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 7/11/17
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More Project Transistor Radios

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 £20  (£75 overhauled) UK Delivery £11
Sold.   On its way to Japan.

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.

1970  Roberts RIC2   (transistor + IC)
Roberts did nothing much more than a PCB re-design and a cosmetic tune up to 70's style with the RIC2,  the follow up to the first British radio to use an IC RF/AM amp.  Perfect stuff for restoration,  it is a bit dirty but under the grime lurks a nice looking mustard yellow Roberts.   
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 10" wide, 6" high, 3" deep
Price  £15    (£58 overhauled) UK Delivery £9  Most of EU £22 - £36.

C1980?   VEGA 308  Sokol USSR portable radio
I found this in a defunct radio shop,  where it looked to have been sat for many decades.  Unfortunately the box was open so a generous amount of dust and muck has settled on the radio.  However I don't think it has actually been used.   Boxed with all paper work and miserable looking typed instruction sheet!    Has that address on it which I suspect was a currency generating business for who knows what.   Conspiracy…
Christmas pressy for Jeremy Corbyn?     Ummm.   

Antenna - Internal ferrite rod and telescopic whip.
Batteries  -  1.5V cells
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW / SW and VHF FM
Price  £12  UK Delivery £9  Most of EU £22 - £36.
Sorry it's gone.   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.

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.

1978 Selena B210   
All complete,  turret switched multiband SW, FM and AM radio from the USSR.   This is one of the rare models,  can't say I have come across this layout before.  Basically the innards are all very much the same as the later models.   Cosmetically in good order,  everything is present and correct.  Nice one for the Soviet radio collector.  I know there are a few of you out there!    Get a good low mileage one and they can actually sound very good indeed. 
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  £25 (£85  overhauled)  UK Delivery £12    Most of EU £22 - £36. 
Sorry this is sold.

C1978 / 82? Grundig Ocean Boy 820
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.

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.

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
Sorry this is sold.


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

Sorry this is sold.

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  Sorry this is sold.

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



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

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