SOLD — ’67 Original Sapphire V AM Radio

Status: SOLD
Just a quick mention about an original Sapphire V radio for sale, listed by a past oil bath air cleaner customer of If you know about this radio, you know how hard it is to find it complete and in good working order!

“Guaranteed working radio, right off the bench.  All functions, knobs and push-buttons working as they should.  AM Band is tuned per manual and is pulling in stations very well with a standard antenna.  Lamp illuminates and dims with dimmer.  Overall very good condition.  Original rubber knobs from 1967.  Excellent chrome bezel and blacking.  Minor pitting on original chromed buttons and banner plate.  Radio is the mid to late model year with the larger power transistor (shown in R side view).”

One thing is for sure, this Sapphire V Radio will go fast!

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started Air-Cooled Artifacts (previously, and Lane Russell). I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. I had a 67in college. Now retired I have been working on a 67i bought over a year ago. The original Sapphire radio is not working. But, I think the problem is simply the on/off. Can you tell me where the on/off is and how it works? Push pull, turn volume knob, or what?

    1. Mike,
      Sure. The radio should simply turn on by the left knob. The right knob is for tuning adjustment. Here’s more info on the Sapphire V radio.

      I also have a source if you’d like to have your radio restored. Let me know how I can help more.

  2. My 67 radio looks exactly like the one pictured, original to my car, owned since 1972, has plastic chrome knobs. Does anyone know if the knobs can be re-chromed?

    1. I believe they can be!

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