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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Stock last updated on 24/11/18
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Project Transistor Radios

1959/60 Bush TR82C
Slightly beat up Bush portable,  it has a chunk out of the bottom corner of its rear panel and the handle is bent.   That will pull out and go back into shape easily.   The rest of the set is ok and pretty clean,  for once the tuning knob is still transparent and has obviously been stored out of the sun.  Going cheap.
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with sockets.
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 13" wide, 9" high, 3" deep
Price £18    UK Delivery £10    Sold.  Apologies,  it has gone.

C1971 Hacker Hunter RP38
Single tone control version of the Hunter, with a brown wood effect strip on the handle  (that makes it the early version).    The rear grille is missing and the radio is a bit grubby.  As ever with the early version the bottom of the front grille strip has a couple of dings in it.   Hacker changed this during production to the much more substantial grille found on the RP38A.  A bit rough but it will sound great if nothing else!  Good antenna, dial etc  (well I have to find something nice to say).  There is a guy making replacement rear Hacker grilles using a 3D printer which look to be very good quality.  eBay shop.
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/ VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  2 PP9 9V   
Dimensions 11" wide, 8" high, 4" deep
Price £22   (£125 overhauled with new grille etc)   UK delivery £10
Most of EU £22  -  £32 GBP

C1965 Murphy B815 Transistor 8 
This is quite an interesting Murphy transistor set which has survived apart from a couple of cracks and chips on the top rear edge of the tuning dial surround.  Shame as the rest of it is in really good condition.   They are not the most substantial engineering effort but a but good one, properly aligned has the sound quality not too far of Hacker Herald territory.   Like all things mid 60's expect the AF117's to be in their, lurking, waiting to grow tin whiskers.  Or you may be lucky.    The rubber straps that retain the batteries are like new on this example. 
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  with a socket
Batteries  -  2   PP9 9V
Dimensions 12" wide, 7" high, 4" deep
Price £15   (£70 overhauled)   UK delivery £10   Most of EU £22  -  £32 GBP

1970's Grundig Yacht Boy 210
One of those classic 1970's radios.  The Yacht boy is as popular now as it ever was.  This is a pretty good example too, all in good slightly dirty order.  The only thing I can find to report as such is a missing chrome strip off the rear of the case (which is generally missing from all but the best Grundigs).  The tuning control is nice and free moving so it can't have been stored in a damp location.  Battery compartment looks all ok.  Well worth sorting out properly.
Frequency Coverage :- MW, LW, SW and VHF FM
Antenna -  internals with sockets. 
Restoration Difficulty   -  1.5 intermediate. 
Dimensions  15" wide, 9" high, 4" deep
Batteries    6  D cells
Price  £25  (£80 overhauled) UK Delivery £12  Most of EU £22 - £36.

1970's Grundig Prima Boy 700
Mains or battery operation, all band compact transistor plastic portable from the famous German manufacturer.   Nothing much to report here, everything is ok as far as I can see.  Just needs a good clean and service.   
Frequency Coverage :- MW, LW, SW and VHF FM
Antenna -  internals with sockets. 
Restoration Difficulty   -  1 easy
Dimensions  9.5" wide, 5.5" high, 2.5" deep
Batteries   4 C cells or internal mains power supply.
Price  £12  (£45 overhauled) UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £22 - £36.

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  £15  (£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  £15   (£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

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

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.

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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