All items are fully serviced in our workshop.  The internal and external appearance of each radio is restored to the highest possible standards.  We stress safety and reliability in all our restoration projects,  you can rest assured that any receiver purchased from this page will give you many years of vintage radio enjoyment.

All restoration work is carried out sympathetically,  we try to preserve the originality of our radios as much as possible.

Each set is sold complete with a simple operating and care instruction sheet,  which will help you to get the most out of your new purchase  and keep it in 'out of the box' condition. 

All overhauled radios are sold with a six month return to base guarantee,  which even covers the valves and transistors for the full period of the warranty.

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1950 Bush DAC90A (valve)
We have a couple of DAC90A models available now and ready to go.  This one is the Mk1 version.   It's £30 cheaper than usual as there is a crack in the bottom of the case.   You won't know it is there unless you look at it!     Fully overhauled and working well.   
Frequency Coverage LW/MW
Antenna - Internal frame.
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 7" deep
Price £120   UK Delivery £14 Most of EU £25  -  £35  GBP

1954/55 Bush DAC90A  (valve)   
The other one is the later version which has a finer mesh on the speaker grille and a gold coloured tuning dial.  Originally the front knobs were different too but they were damaged badly so I replaced them with a set from the earlier version of the 90A.  They are much better!   Other than that really nice tidy condition with a glossy cabinet.   
Frequency Coverage LW/MW
Antenna - Internal frame.
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 7" deep
Price £150  UK Delivery £14 Most of EU £25  -  £35  GBP

1988 Roberts RCS80   (transistor and multitude of IC's)
Roberts radio had a bit of a dizzy moment with this model and went into the world of microprocessors,  frequency synthesizers and dodgy clock modules.   That being said most of this type have self destructed by now….   However this one would seem to be quite happy and is working well.   All the switches and controls work, the scan functions and alarm modes all tick along merrily.  The key with this model is to always keep a set of decent batteries installed  -  even if you are running it from the mains supply.   This prevents the internal battery from failing which can quite often cause problems with the digital electronics.   Anyway enough of the reasons to put you off!  Finished in the slightly rarer cloth grey material which looks very smart.    Lovely audio, sounding much the same as the R747 or R900 model.  Mains or battery powered (complete with a new lead).   Built in Britain. 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod / whip for VHF with sockets
Batteries  -  D cells or use built in mains power supply
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW / VHF FM  to 108Mhz
Dimensions 12" wide, 7" high, 3.5" deep
Price £70  UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP

1988 Roberts RCS80   (transistor and multitude of IC's)
Same again this time finished in smart light grey leather cloth.  All the buttons work! 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod / whip for VHF with sockets
Batteries  -  D cells or use built in mains power supply
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW / VHF FM  to 108Mhz
Dimensions 12" wide, 7" high, 3.5" deep
Price £70  UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP

Lots more items to arrive shortly,   expect some new overhauled radios both valve and transistor by the third week in April.   Our soldering irons are very hot…..   

1990's Roberts RP28   (transistors and IC's)  New old stock

This still has the plastic covering material on the top covers and has been sat in its box in a shop for the past 20 years forgotten about.   We have stripped it down and given it a thorough service / overhaul and then test run for a week to reform the capacitors etc.   Well put together with very good audio for a "modern" model,  having a good quality speaker fitted.  Tuning is by preset control,  you lift the little flap up to get to the various controls.      If required we can supply a new linear regulated power unit for an additional £13 with this radio. 

Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW  / VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with telescopic antenna for VHF FM
Batteries  -  6 C cells
Price £60    UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35 GBP    Sold.  Sorry!

1969 Hacker Herald VHF RP37A  (transistor)
This is the VHF only version of the Hacker Herald,  which has been well looked after.    It's basically the same circuit as the Hacker Sovereign II model  -  using the same high quality audio amplifier and VHF tuner / IF stages  -  they just removed the AM board.   Finished in the rarer dark red with brass trim colour,  in lovely condition.  If you want me to pick a fault there is slight degradation of the tuning panel gold edge printing.   I have said it before but this must be the only production radio in existence with Rotherham printed on the tuning dial! 
Frequency Coverage  VHF FM to about 102 MHz
Antenna - Telescopic whip with sockets
Batteries  -  2 of PP9  9V
Dimensions 11" wide, 8" high, 4.5" deep
Price £95  UK Delivery £12   Most of EU £22  -  £35 GBP 
Sold. 

C1961 Hacker Mayflower 1  RV14   (valve)
King of Hacker valve models, this is the best one by far of all the Mayflowers.   It is also the hardest one to find!  The RV14 with later push pull output stage and a VHF FM tuner that goes right up to 108 MHz.  VHF only,  no nonsense and fantastic performance.   The cabinet is all original and in excellent condition.    Very high specification receiver,  you will be pleased... 
Frequency Coverage VHF FM only to 108 Mhz 
Antenna - dipole with sockets for all kinds of things! 
Dimensions 18" wide, 11" high, 7" deep
Price £325   UK Delivery £14 Most of EU £28  -  £38  GBP   Sorry this went in a matter of an hour or two.     We have just got in a Hacker RV20 Mayflower which will be available mid April.    Nice one it is too.   

1945/6 Philips 371A  (Valve)   
We have been busy again in the new workshop polishing Bakelite.  It's beautiful.  The 371A case was based on a pre-war Philips design,  with the chassis slightly modernised with octal EF39, ECH33 etc type valves.  Performance is good on all bands  with just a short antenna.  There is a switched tone selector,  one position for speech and the other more rounded position for music.  The circular tuning dial is back lit and is fully illuminated when the radio is switched on.  A proper vintage radio which is not too big,  looks superb and just the thing to put in your home and enjoy. 

Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/SW
Antenna - simple external wire needed.
Dimensions 15" wide, 9" high, 7" deep
Price £195   UK Delivery £14   Most of EU £25  -  £35  GBP   Sorry this is sold

1975 Roberts R606MB  (transistor) 
This version of the 606 has an internal mains power supply with the option of using 6  C cells for portable operation.   Finished in a classy dark red wine colour,  excellent condition and audio.  Roberts best selling model of the 70's  (and indeed this model continued production until around 1983)  Supplied with the correct mains lead.   
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/ VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  6  C cells or use internal mains power supply (lead supplied) 
Dimensions 11" wide, 6.5" high, 4" deep
Price £75 UK Delivery £11  Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP
Sorry this has sold.

1980 Roberts R23   (transistor)
Yet more Roberts Radios.   It's good to have such a nice selection at the moment.  Here is another classic compact 70's Roberts, with VHF FM and mains / battery operation.  Would make a perfect addition to your kitchen,  it's smaller than the R606 and 800 models.  Nice colour too.   
Frequency Coverage  LW, MW and VHF FM
Antenna - internals with sockets plus VHF telescopic
Dimensions 10" wide, 6" high, 3" deep
Batteries   1 of PP9 9V or use internal mains power supply  lead included.

Price £70 UK Delivery £11  Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP
Sorry this has sold.

1978  Roberts RT22  (transistor)
Think of this little Roberts as a Rambler with VHF FM added  -  that,  basically is what it is.  A good, compact everyday radio that makes batteries last a long time and produces good audio from it's small wooden cabinet.   Excellent condition,  just like new. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / VHF FM
Antenna -  internal ferrite and whip (with turntable)
Dimensions  8.5" wide 5" high,  3" deep
Battery  -  single 9V PP9

Price £50   UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP
Sorry this one has now gone.  Sold.

1985  Roberts Rambler II (transistor)
We like Ramblers. I know they are AM only but for such a small radio the sound reproduction is great.   This one is a late model,  finished in fake suede and is in good order.  Great fun, highly recommended. 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V   (has a socket for a 9V adaptor)
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 7.5" wide, 5" high, 2.5" deep
   
Price £35   UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP
Sold.

1979 Roberts Rambler  (transistor) 
In red,  what more can I say.  Nice one. 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V   (has a socket for a 9V adaptor)
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 7.5" wide, 5" high, 2.5" deep
   
Price £35   UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP
Sold.

C1990 Roberts R747  (transistor + IC's) 
One of the last truly classic British Roberts radios in the real sense,  the 747 is a top class performer.  Simple to use,  great sound and lovely flywheel balanced tuning,  something I think which is a forgotten art in 2014.  Or so it might seem!   Anyway this 747 is finished in universal black.  Excellent condition.  Mains or battery operation with full VHF coverage right up to 108 MHz.   
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/ VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  C cells or use internal mains power supply.   Lead supplied
Dimensions 11" wide, 6" high, 4" deep
Price £75   UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP 
Sorry this has sold.

C1990 Roberts R747  (transistor + IC's) 
Also we have one available in dark orange.   Perfect for the kitchen. 
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/ VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  C cells or use internal mains power supply.   Lead supplied
Dimensions 11" wide, 6" high, 4" deep
Price £75   UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP 
Sorry this has sold.

C1990 Roberts R727 (transistor + IC's) 
Roberts medium sized offering of the time once again built in the UK which has the nice extra features of having short wave coverage included. Perfect in every way apart from a tiny little nick on the front Rexene covering.   Mains or battery operation.     
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/ VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  C cells or use internal mains power supply.   Lead supplied
Dimensions 11" wide, 6" high, 4" deep
Price £65   UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP 
Sorry this one has gone,  several more like it in stock. 

1974 Hacker Super Sovereign RP75   (transistor / IC) 
The stuff of legends.  Some say the Super Sovereign was quite possibly the best portable radio ever made in the UK.  Or Europe  -   I have even seen mention in the USA about this radio,  they reckon in the world.  Whatever the fact is this model cost Hacker a lot of things,  and quite possibly was the beginning of the end for the company.  Why ?  It was just too good and too expensive.  About 8000 were manufactured so almost 40 years later they are not too common and anyone with a super would be wise to hang on to it.   It's all band,  2 SW up to almost 30 MHZ,  VHF,  LW and MW with dual tuners,  a massive speaker and a beautifully engineered audio stage.  There is also a signal strength come FM tuning meter,  fine tuning and lots of other buttons and features.  This is the early model and does not have an internal mains power supply,  however there is a socket on the back for DC and we will supply a top quality linear power supply to go with it.   Or you can run the radio from 8 D cells.    Now for the negative bit,  someone has scratched the top of the tuning dial.   Judging by the size of the offending mark I would say it had one of those BBC stickers on it which listed the new frequencies when everything swapped over in the 70's.  Someone with no brain has used a screwdriver to scrape it off.  You can see the mark in the picture.    This is a real shame as the rest of the tuning dial is pretty good and none of the screen printed markings are missing.   Remedy  -  well I am tempted to leave it alone which is what I have done,  but you could always put a new sticker on it.   Makes it a cheaper Sovereign RP75.   

Frequency Coverage  VHF FM, 2 SW (full coverage with fine) MW, LW
Antenna - Telescopic whip / internal ferrite rod with sockets
Batteries  -  8 D cells
Dimensions 15" wide, 9" high, 4.5" deep
Price £165  UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP 
Sorry this sold in a matter of hours.  So quickly I didn't even get chance to send the update message out!   Will try to find another one. 

1973 Hacker Autocrat 2 RP73 (transistor)
If you want a radio to listen to R4 long wave or your favourite MW stations then look no further,  this well put together Hacker model features excellent audio quality and a big chunky Goodmans speaker.  AM really does sound great on this model.   This is the later all silicon version with single or dual battery operation.    Good condition. 
Frequency Coverage  LW and MW
Antenna - internal ferrite rod with sockets
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V   or can be run from 2 PP9 in parallel for extended life.
Dimensions 11" wide, 8" high, 3.5" deep
Price £50 UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP    Sold.

For interest and to give a better idea of the items we often have for sale, here is a selection of our recently sold radios.   If there is something below that you particularly like do get in touch as many things we have in stock never get as far as this website.   

1970  Hacker Sovereign 2 RP25A  (transistor)
Regarded as even better in many respects than the RP18 Sovereign this mark two version uses more silicon transistors and has an improved VHF stage.  Not that there was much wrong with the old version!   Styling is much the same apart from the colourful dial made way for a clearer printed scheme with larger control buttons.  Again in tip top condition,  finished in dark charcoal grey.  Very sensitive,  built like the proverbial tank!   One of the best.
Frequency Coverage  LW/ MW/VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  2 of PP9  9V
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 5" deep
Price £120   UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP
This one also sold within 24 hours of going online.   

1973  Roberts R707  (transistor) 
First released in 1969 the R707 was aimed right at the top end of the market.  A direct competitor to Hacker Radio  -  this was pointed straight at the Sovereign customers.   A engineers nightmare,  replacing the ever faulty IF module is a long winded painful job.   This one has been fully overhauled,  all transistors replaced with something reliable.     It's all band,  and being the later version from the mid 70's it has an extra socket on the side so operation from a 12V linear power  supply is possible.    We can supply such a unit for an additional £10.     This model is the only one to use a pair of the large 996 6V lantern batteries,  which are commonly available.   Audio quality is superb  -  in this respect the 707 is by far the best radio they ever produced.   This example has been very well looked after and is in excellent,  un-marked condition.   Just in case you are wondering about getting your 707 overhauled  (does it hiss but no radio signals  -  that's the IF module)  it would normally cost about £85  -  £95  for a full overhaul plus delivery.   Well worth doing if you like a good radio!
Frequency Coverage LW, MW, SW  and VHF FM 
Antenna - internal ferrite etc with sockets.
Dimensions 13" wide 7" high, 4" deep
Batteries 2 6V lantern types.
Price £125 UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £25 GBP
12V linear regulated power supply to suit this radio is £10 if ordered with the R707
Sorry afraid this one is sold.

1972/3 Hacker Sovereign III  RP72MB   (transistor)
In my mind, of the Standard Sovereigns the III is the best.  Built like a tank,  it is even more solid than the Sovereign II or indeed it's later successor the IV.  Nothing much to say really,  the audio is superb,  sensitivity is superb on all bands.   MB stands for mains battery which is the version that has an internal mains power supply unit.  Supplied with a new lead.  Cabinet and dial wise all is good,  the printing is intact with no wear marks around the control knobs  (which is a common problem on the III).  The only things I can find to report are a couple of pit marks in the aluminium top panel.  How they came about is a mystery  -  have a good look at the picture of the top.  Nothing serious.   Recommended to all with ears!
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/VHF FM to 104 Mhz
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  8 D cells or use built in mains power supply. 
Dimensions 12.5" wide, 8" high, 5" deep
Price £145  UK Delivery £13   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP 
Sold it,  sorry about that!   More on their way…

1934 Ekco AC85 
One of the first in a great line of superb Bakelite case designs this early superhet was quite a success when it went into production in late 1934.   This was a good find.  Like most early Ekcos  (the round ones included) the AC85 is not the most sensitive design,  although now that we've given the RF and IF stages the once over it's working very well.  This model has lots of clever electronics,  one might say over complicated but the results are pleasing enough.  You have a control on the front panel which alters the gain so that if you wish you can reject weaker stations and annoying noises on MW and LW.  In practice I tend to keep the gain up,  unless of course you just want to hear the strong BBC stations on AM.  Tone control is by a plug and wire with three positions on the back of the set  -  this primitive method was replaced in the later AC86 with a proper switched front panel control.   The Bakelite case is perfect,  very glossy with no damage or scratches.   It all looks rather lovely really.  Complete with the proper mains connector,  it's original mains energised speaker a perfect back panel and a highly polished walnut Bakelite case. It's a classic.
Frequency Coverage  LW, MW
Antenna -  reasonable wire antenna needed for best results  (wire supplied)
Dimensions 20" wide, 13" high, 9" deep
Price £400   including UK PTR personal delivery  (mainland only) 
£25 fuel surcharge for Scotland and Cornwall   -   and you get a visit from me!
Discount of course if you can collect the radio. 
Sold in a matter of minutes.   So much for our new updates!

1954 Bush VHF54 (valve)
Top class Bush radio of 1954.  The ultimate of the AC3/4 range,  this is the one with VHF FM coverage.  VHF broadcasting in the UK had only just started in 1954,  hence there are hardly any VHF54's to be found.  This example is cosmetically is all nice and original,  there a few little marks here and there on the woodwork but nothing serious at all.   The logo transfer on top is perfect.  Much like the AC34 externally,  bar the extra shiny knob bights.  Internally though it is quite different,  using the E80 series of valves and as this was Bushes first effort at VHF,  some odd IF frequency transformers.  Actually they were taken from a TV design of the time!    Anyway it all works very well and has lovely rich audio on all bands.   Excellent all rounder with a nice bright magic eye,
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / VHF FM
Antenna - Internal aerials for all bands. 
Dimensions  20" wide 15" high, 7" deep
Price  £150   UK Delivery £13 Most of EU £35 GBP  Sorry it has gone too.  Sold

1958 Bush VHF64   (valve) 
Bush's answer to Grundig with their top of the range,  and arguably the best Bush VHF radio made in it's day.  They pinched quite a few ideas from the Germans  -  so nothing new there,  but did it in the usual 50's Bush style.  The tone controls are very similar to what you would find on a Grundig 3D set,  with moving legends.  The thing that makes me smile though is if you take the back off,  have a look at the speakers and you'll see the electrostatic tweeter is made by guess who…. Grundig !   VHF64's are not common finds,  and this one is a good original example with hardly a mark on it.  As usual we have fully overhauled the chassis and replaced all those troublesome Hunts capacitors.   Fitted with a new magic eye this multi speaker Bush sounds superb on all bands.   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW / VHF FM
Dimensions 23" wide, 14" high, 8" deep
Antenna -   various internal with sockets
Price £195 UK Delivery £18 Most of EU £45 GBP 
Sorry this one is sold.   

1954 Bush AC34 (Valve)
Here we have another one of the classic Bush 50's radios,  this is one of their best AM models.  It is well designed, easy to work on and performs well. The large elliptical speaker does a good job. Cabinet wise this one is very good, factory original with a perfect Bush transfer on top. The birds eye maple trim really finishes off the front panel with a touch of class. It has an internal frame aerial which works very well on LW and MW and the stronger SW stations, you need a simple wire aerial to get the most out of short wave. Excellent build and sound quality.  One of my personal favourites  (if that means anything!)
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW
Antenna - internal frame with sockets.
Dimensions 20" wide, 16" high, 8" deep
Price £135 UK Delivery £13 Most of EU £28 GBP  Sold.

1975 Roberts R505   (transistor) 
I am pleased to report we have three examples of the very practical R505 from Roberts to offer you this time around.   A typical 1970's mid brown version,  one in black and the obligatory red Roberts.  They are the perfect radio for the kitchen or caravan,  with good VHF FM coverage and sound quality from it's medium sized cabinet.  Fully overhauled and ready for use.     Also has the benefit of a socket on the back for use with a negative centre pin 9V AC power adaptor  (we will supply a good quality linear mains type for an additional £10)
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW / VHF FM
Dimensions 10" wide, 6" high, 3" deep
Price £60 each   UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £25 GBP
Sorry all 3 sold now. 

1959/60 Bush TR82C/B/D   (Transistor)
We have several  in stock,  the one pictured here is a TR82C.  As they make such good Christmas presents they will be prepared to order.   Let us know if you are after one and I will pick the best one out for you.    The real thing,  not a repro!
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with sockets.
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 13" wide, 9" high, 3" deep
Price £65  -  £95 depending on model  (£95 is the VHF VTR103 version)     
UK Delivery £12   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP    All gone for now.   

1955 Roberts R66  (valve mains portable)
Speaking of earlier valved Roberts portables,  here is one such thing.  A red one too at that which tends to make a difference to some.   Again in excellent overhauled order complete with a new set of valves.  Unlike many valve portables of that time this one also has an internal mains power supply so there is no need to mess about with 90V batteries.   Excellent audio and sensitivity,   the antenna is very directional on this model which means you will need to swivel the case about on its turntable to get best reception.    One final thing since taking the photos I have removed the little marks on the front grille.
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with socket
Batteries  -  use internal mains supply or 90V HT 1.5V LT
Dimensions 9" wide, 7" high, 5" deep
Price £95  UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £25 GBP  Sorry this is sold.

1969 Hacker Sovereign 2 RP25  (transistor)
Regarded as even better in many respects than the RP18 Sovereign this mark two version uses more silicon transistors and has an improved VHF stage.  Not that there was much wrong with the old version!   Styling is much the same apart from the colourful dial made way for a clearer printed scheme with larger control buttons.  Again in tip top condition,  finished in RAF blue.  Very sensitive,  built like the proverbial tank!   One of the best.
Frequency Coverage  LW/ MW/VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  2 of PP9  9V
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 5" deep
Price £105   UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £25 GBP  Sold.   

1937 Pilot U355 (Valve)
Pilot made some nice looking wireless sets fitted in heavy good quality wooden cabinets. This is one of them  -   the U suffix does not mean Universal,  it does have a proper AC mains transformer just in case you are not familiar with Pilot thinking.   Yes they as far as I know were the only company to do that.    The clock face dial is particularly ornate and has each relevant section illuminated depending on what band is selected.  Good sensitivity  and plenty of proper valve audio on tap.   Have a look at the pictures for more.
Frequency Coverage  MW, LW and SW 
Antenna -  wire needed   (supplied)
Dimensions 21" wide, 12" high, 9" deep
Price £250 UK Delivery £13   Most of EU £38 GBP
Sorry this is sold.

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