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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1959 Schneider Menestrel  (transistor)     
Vous parlez Francais?   Non? Not to worry I'm sure you will figure out this French portable.   There can't be too many of them about here in the UK,  especially so stored away in it's original carry bag.   It is a bit of a strange design with the slim line loudspeaker attached to the rear panel but it is all very sturdy and in good condition.   Just a few minor little marks here and there but nothing serious at all.    Well worth some minor resurrection :-) 

Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Antenna -  Ferrite rod with sockets
Battery   -   9V

Dimensions  11" wide 9" high, 4" deep
Price now £35    UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

C1965 Defiant   (transistor)     
Afraid I have not yet found the model number for this Co-op branded radio.   Seems to be well made  -   for a transistor set of the time it is very heavy.   Clearly the LW button has been replaced at some point  -  it's chrome whilst the rest are cream,   does not look too bad though!  Looks a bit like a Philips or Pye radio on the inside.   

Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW /  BS
Antenna -  Ferrite rod with sockets
Battery   -   2 of 9V PP9

Dimensions  12" wide 7" high, 4" deep
Price £15    UK Delivery £10   EU etc ask

1962 Murphy B583   (transistor)
Here is a nice Murphy portable to overhaul.  Not a common model and it makes use of D cells rather than the PP9 lump of a battery.   All pretty good shape.   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Antenna -  ferrite rod with socket on side
Dimensions  10" wide 6" high, 3" deep
Battery    -  D cells x 4

Price £15    UK Delivery £9  EU etc ask

1961 Hacker RP10 Herald  (transistor)
The original transistor Hacker,  which electrically has little resemblance to the later,  slightly less complicated Heralds.  A good one to restore as RP10's when fettled do work very well and have particularly good quality Goodmans speakers in them.  This one is all ok,  it looks like a couple of the knob brass caps are the wrong material,   you could nick some of them from a defunct Roberts set if needed.   They are the same.  Has a nice handle too. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Dimensions 11" wide, 8" high, 4" deep
Antenna -  ferrite rod with sockets
Batteries 2 PP9 9V types 
Price now £22    UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

C1952 Stella ST107U   (valve)
Afraid there is a crack on the top panel of this otherwise smart looking compact Bakelite radio.  That gets things off to a bad start I know which is a shame as this model is one of the pretty ones.   Nothing much else to report  -  have a look.   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW
Dimensions 12" wide, 8" high, 6" deep
Antenna -  simple wire required. 
Price £20    UK Delivery £12  EU etc ask

C1957 Blaupunkt BlueSpot Sultan 3D 2420  (valve)
For restoration, all in good shape.  This is a multi speaker,  top quality West German made model,  with all the bells and whistles.    Faults to report   -  some light wear marks on the cabinet and one of the tone knobs on the front panel  (the half moon type down at the bottom of the glass) is broken.  Luckily the bit that you can see is all complete so some basic repair with epoxy will see that right.    The dial, cloth and back panel are in good order.   Fitted with 3 speakers and if it is anything like the last one I had in of the same model it is a really good performer.    Nice clean styling too and something a bit different from the norm.   The chassis is deep in fluff,  this came from a good source and I can confirm it has definitely not been messed about with!   Have a good look at the pictures.   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW / VHF FM
Dimensions 21" wide, 13" high, 9" deep
Antenna -  internal ferrite rod, dipole and various input options.
Price now £70   (£310 overhauled)    UK Delivery £16   EU etc ask

Sorry this one has gone.  Sold.   

1958  Ferguson 352U  (valve) 
Previously restored to some degree this classic shape Ferguson looks more or less ok.   The back panel and base plate have been replaced,  so has the speaker.  Not by us!   Would assume it is working reasonably well as it,  the Bakelite needs a bit of polish work.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 6" deep
Antenna -  ferrite rod with socket
Restoration Difficulty  1  -  easy.
Price  £25  UK Delivery £10   EU etc ask

Sorry this is sold.

1963 Pye Q9  (transistor)
Here is an interesting early VHF transistor radio,  not one we have ever had in before as far as I can remember.  All in good original condition,  even the telescopic antenna has survived.  Finished in black and grey with VHF coverage all the way up to 108 MHz.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW /VHF FM
Dimensions 10" wide, 7" high, 4" deep
Antenna -  ferrite rod plus telescopic whip and sockets.
Battery   1 of 9V PP9 type.

Price  £22  UK Delivery £9   EU etc ask

1954 Ultra U696   (valve)
Cracked on the top,  looks more like a stress mark than anything else.  This ivory coloured material was and is very fragile.    Fitted with the usual U41 line up for AC/DC radios of this vintage.  Some wax paper caps have been replaced previously.   Going cheap…   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Dimensions 12" wide, 8" high, 6" deep
Antenna -  frame type winding on back cover.
Price  £20  UK Delivery £10   EU etc ask

C1960 Marconi T82B    (transistor)
Attaché cased transistor portable which looks very much like a valve set!  The clever thing here is that Marconi made the front panel removable so you can either use it as a traditional attaché or take the lid off and stand it up right like a normal transistor radio.   All a bit mucky but it is original and uses a sensible battery arrangement.  Will clean up,  foam cleaner and your favourite toothbrush time….   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Dimensions 10" wide, 9" high, 4" deep
Antenna -  internal ferrite rod
Battery  -  1 of 9V PP9

Price  £24  UK Delivery £10   EU etc ask

C1963 Pye Q8   (transistor)
Internally this model is identical to the popular Ekco PT378 radio.  Externally it is housed in a more rugged cabinet,  with right angled corners instead of round bits!  Needs a good clean.   They normally turn up in blue,  this one is more of a salmon colour.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Dimensions 9.5" wide, 6" high, 3" deep
Antenna -  internal ferrite rod
Battery  -  1 of 9V PP7

Price  £15  UK Delivery £9  EU etc ask

1959 Ferguson Fieldfare (transistor)
Ferguson made many interesting things and I must say they were generally good quality,  especially these earlier transistor models that they developed.  Always had a bit of a soft spot for them.    For once this example has survived well and is in very good condition,  both inside and out.  I do like the little rotary dials on this version and the leather board case.   Completely original throughout.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Dimensions 12" wide, 8" high, 3.5" deep
Antenna -  internal ferrite rod
Battery  -  1 of 9V PP9

Price  £25  UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

C1960  Cossor CR1301T   (transistor)
Needs a good clean up,  a wooden cased Philips clone.     Nothing much to say apart from it being a tiny bit prettier than the Philips plastic counterpart.   More toothbrush work here.   Maybe a spot of washing powder too.  Yippee. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Dimensions 9" wide, 7" high, 3" deep
Antenna -  internal ferrite rod
Battery  -  1 of 9V PP9

Price  £14  UK Delivery £8  EU etc ask

C1964 Ekco  "mains battery"  (transistor)
Never did find the model number  -  why is it that Ekco transistor sets were so worried about people finding out their names?   Afraid I do not have the two pin mains lead to go with this,  it looks a bit like an old shaver lead connector or something like that.   You can of course run it from a battery which might be the better option really.    No damage,  looks nice and original.  Expect the usual mid 60's transistor plague.  Snip snip.     
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Dimensions 9" wide, 7" high, 3" deep
Antenna -  internal ferrite rod
Battery  -  1 of 9V PP9  has internal mains power supply too.

Price  £17  UK Delivery Sorry this is sold.

1959 EverReady Sky Leader   (transistor)
Average condition for a Sky Leader,  this one has its orignal carry strap still complete.   The case and trim are ok,  it's the original OC series version.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internal ferrite rod
Battery  -  1 of 9V PP9

Price  £14  UK Delivery £8  EU etc ask

1954 Pye P114 BQ  "Jewel"
Yet more 90V battery valve radios to play with.  Sales of PP9 batteries will never be as high again!    Here we another good quality example of Pye engineering.   The very shiny Jewel which has great chrome work  -  everything present and correct.   There is a bit of wear to the covering material at the back of the cabinet.  Finished in the much rarer dark red and checkerboard cloth.   Will supply a replacement DK96 as the eagle eyed will spot that the vacuum has blown on the fitted valve.     They hardly ever turn up in this colour scheme.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internal frame. 
Dimensions 9" wide, 8" high, 4" deep.
Batteries   90V HT 1.5V V LT
Restoration Difficulty  1.5 intermediate.
Price  £25   (£call overhauled)  UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask.

C1964 Defiant   (transistor) 
Another one without a model number tag.  I need to look it up!   But thinking aloud it was better to get it listed here.   All in good order,  even the gold leaf stuff on the handle looks tidy.  Nice little radio.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internal ferrite with socket. 
Batteries   1 of 9V PP9
Price  £15   UK Delivery £8  EU etc ask.

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