seen one like this before,  it is so clean and tidy.    Mains or battery.     I can just imagine this rattling out Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie.    Afraid it does not come complete with an Audi Quattro!
Antenna - ferrite rod / telescopic
Frequency coverage LW, MW and VHF FM

Dimensions 11" wide, 8" high, 3" deep
Restoration Difficulty  1.5 intermediate
Batteries   D cells or mains powered

Price £17     UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask    Sold

1963 Dansette "Hilton"   (transistor) 
Posh version of the Dansette portable,  the Hilton only sold in small numbers and over the years we have not had many in to play with.   This one is in original condition.  The tuning dial back plate needs a dab of glue to put it back in place as it is loose.   The chassis is much the same as the smaller sets,  just housed in a bigger plastic moulded case!   Has the tag etc.   
Antenna - ferrite rod
Frequency coverage LW, MW

Dimensions 11" wide, 8" high, 3" deep
Restoration Difficulty  1.5 intermediate
Batteries   9V PP9 type

Price £25      UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

1958 Cossor CR1200U   (valve)   
Good original condition,  no damage or signs of messing about, this Philips built radio is one of the better simple AC/DC pcb built valve sets of the time.  Service data included of course, which you will need to figure out how to take the chassis out without breaking the tuning panel!     
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Antenna - internal ferrite rod
Dimensions  13" wide 6" high, 7" deep
Price £25   UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask  Sorry this one has gone.  Sold.

1951 Murphy 192   (valve)
This Murphoid is all nice and original,  it is a pity about the little bit of damage to the front grille,  I suppose it could have been worse as this bit is painted.  Hence should you want to repair it you could make up the missing chunk with car body filler and then re-spray the cream which of course will cover any other paint chips.   Everything else is good  -  the dial is particularly colourful on this example. 

Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW
Antenna -  simple wire needed
Dimensions  14" wide 9.5" high, 7.5" deep at base
Price reduced to £25  (£150  overhauled)   Sold


C1962 Baird 244  (transistor)
At first glance I thought that this was a battery valve portable,  given the dimensions of the case and the fact that it is the first time we have ever had this Baird radio available to offer you.  Upon opening it up though those familiar "cold cathode" beasties are lurking on the PCB.  Can't say I have ever seen another one.   It's a lovely old thing,  in green, beige and a touch of gold.   No damage,  it's survived remarkably well.  It uses a sensible battery and I reckon given the speaker in here it ought to sound good on MW.     

Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Antenna -  ferrite rod with socket on side
Dimensions  10" wide 6" high, 4" deep at base
Battery    -  single 9V PP9

Price £22    UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

C1962 Perdio Continental   PR73
Another design classic to tempt you with,   built just outside London this Perdio is finished in a proper 1960's beige colour.  All bits present and correct,  it needs a good clean. For a Perdio it is well built, unlike some of their sets the case is robust and you can get stuck in with the foam cleaner without fear of it falling to bits.   Electrically all looks to be ok and original.   Continentals sound like a Hacker Herald when they are working properly.   This cannot be a bad thing!
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Dimensions 11" wide, 9" high, 4" deep
Antenna -  ferrite rod with whip for SW
Batteries   2 9 V PP9 types.   
Restoration Difficulty  1.5 intermediate.   
Price  £20   UK Delivery £10   EU etc ask.

C1966 Bush TR182  (transistor)
This radio and several others of this time put Bush and Murphy on the naughty step with the UK government for "blatantly advertising illegal offshore radio stations"  given that the tuning dials had the likes of Radio London  (the Big L) and Caroline adorned on them.   The sets were soon modified with new printed dials so not so many are in existence like this.   The 182 is a good quality portable with nice audio and a bit of a quirky design.  The case is soft padded and it has not gone saggy as so many do.    Usual AF117 transistors in here,  thankfully not hidden inside Mullard modules! 
Dimensions 11" wide, 7" high, 4" deep
Antenna -  internal ferrite rod.
Frequency coverage   LW / MW /BS

Batteries   1 of 9V PP9
Restoration Difficulty  1.5 intermediate.   
Price  £20  UK Delivery £10   EU etc ask.   
Sorry this one has gone.  Sold.

C1964 EverReady Sky Queen  (transistor)
Until this one turned up I had no idea that EverReady made a transistor Sky Queen  -  I had the impression they were all fairly large battery valve portables.   We have one for sale somewhere on the site.   Well this one is a transistor version.  Much smaller.  It needs a good clean but is intact and all bits accounted for.   
Dimensions 8" wide, 7" high, 3" deep
Antenna -  internal ferrite rod.
Frequency coverage   LW / MW

Batteries   1 of 9V PP9
Restoration Difficulty  1  Easy
Price  £15  UK Delivery £8    EU etc ask.

1957 Ferguson 382U   (valve) 
Not a great deal to tell you here,  this Fergy is in very good condition throughout,  just in the way we like them for restoration.  No damage,  completely original and no signs of abuse.  Includes plenty of delightful fluff on the chassis.   Has the bonus of VHF coverage and a decent Bakelite case. 
Frequency Coverage  LW, MW and VHF FM
Antenna -  Ferrite rod (with direction control) for AM,  dipole for VHF 
Dimensions 16" wide, 13" high, 7" deep.
Restoration Difficulty 1.5  -  intermediate.   
Price now £25  (£140 overhauled)   UK Delivery £14  EU etc ask
Sorry,  sold. To be overhauled.

1951 Cossor 500AC (valve)
A good choice for a beginner to valve radio renovation the Cossor 500AC "Melody Maker" is well designed,  with loads of space around components and seldom go too badly wrong!  This is the walnut AC version.  Good condition all round.
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW /SW
Antenna - internal frame aerial with sockets. 
Dimensions 17" wide, 11" high, 7" deep
Restoration Difficulty   -  1  easy.
Price  £35   (£140 overhauled)  UK Delivery £14 EU etc ask
Sorry this one has gone.  Sold.   To be overhauled.

1960 Perdio PR22  (transistor)
Styled like a valve radio,  this Perdio has survived in excellent condition.   Can't say we have ever had one to offer in the past and given it was last century when we started this lark they can't be too many of them in existence.   The cabinet has a deep gloss finish.   Being an early model the transistor line up is the ever so reliable OC series.   Good stuff. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Antenna -  internal ferrite with sockets
Dimensions  16" wide 9" high, 6" deep
Batteries  2 4.5V packs

Price now £20  (£120  overhauled)   UK Delivery £12  EU etc ask
Sorry this one has gone.  Sold

1960 Perdio PR22  No 2   (transistor)
You know what I just said about not having another one on the website in the past,   well from the new stock that just arrived I have another one.   Not quite as good condition,  it has a holy cloth for starters...
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Antenna -  internal ferrite with sockets
Dimensions  16" wide 9" high, 6" deep
Batteries 2 4.5V packs

Price now £15   UK Delivery £12  EU etc ask

C1970 Marconi 4156  (transistor)
All band portable,  clean and tidy apart from some damage on one corner.  See the pictures.   This is one of the higher quality Marconi portables of the time.   
Frequency Coverage  LW, MW, VHF FM and SW
Antenna -   internal with sockets + telescopic
Dimensions 14" wide, 7" high, 4" deep.
Battery 1 of 9V PP9 type

Price £15  UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask
Sorry,  sold.

C1962  Dynatron Jewel Mk1  (transistor)
Not many Dynatron radios like this about now,  here we have a well preserved Jewel model,  in a respectable two tone grey finish.  All original and untouched,  the only fault to report being a bit of flaky paint at the edges of the tuning dial.
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Antenna - internal ferrite rod with sockets
Batteries  1 PP9 9V
Dimensions 10" wide, 6" high  4" deep
Price £20  (£75 overhauled) UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask.

C1959 Pye Q7   (transistor) 
Ancient Pye transistor radio,  there are not too many of these left in one original piece.   Plenty of cleaning required and the only real cosmetic fault to report is that the plastic handle has started to crack.  Uses a single 9V PP9 battery.  The chassis looks to be in good shape.   
Frequency Coverage  LW, MW
Antenna -   internal
Dimensions 11" wide, 8" high, 3.5" deep.

Price £15  UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

C1966 Fidelity Fairline   (transistor)
Attractive, compact 60's offering from Fidelity,  apart from a small ding in the grille  (which will pop out) it is all good.  Not a common model to find  -  we have a good selection in at the moment!   Blue and cream.
Frequency Coverage  LW, MW, SW
Antenna -   internal with whip for SW
Dimensions 12" wide, 8" high, 3" deep.

Price £15  UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

C1964 Sony TR1000    (transistor)
It is nice to have some different  stuff to offer you all this time around.  Here we have one of the classic Sony portables.  Pretty much good all round apart from a small hairline crack in one corner of the dial  (see picture).  Everything else looks to be ok,  the battery compartment is clean and tidy.  Has the potential to be a really presentable early Sony radio.   They don't make them like this anymore!
Frequency Coverage  3 short wave ranges and MW
Antenna -   internal / telescopic / sockets
Batteries 4 D cells

Price now £25    UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

C1963 Sony TFM951B   (transistor)
Another early Sony portable,  this time with 9 transistors and a well styled cabinet.  Does not look to have been messed with,  there are a few small scratches on the soft plastic side panels and a small chip out of the bottom corner.  Can't find anything else to moan about here  -  I think it looks a lot like a B&O product from the same time period.
Frequency Coverage  MW/SW/ VHF FM
Antenna -   internal / telescopic / sockets
Dimensions 10" wide, 7" high, 4" deep.

Price now £20    UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

Late 60's Hitachi WH837   (transistor)
A baby Japanese portable radio with a seriously large carry handle!  I think the idea being you can use it as a foot to have the radio speaker up.  All preserved well  -  can't be too many like this about.   
Frequency Coverage  MW/LW/ SW
Antenna -   internal / telescopic / sockets
Dimensions 8" wide, 5" high, 2.75" deep.

Price £14    UK Delivery £6  EU etc ask  Sold

C1950 Regentone A133  (valve)
Complete with heaps of fluff this all original Regentone has survived very well.   For a change the cabinet is quite tidy,  not the usual beat up woody wireless that has been in a garden shed for 50 years.   Uses the loctal series of valves which were a relatively short lived style between the old Octal and then all glass miniature jobs.    Worth a look.
Frequency Coverage  MW/LW/ SW
Antenna -   simple wire needed
Dimensions 19" wide, 14" high, 7" deep.

Price £20   (£130 overhauled)   UK Delivery £14   EU etc ask Sold

1949 Ever Ready All Dry 14  (valve) 
Needs a good clean, this all original battery valve portable is one of the larger types   -  more of a briefcase size radio than an attaché portable.   There is certainly plenty of room to fit in a home made battery pack.   All you need are 10 9V PP3's and a couple of parallel wired D cells and you have a battery valve portable.  There is room for your sandwiches too! 
Frequency Coverage  LW, MW
Antenna -  internal frame
Dimensions 14" wide, 106" high, 3" deep    closed.
Batteries   90V HT and 1.5V LT

Price now £20      UK Delivery £10   EU etc ask

1970's Pye 1416  (transistor)
Good condition plastic radio,  has a bit of 70's style about it.  Mains or battery powered.    A smart little radio worth a service.
Frequency Coverage  MW / LW / VHF FM
Antenna -   ferrite rod + telescopic whip
Dimensions-- 10" wide, 6" high, 2.5" deep
Batteries C Cells  _+ internal mains power supply  (fig 8 cable)

Price £18      UK Delivery £7.00    EU etc ask

1958 Dynatron Nomad 
One of the very early transistor radios made in the UK,  most of this went into the development of the first Hacker Radio in 1960.  Think of this as an early indication of what the Herald RP10 would be in 1963.   In good shape bar the missing handle,  although the brass fittings are still attached to the cabinet sides.   All you need is a piece of red leather belt and off you go.  The originals were basically just that on this model. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Dimensions 11" wide, 8" high, 4" deep
Antenna -  ferrite rods
Batteries   2 of PP9 9V
Price £22     UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

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