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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:20 pm    Post subject: vw 8 track players? Reply with quote

not kraco or the underdash ones-i can still find those. but i am talking saphire or ? has anyone ever seen one? i saw one at a show one time and was too damn cheap to nut up and buy it. i think it may have been empi. if anyone knows feel free to chime in...

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're asking what stock VW tape players were available when, here ya go... I have service manuals listing these:

AM/8-track - 1967 Sapphire VIII model A7MV
1971 Sapphire XVII model 1VW4112
1973 Sapphire XXI models 1VW4309 & 5VW4309
1974 Sapphire XXI models 1VW4419 & 5VW4419

AM/FM/MPX/8-track - 1974 no Sapphire designation, models 1VW4412 & 5VW4412
1975 no Sapphire designation, model 1VW4516

AM/Playtape - 1968 Playtape I model PA8MV & Playtape II model PP8MV

None of them are easy to find and they were all made by Motorola.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks! the hunt begins!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:32 pm    Post subject: 1967 VW 8 Track Reply with quote

Just returned from a long day digging thru the estate of a local horder.... and in the junk was found a few radios from the 1960's. I've been buying radios for 15 years and have never seen a VW factory 8 Track, in person or on ebay.

Here's what I dug up today: "AM/8-track - 1967 Sapphire VIII model A7MV"

This radio is nice cosmetically with all original knobs and wire harness. I'm petty sure that some issues will be found with the rubber belts on the 8track so I'm not going to bother testing. The dial selector does move freely. Door on 8track opens and closes as it should.

Sorta late.... photos will come in the morning hours.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's mine.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=591456&highlight=
I bought it from a person that collects and restores old radios. This radio was gone thru with belts changed and heads cleaned up/tested and is ready to install but my square is still in it's rebuild stage. It rests in a padded box in the garage. My intent is to outsource my metal fab place to create me a new faceplate that's fits my Type 3 with all the dimension of the of the existing faceplate for the radio. Should be a fun project.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MonT3 that is the same radio I have. Under dash mount and this one has the two L shaped mounting brackets.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is my original working Empi 8-track car stereo.

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And my original prototype Empi 8-track tape !

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day off.... no time to clean it up... from experience the chrome is going to clean up very nicely. Dry storage was a plus.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: vw 8 track players? Reply with quote

Wow! some cool 8 track players!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: vw 8 track players? Reply with quote

Many years ago I saw an inexpensive Blaupunkt 8 track for sale at a VW show and didn't buy it!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:39 pm    Post subject: Re: vw 8 track players? Reply with quote

I just scored this on eBay. NOS in box complete with speakers
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: vw 8 track players? Reply with quote

Nice!
Excellent tunes too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: vw 8 track players? Reply with quote

bugmandave wrote:
I just scored this on eBay. NOS in box complete with speakers
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awesome!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject: Re: vw 8 track players? Reply with quote

Heres mine. Sapphire VIII by Motorola. Just like the one I had in 67 (when it was cutting edge Smile good times!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject: Re: vw 8 track players? Reply with quote

That Beatles 8 track has to be worth some scratch! Im ticked that when i gave up renting my storage unit i sold off about 200 8 tracks. I had some rare reggae and jazz ones. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:46 am    Post subject: Re: vw 8 track players? Reply with quote

obus wrote:
That Beatles 8 track has to be worth some scratch! Im ticked that when i gave up renting my storage unit i sold off about 200 8 tracks. I had some rare reggae and jazz ones. Crying or Very sad


Thanks for the heads up. Too bad about your tapes. Who knew 8 tracks might become valuable
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: vw 8 track players? Reply with quote

NP. Nah i knew cause i paid a pretty penny for a few of them. I just didnt want to have to store them in a 2 BR 1BA condo of my then GF who is now my Wife!!! If i could find an underdash 6 volt 8 track player for the bus i would get back into the game. I used to store them in different vintage suitcases. and have them on the back seat of my old squreback
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: vw 8 track players? Reply with quote

Just installed in my 69 beetle.:
It has a sticker with something about Riviera Motors VW on the top, but I didn't take a pic.
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It didn't have knobs, I used the ones off the broken tape player I removed. You can't install an 8-track with these knobs on Sad
The 8-track doesn't work, but the radio sounds great.
I may have the wrong faceplate.
from online search for "Blaupunkt 8-track"
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