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Old 12-25-2003, 07:46 AM
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I just got a '73 GTV ...

And I would like to find an original radio and dash plate. Any suggestions??

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Old 12-25-2003, 04:46 PM
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Congrats. The radio was dealer installed; there was no factory radio. Blaupunkts and Beckers seemed to be the most popular ones installed by the dealers at the time. My 1973's dash made it unmolested until the late 80's, when the DPO (dreaded previous owner) installed a Japanese Clarion. I just picked up a Becker Europa II off eBay and will be installing it this winter. Another option is to buy a replacement wood kit and put the dash back to original as it came off the boat in new Jersey.

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Old 12-25-2003, 06:21 PM
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FWIW, my 74 came with a Motorola from the dealer. It's on the price sheet and I have the original manual.
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Old 12-26-2003, 06:14 AM
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Old 12-26-2003, 09:12 AM
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Aloha Jack, There is a place on the webring that specializes in old radios. Can't remember the name offhand, but check the webring and I will try to find it too when I get a chance.
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Old 12-27-2003, 09:46 AM
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I got me a Becker Monte Carlo in my Junior. However, is only plays AM/MW/LW, so it isnt really much good although it looks great. I am goint to install a Blaupunkt in the glove compartment. There is a guy in Sweden that repairs and sells old car radios - can find his email if you want. Otherwise just follow ebay - the Beckers (looks best IMHO) often pop up there.
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Old 12-27-2003, 10:39 AM
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My '72 has a dealer installed AudioVox. It's not the coolest radio, but it's been there all these years, and works fine, so I'm not going to mess with it.

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Old 12-27-2003, 09:19 PM
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Links to a couple of places that specialize in old European car radios:

Koenigs-Klassik

OldAutoRadio

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Old 12-27-2003, 10:05 PM
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Lots of old car radios are available on ebay in various condition.
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