The most common and most wanted accessory for Volkswagen in fifties and sixties was a car radio. During the times there has
been several manufacturers, producing hundreds of different radio models. The most famous producer of car radios
has for ages been German Blaupunkt, which still offers new car radios to today's cars. Other well-known manufacturers are
for example Telefunken, Becker, Philips, etc.
I've collected fifties and early sixties car radios since 1990, and my collection includes today about 100 units. I really do not know about every different vintage radio, maybe hardly about half of them, and I'll think that nobody is able to say: I know them all. Because there is so many many different models...
I have added here some info about radios I have, and about radios I know. There has been two main types of radios for Volkswagen;
Every brand has its own site, and if you have vintage radio in your car, you must also have vintage antenna, and there is also some knowledge about them in "antennas" -site.
If you have, or you know about vintage radio that isn't shown here, please send me photos, or even tell me about it.
Special thanks to:
Brad Clausen, Brad's VW Radio Repair and Sales
Tero Virta, Tero's V-Dub Site
Klaus Jacobsen, Strictly Vintage VW's