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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 3:12 pm    Post subject: Blaupunkt Wolfsburg AM Radio Reply with quote

Anyone have any idea what this is from?
It seems to have had an ID tag of some sort on the side but it looks like it fell off. BIG Bass and Treble buttons on the front.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Blaupunkt Wolfsburg has a faceplate common for the Blaupunkt fitment in a '58-'66 Beetle. The radio was current closer to '58 than '66, though.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was PM'd and was told it was for ovals 53-57. any ideas? was this radio a better option over the standard radio or was this type the standard radio? any idea of its value?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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VW Fact #240: In 1972, a Blaupunkt Wolfsburg AM radio cost $62
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, the Blaupunkt Wolfsburg faceplate is different - it won't fit later Blaupunkts since the gaps in the faceplate are spaced for that specific radio only... I only found out after I bought a Wolfsburg faceplate for my Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio... Confused

Anyone want to buy Blaupunkt Wolfsburg face plate? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stevie Fierce wrote:
i was PM'd and was told it was for ovals 53-57. any ideas? was this radio a better option over the standard radio or was this type the standard radio? any idea of its value?


I can tell right off the bat that it didn't come from an oval. The faceplate is 58-?

Note the two ears on the sides of the faceplate that would line up with a bug dash trim, there's your first clue what era it was from.

Those huge bass and treble buttons are cool, now clean it up a little!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stevie Fierce wrote:
i was PM'd and was told it was for ovals 53-57. any ideas? was this radio a better option over the standard radio or was this type the standard radio? any idea of its value?


The radio your friend was referring to was the Blaupunkt Bremen. It looks very much like your radio but the two bars are marked "M" and "L". It was produced around '53 to '55 and is switchable from 6 to 12 volts. I have an NOS one in the original box and the Porsche guys have been after it for years. It has an oval style face-plate. Yours has a mid-'60s face plate and is probably 12 volt only.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Bremen is a dual band radio (M=AM, L=LongWave) and was first made in 1955 as a tube model. Transistor Bremens were made as late as 1970, maybe later. Depending on faceplate and knobs it could be installed in almost any European car and was switchable from 6V to 12V. It was never offered as an export radio to the U.S. market due to Long Wave is not used here. Very popular with the 356 crowd. Wink

The Wolfsburg radio is AM only but used the same chassis and case as the Bremen so they just made the Bremen band buttons into on-off switches. When later models moved the on-off switch to the volume control, they added bass & treble controls to the buttons.

I've seen Wolfsburg models as early as 1958 and up to the early 70's. It was designed specifically for VW and does not usually show up in the Blaupunkt brochures of the period. The Wolfsburg model was exported to the U.S. market and was sold through VW dealers. The early Wolfsburgs are 6V only and the later ones are 12V only.

Here's a Wolfsburg radio ad from 1958 or so... (buttons say on & off)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool pic, thanks for the info everyone!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what he said
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is the radio that is in my 1959 ghia cabriolet, the only thing different is the bezel
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 12:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Blaupunkt Wolfsburg AM Radio Reply with quote

I know, old topic, but this Blaupunkt has lost it's paper tags, and i'm trying to date it. I've been told that because it's got two downward pointing arrows between the 5 and 7, and the 10 and 15 were the stations to go to in an emergency. (cold war thing) Any help in guessing an age
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Blaupunkt Wolfsburg AM Radio Reply with quote

this is the faceplate it came with. It has no secondary tube pack box
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Blaupunkt Wolfsburg AM Radio Reply with quote

Those marks were for national emergency broadcasts from the CONELRAD system. Radios made between 1953 and 1963 had those marks at 640 and 1240 kHz. Some radios continued to use them through the mid-'60s (probably just using up inventory), though the CONELRAD system was replaced by the EBS in 1963.
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