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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Project Transistor Radios

1959 Philips L3G95T   
This is an early acrylic plastic offering from the Philips transistor radio factory.  The good news is the turquoise cabinet has not faded at all and there is no damage to report.   Uses the OC series of transistors and appears to be working quite happily.   A nice looking little radio.
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Restoration Difficulty   1 Easy
Batteries  -  1 of 9V PP9
Antenna -  internal ferrite with sockets.
Price  £17  (£50  overhauled) 
UK Delivery £8    Most of EU £20  --  £28 GBP

1978  Roberts RT22
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.   This one is missing 1 of the top caps from the band switches which I will replace before it is sent out.  Basically in good original condition.  Not too much to go wrong with this model,  the antenna is also fine.
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / VHF FM to 105 MHz.
Antenna -  internal ferrite and whip (with turntable)
Dimensions  8.5" wide 5" high,  3" deep
Battery  -  single 9V PP9 (common in the UK)   Has socket for mains adapter.
Price  £20   (£55 overhauled)
UK Delivery £8    Most of EU £20  --  £28 GBP

1966 Roberts R303
Finished in red,  a bit on the mucky side of clean but will scrub up nicely.   This was the model that replaced the classic R300  and was available in many colours.  One fault to report and that is a missing cap from a control knob. 
Frequency Coverage LW and MW 
Antenna - internal ferrite etc with sockets.
Dimensions 10" wide 6" high, 3" deep
Batteries 1 9V PP9 type.
Price  £12  (£75 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £22 - £36

1966 Roberts R303
Same as above,  this time in black and much cleaner condition.  Nice straight example. If you want the pair of R303 the total postage would be just £10 
Frequency Coverage LW and MW 
Antenna - internal ferrite etc with sockets.
Dimensions 10" wide 6" high, 3" deep
Batteries 1 9V PP9 type.
Price  £18  (£75 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £22 - £36

1966 Bush TR130
The TR130 was the biggest selling transistor radio of the 1960's.  Rightly so,  it's a well thought out and manufactured piece of British engineering.    However it uses a trio of AF117 transistors so I would expect one of them or all will need looking at  -  you may be lucky though!  The 130 has excellent rich sound for a relatively compact radio.   This example is finished in black.  No damage or problems to report,  it is just a bit on the dusty side.  The switch array is in good working order and has a positive latching action  (this can be a problem if the switches are badly worn).   
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  with sockets.
Batteries  -  1 PP9 9V   
Dimensions 9" wide, 5.5" high, 2.5" deep
Price  £18  (£62  overhauled)  UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22 - £36
Sorry this is sold.

1975 Roberts R505 
Lime green,  a proper 1970's colour.  I have a camper van that matches this…  Anyway here we have a useful every day wireless which just needs a bit of cosmetic attention.  The handle is about to break, this could be repaired or replaced.  Otherwise some dust and noisy control pots to sort and you will have a good radio for every day use.   We get so many R505's sent in for repair these days.  Much loved.  Oh check the 470 / 680 uF blue coloured electrolytic caps in the audio and dc input stages.  Always causing problems  (also applies to the R606!)
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW / VHF FM
Dimensions 10" wide, 6" high, 3" deep
Price  £20  (£74  overhauled)  UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22 - £36
Sorry this is sold.

1982 Roberts Rambler II
Black model,  excellent condition throughout.  Just needs a service and a wipe over.  Nothing much else to report.   
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod

Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 7.5" wide, 5" high, 2.5" deep
Price  £20  (£45  overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £22 - £36

C1960 Invicta 30   
Here is something that does not turn up so often,  an attaché  cased portable radio that contains transistors and not the usual 90V valve set up.   A crossover from one technology period to the next you could say.  It is in good clean original condition apart from the handle which has lost its leather strap.   Green and cream.    Uses C cell batteries in two pair sets (the large plastic discs are the tops of the battery holders). 
Frequency Coverage LW and MW 
Antenna - internal ferrite etc with sockets.
Dimensions 9" wide 8" high, 5" deep when closed.
Batteries 4 1.5V C cells. 
Price  £25    (£85 overhauled with a new handle) 
UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22 - £36

C1964 HMV 2120   
This really is rather nice.  Very compact it is too for something of this age,  HMV Marconi crammed a lot of radio into this little frame.   All in very good, shiny condition.  It looks from the battery compartment that this was designed to operate from the obsolete PP6 mid sized 9V battery  -  a good quality alkaline PP3 will be suitable to replace this.   No damage,  all nice and straight  (including the SW telescopic aerial).   
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/SW
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod and whip for SW coverage.
Batteries  -  single 9V PP3 type as substitute. 
Dimensions 8" wide, 5 "high, 2.5" deep
Price  £20   (£70  overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £22  - £36 GBP
Sorry this is sold, to be overhauled.

C1965 Perdio Piccadilly  No 1
A mini Perdio portable.  Old and interesting,  just like someone I know.  Hmm,  I repaired one not so long back for a customer and was surprised how sensitive this little "toy" radio can be.   A bit fiddly to take to pieces  -  all looks in good order here.  Cream trim version.   Nice condition.   We have several more...
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Dimensions 6.5" wide, 4" high, 2.5" deep
Antenna -  ferrite rod
Batteries   single PP6/PP3 9V 
Restoration Difficulty  1 Easy
Price  £15  (£45 overhauled)   UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £20 -  £25 GBP
Sorry this is sold.

C1965 Perdio Piccadilly  No 2
Finished in red.  VGC.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Dimensions 6.5" wide, 4" high, 2.5" deep
Antenna -  ferrite rod
Batteries   single PP6/PP3 9V 
Restoration Difficulty  1 Easy
Price  £15  (£45 overhauled)   UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £20 -  £25 GBP
Sorry this is sold.

1960  Heathkit  Oxford
Most Oxford models were sold as kits, others were available as factory assembled units.  There is nothing wrong with the construction of this example.  If does have a few issues  -  there is a hole in the grille and the badge is missing.    It does however have a real leather case.  Or so it says… 

Frequency Coverage  LW/MW
Antenna - internal ferrite rod with sockets.
Dimensions 9" wide, 7" high, 4" deep
Batteries   1 of 9V PP9 
Restoration Difficulty  1 easy
Price  £8    UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £22  - £36 GBP

C1965 Perdio Super 7 PC16   
Fitted with the same innards as the Perdio Piccadilly this particular Super 7 was made especially for one of  London's  famous department stores,  in this distinctive police box blue colour.   Now all you need is a TARDIS to go with it!   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Dimensions 6.5" wide, 4" high, 2.5" deep
Antenna -  ferrite rod
Batteries   single PP6/PP3 9V 
Restoration Difficulty  1 Easy
Price  £15  (£45 overhauled)   UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £20 -  £25 GBP
Sorry this is sold.

1964  Ekco PT378
Here is the earlier version of the 378, pre Radio Lux "upgrade".   I think the grille is better looking on the earlier models like this.   Excellent throughout.   
Antenna -  ferrite rod
Batteries   single PP7  -  use a 6AA cell case.
Restoration Difficulty  1 Easy
Price  £25   (£75 overhauled)   UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £20 -  £25 GBP
Sorry this one is sold.   Off to Ireland soon! 

1960 Dynatron TP14 Tourist  (transistor)
Good condition and cute too.  What else could you want in an early 60's transistor portable.  Not sure if this one has done much travelling around as the case is still in one piece.   In fact it is almost immaculate.  Nice find.
Frequency Coverage :- MW with a bit of LW at one end. 
Antenna - internal ferrite rod
Battery 1 of 9V PP3 type
Dimensions  7" wide 4" high, 2" deep  on it's side.
Price £20   (£50 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8   Most of EU £22 - £36

1966 Hacker Herald RP30SW
In red,  the rarest of all Hacker Heralds.  This one is the version which has an extra front end stage,  allowing short wave coverage.   The model was eventually replaced with the Hacker Helmsman.    For every 100 Heralds you may come across I bet only one or two will be this model.  All in good order,  awaiting restoration and the usual replacement of those pesky AF117 transistors.   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW
Dimensions 11" wide, 8" high, 4" deep
Restoration Difficulty   1.5 intermediate
Antenna -  Ferrite rod with sockets
Battery 2 of PP9 9V
Price £50    (£125 overhauled)  UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £22 - £36
Sorry this is sold.

C1967 Baird 296
Apart from a small crack on the bottom of the case this one has survived intact and has very similar innards to a Bush radio of the same era.  Includes VHF coverage.   
Frequency Coverage  LW/ MW / VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with socket for car aerial etc.
Batteries  -  1 of PP7 9V  -  suggest using a 6 AA cell adapter
Dimensions 10" wide, 6" high, 2.5" deep
Price £5   UK Delivery £8  Most of  EU £22 - £36

Sorry this is sold.

C1981 Roberts R24  (transistor)
Mains and battery powered the R24 is another good quality small portable radio made in the UK by Roberts.  Well before materials such as chipboard and mdf crept into their production!  Some of the screen printing has worn off the top tuning plate dial.  I will replace the missing button caps on it.   
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with telescopic antenna
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V or use internal mains supply  - fig 8 lead.
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW / VHF up to 105 MHz.
Dimensions 10" wide, 6" high, 3" deep
Price £15    (£75 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8   Most of EU £22 - £36

C1968 Philips / Stella ST7005/00B
As ever Philips have their snazzy model numbers!  Means a lot doesn't it?   This is a clean enough example,  with wooden sides and soft padded front panels.  Which have not sagged.  I wonder what padding material they used.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internals with sockets. 
Restoration Difficulty   1 easy
Dimensions  11" wide, 9" high, 3" deep
Batteries   single 9V PP9
Price  £12 (£65 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU Most of EU £22 - £36

C1970 Dansette Diplomat  JR96
A quirky looking radio from Dansette that was made for them in Japan.   I can't say one of this type has ever graced the pages of this website before which must mean we have a medium rare one here!   For dansette collector no doubt.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internals with sockets. 
Restoration Difficulty   1 easy
Batteries   4 C cells
Price  £12  (£42 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU Most of EU £22 - £36



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