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.

If there is nothing here that you fancy,  why not take a look at the project radio page.  There could be something that we can overhaul for you.  Prices are listed for this service.

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Stock last updated 3/6/22

New items added on 11/1/22

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We sold out of most overhauled items during the run up to Christmas this past year,  now working flat out to prepare some new things.   Currently have very few valve radios in at the moment,  have a look at the DIY pages  -  maybe there is something we could overhaul for you on there.

There will be some more interesting vintage transistor portables ready soon.

Update as of June 2022  -  we are currently restocking and getting things ready to sell as fully overhauled.  Finally after all the Covid stuff,  cancellations and other issues I can honestly say things are getting back to normal in the vintage radio world!      Items on their way soon.

In the meantime we have a couple of decent Bush DAC90A radios almost ready,  some early Roberts transistor sets and a selection of the original, classic Bush TR82C model.   












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.   

1953 Bush AC31  (valve) 
A baby wooden Bush radio,  the smallest of all their 1950's models built into a wood case.   The cabinet is smart,  it has one or two minor age blemishes but retains its original factory finish.  Audio quality is good and despite being a short superhet it works very well on LW and MW,  with the bonus of SW.  Uses a clever set of valves to get the most out of three "bottles" and a rectifier.  Antenna included.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Dimensions 16" wide, 13" high, 7" deep
Antenna -   simple wire for LW / MW  -  maybe a bit longer for good SW.
Price £135     UK Delivery £14 EU etc ask.    This one has gone. Sold.

1961 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 good 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 £315   UK Delivery £14  EU etc please ask for a quote.

I am sorry this one has gone.  Lasted all of 12 hours on the site :-)  SOLD!

1959 Nordmende Elektra 59    (valve)
Full featured, HiFi valve radio in a compact case.   It is quite simply staggering how much technology and more importantly quality the West German radio makers managed to fit into their small valve radios.   This Elektra sounds almost as good as the huge multi speaker sets  -  and it has most of the tone control / filter / magic eye and other gizmos that you would find on a top end Grundig or Telefunken.  The walnut case has a piano level of gloss,  which is original  -  no marks or scratches.   If I was to be picky the only thing I can find to complain about are a couple of tiny spots on the original speaker cloth.   If you fancy a top quality valve radio with a small footprint,  perfect VHF reception and German style look no further.    Oh and yes it has the eyeball out of a Dalek fitted!
Frequency Coverage LW, MW , VHF FM
Antenna -   internal ferrite rod and dipole for VHF.
Dimensions 15" wide, 10" high and 8" deep
Price £325      UK delivery £14   EU etc ask.

Sorry this one has gone.  Sold.   

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 bit of an engineers nightmare,  replacing the ever faulty IF module is a long winded, painful job.   This one has been fully overhauled,  all dodgy transistors replaced with something reliable.     It's all band and 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.   

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  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  £150   UK Delivery  £12  EU etc ask.

Sorry this one has gone.  Sold.   

1977 Roberts Rambler  (transistor)
We like Ramblers. For such a small radio the sound reproduction is great.   This one is finished in a proper 70's colour and looks spot on. No marks or scratches on the grille or cabinet cloth.  Great fun, highly recommended. 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 7.5" wide, 5" high, 2.5" deep
Price £35  UK Delivery £8   EU etc  please ask for quote
Sorry this has gone.  Sold.

1956 Grundig 3028 GB /3D  (Valve)
Twenty odd years earlier Grundig were building things like this.  The classic 3028.  This one was made for the UK market in West Germany and boasts lots of interesting and more importantly good sounding features.   Lets start with the speakers.  Three in total,  the tweeter / mid range drivers on the outer corners with a whopping big bass unit at the front.  Tuning.  Dual drive for both AM and VHF which means that you have two pointers and when you tune in a station on VHF you don't mess up the tuning on AM.  This is achieved with a clutch mechanism which transfers the drive from one spindle to another !  Tone control.   Four band graphic equalizer with a pretty line graph display.  AM antenna control.  The direction of the ferrite rod aerial is controlled by a front panel knob so you don't have to move the radio or fiddle around the back panel to adjust the antenna direction.  Magic eye  -  this is nice and bright and gives a good indication of tuning -  a bit like a signal strength meter.   All in all a very high quality wireless that considering when it was made performs superbly.   This example is in rude health,  with its original cabinet finish still nice and glossy.  Another true hi-fi offering  (we have been quite luck of late with all this West German stuff!) 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW / VHF FM
Dimensions 23" wide, 13" high, 9" deep
Antenna -  internals with sockets  Has built in antenna rotator for AM
Price  £315     UK Delivery special £20  EU etc  please ask for quote.
Sorry this one has gone.  Sold in a matter of hours…   

1958 Schaub Lorenz GoldKlang 58   (valve)
Ok it's a special one.  Over the past few weeks whilst this has been on display in the workshop the few customer visitors that we have had in all remarked positively about this radio.   It is lovely.  The audio that is produced is absolutely first class,  now that some work has been carried out on the amp it has to be up there with the best.    The audio stage unusually uses a pair of ECL82 valves,  set up in push pull.  This saves on a few components for the designers but it works so well and does away with extra triode stages.  Speakers,  there are four of them in this model all balanced to give the best possible reproduction.  They are the original Shaub units and each in excellent condition.    There are lots of tone features,  boost / cut switches,  filters,  magic eye tuning,  split drive control for AM and VHF.   Yes it is the full German experience.     The cabinet is very glossy,  it had been re-glazed to some degree before we got it,  there are a few minor blemishes but nothing to take away from this magnificent piece of engineering.   The Germans certainly knew how to make a HiFi valve radio.  Makes almost anything sound good!  Have a good look at the pictures.   

Due to the value and rather huge glass tuning dial I am not going to entrust it to a courier,  it will be either personal delivery (and of course I will set it up for you and give driving lessons if needed) or you can come and collect it from the workshop by arrangement.     

Frequency Coverage LW/MW/SW and VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite + VHF dipole + sockets for SW etc
Dimensions 25" wide, 16" high, 9" deep


Price £650
including UK personal delivery.   
There will be an additional  surcharge of £25 for Cornwall and  £40 for Scottish Highlands.    Afraid delivery outside of the British mainland is going to be a problem, although a meeting at a ferry port can be arranged.   Get in touch to discuss!

Well afraid to say this one has gone.  Sold. 

1947 RAP 846   (valve)
I did mention something about having a British set and well if you are going to have but one this might be it.   Another design classic,   who else would build a wireless with a heavily chrome plated chassis  (and the transformer, speaker and so on) and then fit a glass viewing panel at the rear of the set so that the new owner could marvel at their glowing purchase.   It's brilliant,  and in such good condition.   The chrome work is smooth and corrosion free  -  all the radio is in great shape.   Slow motion tuning with a distinctive set of controls and excellent valve audio.   It is finished in a medium oak colour.   The RAP 846 is particularly good at short wave listening,  having three ranges and that unique pointer / large tuning knob arrangement.   Supplied with a suitably long wire antenna and the correct plug to fit in the back.   Have a good look at the pictures,  you will not be disappointed in this at all.   

Due to the value and that antique rear glass panel I am not going to entrust it to a courier,  it will be either personal delivery (and of course I will set it up for you and give driving lessons if needed) or you can come and collect it from the workshop by arrangement.     


Frequency Coverage LW/MW/3 SW ranges
Antenna - simple wire required.   
Dimensions 21" wide, 14" high, 12" deep


Price £495
including UK personal delivery.   
There will be an additional surcharge of £25 for Cornwall and  £40 for Scottish Highlands.    Afraid delivery outside of the British mainland is going to be a problem, although a meeting at a ferry port can be arranged.   Get in touch to discuss!


Sorry this one has gone too.   Briefly here and now gone.  Sold.

1958 SABA Meersburg Automatic 11-Stereo  (valve)
Special radio time.  Yes it really is a special one.  A West German marvel of an automatic motor tuned wireless wonder.  Try saying that when you have had a few schnapps!  The sound quality this radio produces is wonderful,  they are just so good.  I am not over exaggerating  either.  It is a 4 speaker set up, which normally runs in "wide" mono mode but you can feed in a stereo source and then the amp with a push of a few buttons reconfigures itself to stereo.   Of course the built in VHF FM tuner pre-dates any stereo multiplex decoding.  That's not the fancy bit though   -  this radio has motor tuning.  You press a few buttons again and the tuner scans up and down, looking for stations.  It will even fine tune them in for you,  which is fun to watch the tuning knob rocking back and forth until it is locked on.   Of course you can do all this manually, again with a click of a switch.  There is impressive tone control and sensitivity on all bands.  SW is lively even when using just in the internal VHF dipole as an antenna. 
Next point is the condition  -  all you see is original.  The cabinet, cloth, dial and so on have just been polished and cleaned.  It's all as it left the factory some 60 years ago.  Another feature are the large piano key controls.  Each one lights up independently as it is pressed.  There is also a bright tuning indicator.   The entire radio and motor control has been thoroughly overhauled,  a complex job.  Time now to become someone's pride and joy.   It is not a cheap radio by any means,  needing  a good spot in the house to put it on display.   Similar sets quite often sell for over £1000 these days around Europe.     It is fabulous and from our perspective one of a kind.  Highly unlikely we will ever have another one.     

Frequency Coverage LW/MW / SW and full VHF
Antenna - Internal steering ferrite and dipole for vhf use. 
Dimensions 25" wide, 15" high, 11" deep
Price £625    including UK personal delivery.   There will be a surcharge of £25 for Cornwall and Scottish Highlands.    Afraid delivery outside of the British mainland is going to be a problem, although a meeting at a ferry port can be arranged.   Get in touch to discuss!

Sorry this one has gone too.  Sold in under 24 hours.   It has generated much interest!   



1950 Bush DAC90A Ivory   (valve) 
A damage free,  very shiny Bush DAC90A, finished in the rarer Ivory coloured material.  I reckon for every 10 brown 90A's that come in we may get one like this, and generally they now have a stress crack on the top of the cabinet.   Pleased to say that this one does not follow the general rule and is crack free.   Like the brown sets they are very popular and work well in most situations with their internal frame aerial.     Fully overhauled,  looking great and ready for another 70 years…   
Frequency Coverage LW/MW
Antenna - Internal frame.
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 7" deep
Price £185   UK Delivery £14   Most of EU £28  -  £35  GBP
Sorry this one has gone
   

1946 Bush DAC90  valve 
As promised last time around here we have a fully overhauled Bush DAC90,  the original octal valved version of this classic design.   Nice to find one with a good cabinet and the rarer green print dial,  most of this model have a cream printed type.   The 90 runs a bit warmer than the later 90A due to the larger valves and heat build up from the dropper resistor,  it is important to allow a bit of space at the rear of this model for ventilation,  so please don't site it right next to a wall!   As is usual on the 90 the rear panel has been repaired,  I managed to make a perfect fitting patch out of a other dead DAC rear panel.   Great audio and sensitivity, the internal aerial works well and is slightly directional.  A highly recommended glossy Bakelite wireless.   
Frequency Coverage LW/MW
Antenna - Internal frame.
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 7" deep
Price £185   UK Delivery £14   Most of EU £28  -  £35  GBP
Sorry this has gone.  Sold.   

1962 Roberts R200  (transistor)   
Tan R200 models always seem to be filthy and are the most difficult to clean.  We didn't have that problem however with this one,  which I think has been stored away in a box for most of its life.   Even the handle is original and in good order  -  they usually split and need replacing.   Great fun and a good sounding proper wood portable.  None of that MDF, or self destructing audio amplifier chips in here  (take note Roberts!)      Later version of the R200 which as always has had its transistors replaced,  amongst the other bits that wear out.    Not many originals left now in good order like this. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with sockets
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Dimensions 8.5" wide, 6" high, 3.5" deep
Price £80   UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP   Sold.

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