Hello, ’67 Beetle community. Before you take another drink of your morning coffee, read slowly. What we have up for grabs today is a Sapphire VI ’67 Beetle radio; which is quite rare. Why might you ask? It’s both AM & FM. Most of you likely have the Sapphire V. (AM only, myself included)
I’ve only ever seen two in person, and they were installed in someone else’s ’67 Beetle. Below is the information we have from the seller, as well as a full media gallery of photos below. Check out those internal shots; truly a work of art.
Note: tested, and currently does not function. I have resources that could easily restore this unit, or simply bring it back into working order. I too had to restore my own ’67 Beetle radio. Restored and complete, these go for over $600. The faceplate and knobs are easy to source.
Doing some research and came across your website. I have a 1967 Sapphire AM/FM 12 volt radio. I got this radio about 15 years ago at an auction in ABQ., NM. A friend of mine who is an auctioneer was liquidating a car radio business that was started back in the 50s. I probably bought 150 plus radios. I’ve sold them all except this one. I forgot I had it and found it a few days ago. I read that there were two models made in 1967. One had output transistors over each shaft and the other, second one introduced that year had the output transistors combined and over one shaft. I have the radio with one transistor over each shaft.
Who’s going to grab this gem? Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below; I’ll be happy to answer if I can.