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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C1970 Nordmende Bornholm
We seem to have quite a few German radios to offer you at the moment,  here we have a nice shelf top mains powered model which has a Scandinavian look about it.   Could easily be badged up Tandberg  and you wouldn't know any better.   Works pretty well as is,  bar the usual crackly controls.  All of which will be cured just as soon as you service it!  Good condition throughout with excellent clear audio.   Not had a Bornholm before… 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with sockets.
Mains powered.  240V with tapings for other voltages. 
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW / VHF FM / SW
Dimensions 21" wide, 6" high, 5" deep
Price reduced to £40 
(£130  overhauled) UK Delivery £13  Most of EU £22  - £36 GBP
Sorry this one is now sold.   Was overhauled. 

1959 Bush TR82B
Well we have found another one for you to restore,  a very early example going on the low serial number.   It needs a good clean and some plastic polish.   Being the early B it is built on the reliable OC series of transistors so that's one less thing to have to rectify.   Generally a good clean up of the switch contacts, replace a few electrolytics and tweak the alignment is all that is required on the 82 to get it working well.   This one is completley orginal throughout.  Damage wise only thing to mention is a little chip out of the bottom front panel which is hardly noticable. 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with sockets.
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 13" wide, 9" high, 3" deep
Price £24  (£75 overhauled) UK Delivery £11

1974 Grundig City Boy 1100 
Junior version of the Concert boy below -  with again above par audio quality for a plastic radio.   This one is actually pretty tidy,  there is some sticky gunk on the back to remove where someone had taped the mains lead to the case,  WD40 will sort that. Battery  compartment is clean and it still has the cover panel.    Badge is missing.  No other damage and it works quite well too.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW, MW, VHF FM and SW
Antenna -  internals with sockets. 
Restoration Difficulty   -  1  Easy
Dimensions  13" wide, 7" high, 2.5" deep
Batteries   C cells or use internal mains power supply
Price  reduced to £10 UK Delivery £9  Most of EU £22 - £36.

C1965 Bush TR116  (A)
A pretty little Bush transistor radio which can perform well  -   I have one myself!  Unlike many of the time it has full SW coverage as well as a now defunct 208 button for Radio Luxembourg,  although you could re-tune this for another station.   Has the usual AF117's to contend with.  Still fitted with its Bush red top cap on the telescopic whip.   VGC. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW / 208
Antenna -  internal ferrite rod / whip with sockets.
Dimensions 9.5" wide, 7" high, 3.5" deep.   
Batteries   single 9V PP9 required.
Restoration Difficulty  1 Easy
Price  £20  (£60 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8   Most of EU £22 - £36.

C1965 Bush TR116  (B)
Yes,  we have two of them available.   If you fancy this one instead make sure you mention "B" on your order!  Much the same condition. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW / 208
Antenna -  internal ferrite rod / whip with sockets.
Dimensions 9.5" wide, 7" high, 3.5" deep.   
Batteries   single 9V PP9 required.
Restoration Difficulty  1 Easy
Price  £20  (£60 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8   Most of EU £22 - £36.
Sorry this one is sold.

C1965 Ferguson Caravelle
I can only say a few things about this radio.  It must be good,  my granddad had one,  and he knew a bit about music  (ex BBC light program) All band,  in good original nick.  Built on the usual AF11X platform but thankfully not hard to repair.   Also if my memory serves me correctly this model has a switched back lit display which is quite rare for British portables.     This will clean up very well. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW / VHF FM
Dimensions 12" wide, 6" high, 3.5" deep
Antenna -  ferrite rod / whip with sockets
Batteries   single 9V PP9
Restoration Difficulty  1.5 intermediate. 
Price  £24 (£80 overhauled)  UK Delivery £10  Most of EU Most of EU £22 - £36) 
Sorry this one is sold. 

C1970 Grundig Transistor 600
I'm not sure what world market this model was intended for  -  it once again is something that has failed to turn up here before.   MW and four SW bands sort of tell me this was intended for North America?  Whatever it's a classic looking Grundig and well worth a bit of TLC.    Covers basically all the HF broadcast frequencies and a good deal in between.   Nice and tidy,  needs a good clean.  All bits present and correct.
Frequency Coverage :- MW and 4 SW ranges
Antenna -  internal / telescopic with sockets
Restoration Difficulty   -  1.5t intermediate
Dimensions  11" wide, 7" high, 3" deep
Price reduced to £15   UK Delivery £9  Most of EU £22 - £36.

C1978 / 82? Minerva RS800
It's a Grundig Ocean Boy with a different badge.   Minerva was once an Italian radio company which I believe was bought out by Grundig at some point in time.    This is a decent SW radio with good VHF coverage too,  mains or battery and apart from needing a service it seems to be working ok.  It has a counter balanced tuning mechanism with some kind of fly wheel to make twiddling silky smooth.   Maybe a bit modern looking for our website  -  but a good one for general listening.   Good original condition.  No damage.
Frequency Coverage :- MW, LW, VHF and 3 SW ranges  3 -  22MHz
Antenna -  internal / telescopic with sockets
Batteries   D Cells or use internal mains power supply  (fig 8 cable)
Restoration Difficulty   -  1 Easy
Dimensions  13" wide, 9" high, 4" deep
Sorry this is sold.

C1978 / 82? Grundig Ocean Boy 820
As above this is  the Grundig badged version of the same model.   Again in decent working order,  just needing a general service to clean switches and alike.  This one must have been in the sunshine as there is some distortion on the top of the cabinet,  around the area of the telescopic antenna mounting.   Purely cosmetic this does not impeded the operation of the antenna or radio.   Radio for the garage that can tune into the world? 
Frequency Coverage :- MW, LW, VHF and 3 SW ranges  3 -  22MHz
Antenna -  internal / telescopic with sockets
Batteries   D Cells or use internal mains power supply  (fig 8 cable)
Restoration Difficulty   -  1 Easy
Dimensions  13" wide, 9" high, 4" deep
Price  reduced to £15  UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22 - £36.

1965/6  Roberts R404
Slightly bigger than the R303 this model uses the same IF module as the earlier Roberts R500.  Which is good as it's the easiest one to take to bits should you need to do any repairs!   This 404 is all good and original,  actually in lovely clean condition.  No marks,  damage.   This will be A1 when serviced.   
Frequency Coverage  LW / MW
Antenna - internal ferrite rod with sockets 
Batteries  -  2 9V PP9
Restoration difficulty  -  1 Easy
Dimensions 11" wide, 6" high, 4" deep
Price £18  (£75 overhauled) UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £20 GBP   
Sorry this one is sold. 

C1969 Marconiphone 4170   
This one has survived well,  with good chrome work and straight trim.  Not a common model at all,  good quality with a rugged Hacker presence about it. 
Frequency Coverage LW, MW, SW and VHF FM
Antenna - internal ferrite / whip with sockets
Dimensions 13" wide 7" high, 4" deep
Batteries 1 9V PP9 type.
Price  £24  (£85  overhauled)  UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22 - £36.

C1965  Pye R32
Here we have a transistor,  battery powered model which looks like it is suffering from an identity crisis.  Looking very much like a valve radio Pye have this one down as one of their high quality machines.  It certainly has been well looked after.  All original. 

Frequency Coverage LW and MW 
Antenna - internal ferrite etc with sockets.
Batteries 1 9V PP9 type.
Price  £28  (£90 overhauled)  UK Delivery £13  Most of EU £22 - £36.
Sorry this is sold.

C1980  Vega Selena B212
Another one for fans of the Soviet range of nuclear bomb proof radios.  Now there is something I want to mention here.  If you have ever seen any of those "Protect and Survive" info films that were made in the 1970's here in the UK.  You know the ones,  how to make a bomb shelter from internal door frames and  coats,  or how to survive a nuclear strike by crouching down in a ditch and so on.   There is one particular episode that makes interesting viewing.  That is the radio episode.  What always made me smile were the radios they recommended in the video.  Every single one of them was made in the USSR!   Just like the B205 above.   Have a look on YouTube and spend a chilling hour watching various methods of assured certain death and misery.    The music is scary enough without the animations.    Of course they are not bomb proof at all as EMP would wipe out all the non grounded semiconductors.  However the good old thermionic valve has something to say about that.    This particular one has a wobbly treble knob and will need either replacing or some careful attention with the ever useful tube of epoxy resin. 

Not available for export to North Korea, he says laughing to himself.   Incidentally if you have a half decent receiver and antenna listen to 15.245 KHz,  AM  at 1430 BST  (1330 GMT) for authentic,  full on propaganda!    This is what Short Wave radio used to be all about.
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / VHF FM and 5 SW bands.
Restoration Difficulty 1.5 intermediate.
Antenna - long telescopic and internal ferrite rod with sockets for 
Dimensions  10" wide 7" high, 5" deep
Price  £22  (£85  overhauled)  UK Delivery £11    Most of EU £22 - £36.   Sold.   Sorry...


1960 Ever Ready Sky Master (transistor)
Apart from the usual slightly wavy  speaker grille this blue "Master" has been very well preserved.    All bits present and correct with a good original strap.  The blue Rexene covering has not faded at all.   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Dimensions 8" wide, 6" high, 3" deep
Antenna -   internal with sockets. 
Batteries   1 PP7 9V
Restoration Difficulty  1 easy
Price £20 (£70 overhauled) UK Delivery £8   Most of EU £22 GBP
Sorry this one is sold.

C1976 Astrad B205 TR17
Meanwhile in Belarus the soviet communications division were making solid,  brick like constructed radios for export.   This model is the ancestor of the mighty Selena.     My parents had one just like this model,  I remember it well.    Anyway here we have a good example bar worn chrome work on the handle.   Electrically there is nothing too strange,  look out for dodgy contacts on the turret tuner pins and transistors fitted in sockets.     
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / VHF FM and 5 SW bands.
Restoration Difficulty 1.5 intermediate.
Antenna - long telescopic and internal ferrite rod with sockets for 
Dimensions  10" wide 7" high, 5" deep

Price £20   UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22 - £36) 

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.   Finished in not so common tan and cream it's not in bad shape at all.   A few dings here and there.  Someone has made a good job of a reproduction handle.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Dimensions 11" wide, 8" high, 4" deep
Antenna -  ferrite rod
Batteries   2 of PP9 9V
Restoration Difficulty  1.5 intermediate.
Price  reduced to £15 (£95 overhauled)   
UK Delivery £10 Most of EU £22 - £36 Sorry this one 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 £10   (£65 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of  EU £22 - £36


1961 Dansette Gem
Clean and tidy,  finished in black with it's original tag.   One little ding on the speaker grille to straighten out. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internals with sockets. 
Restoration Difficulty   1 easy
Batteries   single 9V PP7 type  -  you can still get this type or use a 6 AA cell converter.
Price  £15 (£60 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU Most of EU £22 - £36



1961 Dansette Gem
As above but missing it's handle.   Sky blue with no dings!   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internals with sockets. 
Restoration Difficulty   1 easy
Batteries   single 9V PP7 type  -  you can still get this type or use a 6 AA cell converter.
Price  £12 (£60 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU 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  £14 (£65 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU Most of EU £22 - £36

C1959/60  Philips
Excellent condition.    Perfect stuff for a classic plastic restoration...   Hasn't faded too much either.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internals with sockets. 
Restoration Difficulty   1 easy
Batteries   single 9V PP9
Price  £18  (£60 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



C1975  Astrad R302  USSR
Soviet portable radio,  complete with leather case.   Which has done its job and protected this little comrade.   Another newbie to Past Times Radio.

Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/ VHF FM
Antenna - internal ferrite rod with sockets.
Dimensions 8" wide, 4" high, 2" deep
Batteries   6 AA cells 1.5V
Restoration Difficulty  1 easy  (well I am guessing so!)
Price  £10  (£55 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £22  - £36 GBP

Sorry this one 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  £10  (£55 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £22  - £36 GBP

C1963 Philips L1G41T-15G   
Very catchy model names,  those Philips boys must have been twitching when they came up with that.   Other folk might have given this little wonder a proper name.   Oh well despite that this is a pretty little thing and something worth sorting out.  Compact radios are getting more interest these days,   here is something with a bit of quality. 
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod
Batteries  -  4 1.5V AA cells
Dimensions 5" wide, 3.5" high, 1.5" deep
Price  £13  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £22  - £36 GBP

1970's Baby Bush BV5651
A proper bit of the 1970's    Designed for listening to Abba on R1.    Those were the days….       I like this.    Well preserved.
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod
Batteries  -  4 1.5V AA cells
Dimensions 7" wide, 4" high, 2" deep
Price  £5  UK Delivery £7  Most of EU £22  - £36 GBP

1966 Roberts R303
Finished in black,  good original condition.  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 one of the knobs. 
Frequency Coverage LW and MW 
Antenna - internal ferrite etc with sockets.
Dimensions 10" wide 6" high, 3" deep
Batteries 1 9V PP9 type.
Price  £10  (£60 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £22 - £36.

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