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Original Radios 17 Jan 2016 20:37 #18714


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I have an 1980 Australian delivered base 928 with no radio upgrade option. Can someone please post a picture and some information on what the radio should look like in the console and the Blaupunkt model info. I guess it may be handy to others also if there were a pictorial list of original radios and of factory upgrade radios with their M-numbers somewhere on the site for people keen to restore their cars to stock.
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Original Radios 22 Jan 2016 00:17 #18717


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These old radios are damn near impossible to find! Working ones even harder to find!
James
78 Silver / Black-white #295
80 Arrow Blue / Gray GT Class Racer
81 Light Blue Metallic / Brown-Beige
84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black SuperBlu
95 Green / Black #51
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Original Radios 24 Jan 2016 21:27 #18719


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So far I've found 1978-79 models and 1981-82 models, but I'm yet to find a 1980 factory installation online... if anyone has one and can post a pic it would be greatly appreciated.

1979 ROW:
1979ROWradioconsole.jpg


1979 US:
1979USradioconsole.jpg


1981 ROW:
1981ROWradio.jpg


1982 Weissach:
1982WeissachEditionradioconsole.jpg



I'm new to 928s. I've only restored 60's Fords in the past and the 928 hobbyist these days seem a lot like the Mustang guys were 20 years ago.
Keep all the original parts you have when you modify your cars, one day soon original viscous fans and stock exhausts will be unobtainium.
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Original Radios 27 Jan 2016 20:23 #18724


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Have you checked the Registry portion of this site? 928registry.928oc.org/registry-main/regi...items/1-928-registry

Select 1980 and you will see all of the cars registered by owners for the year. An Australian car would be classified as rest of world (ROW). I scanned several of the cars looking for pictures and option codes. I did see one Australian car, but there was no radio option. If you are motivated you can search more ;)

This early car 928registry.928oc.org/registry-main/regi...-1980-928-s-row-0007 for the Belgium market had option I422 = Blaupunkt Bamberg. That option code was only used (see columns for that year and all years) in 1980 and fitted to 218 cars. However it was fitted to other models, see:

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So it appears that the radio you show for the 910 would be correct (i.e. not the Bamberg QTS)
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Original Radios 27 Jan 2016 22:09 #18725


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A bit of research has yielded an unfortunate finding. Australian delivered cars, were sent here with no radio. I'm not sure if this was a tax issue with local content affecting import duties, or a bandwidth issue where we use up to 108 on the FM spectrum and the Euro radios only seemed to go to 104mhz.

Radios here seem to be dealer fitted so it could have any high-end period correct radio depending on the dealer.
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In a similar vein, I'm curious if my Japanese market '90 came with a radio. Japan has a unique FM band plan shared with no other country so it might have been easier for Japanese dealers to install a Japanese radio. I gather Australia had originally intended to follow the Japanese scheme but ultimately went with western plan.
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My 1980 Euro "S" has a Bamberg CR radio as shown in the '78 model above it was an optional radio in 1980, option "I351 Porsche car radio, CR sterio, type DE, etc.". 604 of the 1980 cars had this radio.

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My 1980 Euro "S" has a Bamberg CR radio as shown in the '78 model above it was an optional radio in 1980, option "I351 Porsche car radio, CR stereo, type DE, etc.". 604 of the 1980 cars had this radio.

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I thought I'd throw a picture of my 1982 radio on here, just for curios eyes. I think I saw one like mine that had the cassette option.
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I thought I'd throw a picture of my 1982 radio on here, just for curios eyes. I think I saw one like mine that had the cassette option.
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Original Radios 18 Jan 2017 23:23 #19495


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Thanks for all the replies to this thread.
My research has more or less uncovered that Australia and the UK at least seem to have had their cars delivered without radios from the factory and had local high end radios fitted. See attached a 1979 UK 928 with period correct Pioneer system.
I'm fitting a similarly period correct Pioneer to my car which is likely what would have been installed by the dealer...
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Hi Guys
Great information about the radios. I just took delivery of a 1982 928 RHD Aus delivery and it does not have an original radio...
Perhaps my old Becker Grand Prix I took from my old 1983 Mercedes 280TE?? I will try and attach a photo...

But on a more practical basis and I live in the bush...and we will be on Digital Radio soon....is there a modern equivalent that will fit...black of course...
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hi Guys
Hope you can help.....
1. How do you get the radio out
2. What is the little white button on the left? (above the radio - does this black strip do anything?

Thanks for reading and for the Forum....great place
Dan
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Original Radios 12 Jun 2017 22:21 #19789


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The white dot/led will be part of an aftermarket security system. It is most likely that the primary function will be to drain the battery so quickly that any thief would soon return the car in frustration...
Pull the carpeted side panels off the console and you should be able to work out how to pull the radio.
Porsche offer a digital nav/radio as part of their classic parts scheme, but they don't fit the '78-'83 console. I found a radio delete in South Africa that i'm going to use to install a period shaft mount radio as was done in the 1980's by Porsche dealers.
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Having now seen one, any competent trim shop would find it pretty easy to make one up..
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