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    Radio model

    I know I can try to look under the dash - but anyone know the Radio ID shown here - 1968 car
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    1968 911L Coupe - Golden Green
    1971 911S Coupe - Gemini Blue
    1973 911S Targa - Signal Yellow
    1974 914 2.3 - Sunflower Yellow

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    Appears to be a Hamburg.

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    Last edited by McOtto; 08-17-2023 at 12:18 PM.
    1972 911T Targa
    1985 911 Carrera (with circa 1988 RUF 3.4L 260 hp DIN Engine Kit)

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    Agree it’s a Hamburg. That might be close enough or maybe you need to be more specific if repairing it as will need correct schematics etc? There are so many Hamburgs

    My guess if you look at side sticker you’ll find with that dial frequency range
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    it’s more specifically the Hamburg US 7.630.517 model from 1970.

    Could be an earlier Hamburg model also had that distinctive range on dial which would align to a 1968 car or maybe the car got that radio a tad later in 70 when my hunch is the particular Hamburg variant the OP shows was first introduced ? A Blaupunkt radio contemporary with 68 car would be what is known as Y or Z series under the old radio type system before 1970. See how system changed
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    The serial number prefix ( the second number typically on sticker) will date the production year of your radio “instance”. If as I anticipate there’s is a zero in the the fourth position of the model number it will only inform when that Hamburg type was first introduces — they could remain in production for more than one year so the serial prefix helps by narrowing down the year the specific radio was made on that period when the radio model type was on market .

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    See how the four digit Blaupunkt prefix system was the index in one of my original Blaupunkt technical binders. Each binder edition covers the new radio models or quite often the details for the next generation of a familiar Blaupunkt radio “city name” that was used in various forms. The product number is important to really know as the name sometimes ran for decades. Rather like it doesn’t inform much to just say Porsche 911 for these long running radio like Blaupunkt “ Hamburg” it only becomes meaningfully precise if have the Blaupunkt radio type number and ideally the prefix letter of serial number. Both in sticker if not lost.

    Im not sure if being a part of Bosch group had a different internal manufacturing year code change point from calendar year start. Never seen evidence one way or another on that nuance.



    In in addition to my brown technical folders have this orphan instruction for a vintage Hamburg not sure if it was same for US vs ROW but note the frequency range seems to broadly correspond to that shown in dial

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    Thanks guys
    1968 911L Coupe - Golden Green
    1971 911S Coupe - Gemini Blue
    1973 911S Targa - Signal Yellow
    1974 914 2.3 - Sunflower Yellow

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    Good call Steve - I managed to crawl under and get a photo….the car is a 1968 so perhaps the radio was replaced. Strange it was AM only.

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    1968 911L Coupe - Golden Green
    1971 911S Coupe - Gemini Blue
    1973 911S Targa - Signal Yellow
    1974 914 2.3 - Sunflower Yellow

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    Kardex for my 1968 912 says radio was a Blaupunkt Boston - US Band. Installed at factory. AM only. Blaupunkt reused the Boston label for much later models also. Maybe yours dealer install.

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