Amphicar Radio

LSolheim

Member
Does anyone have a list of various vehicle makes & models (positive or negative ground) whose radio will fit in the Amphicar dash opening?

Thanks, --Larry
 

kdroy

New Member
I don't know of any particular vehicles, but I have a box full of old 60's AM, AM/FM 12vol +/- radios.
I haven't looked at them in years, but I think most are Motorola & they all fit the Amphicar.
If you interested in one, let me know.
Ken (KD) Roy
 

LSolheim

Member
Thanks, Ken.

My Motorola (AM only) died again. Not sure if it was related to
the negative ground conversion or if the vibrator just gave up the ghost as
it seems to periodically. Now that I'm negative ground I thought I'd go for
a period look, but a touch more modern - AM/FM with actual pushbuttons!
Then I will try using a thumb MP3 player w/ low-power FM broadcast to the
radio as does John Friese. His worked quite well.

Do you know if this particular knob spacing and cutout size has an
identifier like a specific DIN or equivalent?

--Larry





From: kdroy [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2010 8:11 AM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20752] Re: Amphicar Radio



I don't know of any particular vehicles, but I have a box full of old 60's
AM, AM/FM 12vol +/- radios.
I haven't looked at them in years, but I think most are Motorola & they all
fit the Amphicar.
If you interested in one, let me know.
Ken (KD) Roy
 

Tedredamphi

Platinum Subscriber
Dave the Wave had a Blaupunkt similar to this for sale a while back. Not sure if he ever sold it. I bought this stereo AM/FM/Marine Band years ago from a rebuilder in Germany. There are several German rebuilders selling period correct radios, but they are not cheap.
Ted
 

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Tedredamphi

Platinum Subscriber
Unlike the original Amphicar ignition switches, the new ones sold by Gordon Imports have an accessory position. Works great for listening to your radio without running any other electrical items.:dft012:
Ted
 

azpaul50

Member
I believe they were the Frankfurt models... but not 100% sure.



To: azpaul50@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20752] Re: Amphicar Radio
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 19:23:54 -0400
From:




Dave the Wave had a Blaupunkt similar to this for sale a while back. Not sure if he ever sold it. I bought this AM/FM/Marine Band years ago from a rebuilder in Germany. There are several German rebuilders selling period correct radios, but they are not cheap.
Ted

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