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​The radios shown below are not all of the radios Blaupunkt offered. A number of other radio variants were available depending on the bands offered within a given area. One example is the longwave band. While some areas on some continents offered longwave bands such as Europe, longwave was never made available in the US. Other continents such as Africa had Blaupunkt radios that focused on shortwave, making the button layout lock in to various shortwave frequencies. While some radios were factory installed, many were installed at the dealership, allowing customers to choose the model they preferred. 

      

​Bremen: The least expensive radio Blaupunkt offered. AM and longwave only. On/Off and tone operated by button, not the left shaft. No presets.

                                      DM 199.-

​Volkswagen Beetle 58-65   

Rear deck mounted speakers

Blaupunkt Radio Knobs

​Frankfurt (European model): FM,AM, longwave and shortwave only. On/Off and tone operated by left shaft. Five preset buttons.

                                      DM 389.-

Volkswagen:Transporter

​Volkswagen Transporter 62-65   

​Koln (US model named New Yorker): FM,AM, longwave and shortwave only. On/Off and tone operated by left shaft. Five preset buttons. Auto-seek by pressing right shaft.

                                      DM 595.-

​Frankfurt (US model): FM,AM, and shortwave. On/Off and tone operated by left shaft. Five preset buttons.

                                      DM 389.-

​KV 900: Shortwave accessory unit. Under dash mounted shortwave receiver that plugs into DIN port in back of some radio models.

                                      DM 130.-

BMW:

Blaupunkt Radio Models

​Hamburg: AM and longwave only. On/Off and tone operated by left shaft. Least expensive radio with presets.

                                      DM 249.-

​Essen: FM, AM and longwave. On/Off operated by left shaft. Tone adjusted by buttons. No presets.

                                      DM 298.-

​Volkswagen Beetle 54-57   

​BMW 700 LS/Coupe

Dash mounted speakers

We are asked on a daily basis what the correct configurations are for installing a period correct radio into a vintage car. Original literature is extremely difficult to find, yet over the years we have collected a variety of Blaupunkt literature that shows an abundance of information for most vehicle models of that era and earlier. We collect early repair manuals, installation diagrams and dealership correspondences as well.  These items go into our collection and are not made available for sale. We will be adding similar information for Becker in the near future.


Our aim is to share this information by making it available to the public. Due to vast quantity of information, it will take time to create this reference section. We ask for your patience during this process. The images below show the various radios Blaupunkt made available for individual vehicle models. Interesting are the images of the radios installed in the dash of various classic cars. Interesting as well are the prices shown. These were not inexpensive accessories!


Complete installation schematics are printed onto the backs of the sales pages, although it will take some time to make this available for viewing. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.   - Ingo Prangenberg

​Exportsuper: FM,AM, Marine-band. On/Off and tone operated by left shaft. Five preset buttons. Auto-seek by pressing right shaft. I believe this model was later renamed "New Yorker" 


                                      DM 545.-

​Volkswagen Beetle 65-67      (Note the black buttons            with white knobs) 

Rear deck mounted speakers

​Volkswagen Transporter 66   

Other favorite collectibles:​ Original binder with dozens of hand typed dealership correspondence letters that outline sales and advertising strategies for promoting FM to the public (left) and a 1959-1960 full repair binder for all radio models including the auto-seek Koln model.

Porsche:

Of particular interest are the prices in Deutschmarks that show how expensive these radios were. At a time when a new standard 1966 Volkswagen Beetle cost DM 4635.- the Koln radio cost DM 595. With other words, the price for 7.8 Koln radios was the same as a new car. Hard to imaging in todays world of throw-away consumer products. 

                                      

Volkswagen:Beetle

A favorite collectible:​ 1966 Blaupunkt sales binder   

​BMW 2000  

​     Porsche 356 B,C

(Note the white buttons      with black knobs)

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​BMW 1800 T.I.

​BMW 1500/1600/1800

Original instruction manuals, schematics and warranty cards with original yellow pouches with embossed Blaupunkt logo. 

​Stuttgart: AM, longwave and shortwave only. On/Off and tone operated by left shaft. Five preset buttons.

                                      DM 268.-

​BMW 700 LS/Coupe

Blaupunkt Radio Speakers

​Volkswagen Beetle pre-54 (retrofit offered in 1966)   

​Porsche 911/912   

Dash mounted speakers

Inst​allation 

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