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

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

C1959 Pye Q4   
OK.  Well you know I like to contradict myself!   We have a few of these interesting attaché portables at the moment.   Another transistor based model  -  as Pye sets go this one should be considered "rare".   Nothing much to report,  everything is as it should be and given the age the transistor types fitted are usually very reliable.   
Frequency Coverage LW and MW 
Antenna - internal ferrite etc with sockets.
Dimensions 11" wide 8" high, 4" deep when closed.
Batteries 1 of 9V PP9 
Price  £25    (£75 overhauled) 
UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22 - £36 
Sorry this one has sold.  Off to Ireland soon.

1961 Bush TR90B
Bush had dual purpose in mind when they designed this one.  For use either as a conventional portable or with the aid of a sliding bracket you could fit it in the car.   Well made on a proper aluminium chassis,  using the OC series of transistors.  This one still has its original leather case and carry handle.  You will be needing an old toothbrush to clean this up.
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Dimensions 9" wide, 6" high, 3" deep
Antenna -   internal with sockets. 
Batteries   1 PP7 9V
Restoration Difficulty  1 easy
Price £18  (£55 overhauled) UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £22  -  £28  GBP 

1961 Dansette Gem
Little Dansettes have always been well thought of.   They are more fragile than say a Roberts radio of the same time but make up for this in styling.  This one is perfect bar needing a little spot of glue in the centre of the carry handle.  Finished in a nice sky blue colour with the all important Dansette tag present.
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod
Batteries  -  1 PP7 9V  although we tend to use a 6 aa cell adaptor
Dimensions 8" wide, 6" high, 3" deep
Price  £18 (£60 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £22  - £36 GBP

C1962 Perdio  "Plastic"   
Well I admit to not knowing the model number of every single radio ever built in the UK!   This would be one of them  -  it is quite a rugged,  all plastic (was the rage when this arrived in the shops back in the 60's) portable radio.  Built on the reliable OC transistor types, I expect there is nothing too much wrong here.  For a change the cabinet has not faded either.
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod
Batteries  -  single 9V PP9 type.
Dimensions 9.5" wide, 6.5 "high, 3" deep
Price  £18   (£60 overhauled)  UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £22  - £36 GBP


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

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

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

C1965 Perdio Piccadilly  No 3
Another red one.  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 one has gone.  Sold.   To be overhauled.

C1964 Pair of Sobell all transistor leather board portables
Enough bits to make one good example out of the pair.  Both are in pretty good shape and look to be complete.   
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  £10  (£45 overhauled)   UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £20 -  £25 GBP
Sold.

C1965 Philco 204   
Well preserved little transistor radio, in a bright cheerful case. 
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
Sold.  To be overhauled.

1960  Heathkit  Oxford  (No 1)
Here we have a nice, well assembled Heathkit Oxford radio.   It has been looked after and is somewhat  better than the second Oxford we have below!   

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  £18  (£55 overhauled)  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £22  - £36 GBP
Sorry this one has gone.  Sold.

1960  Heathkit  Oxford (No2)
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

1966   Ekco PT378   208 version
Ekco radios answer to the ever popular Roberts R200 was this model and several others which look very similar.  All were housed in brightly coloured cabinets.   They are well made and quite straightforward to work on,  once the pcb and innards are removed from the compact case.  This version has the extra 208 tuning posititon for the now defunct Radio Luxembourg.   Recently the transmitter site was demolished to make way for new building developments in Luxembourg,  ending transmissions from the famous site forever.   The English service closed down in the 1980's .
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW /208
Antenna -  ferrite rod
Batteries   single PP7  -  use a 6AA cell case.
Restoration Difficulty  1 Easy
Price  £22   (£75 overhauled)   UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £20 -  £25 GBP

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! 

1964 Hacker Mini Herald RP17
When did you last see a clean shiny one like this?   Tan version,  all bits present and correct.     VGC
Frequency Coverage  LW/ MW
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with socket
Batteries  -  2 of PP7  9V   suggest using 6 AA cell holders in place.
Dimensions 9" wide, 6" high, 4" deep
Price £22    (£75 overhauled)  UK Delivery £9  Most of EU £22 - £36


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 £7  UK Delivery £8  Most of EU £22 - £36.

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

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.

S1959 Ever Ready Sky Leader (transistor)
Missing the carry strap,  which they often are this Ever Ready has survived otherwise intact.   Chassis and case in good order.    An early British transistor portable.   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Dimensions 9.5" wide, 8" high, 3" deep
Restoration Difficulty   1  -  easy
Antenna -  Ferrite rod with sockets
Battery 1 of PP9 9V
Price £12   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


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

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  £14  (£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



1970's Baby Bush BV5651
A proper bit of the 1970's    Designed for listening to Abba on R1.   Dancing Queen? Hear the beat on the tambourine, oh yes.   It does not sound right when you read it out.    Take a chance on me and  please put me out of my misery :-)   
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

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