Brand: Roberts
Product Code: RT1 'CHAMPAGNE'
Availability: In Stock
Price: £145.00
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Vintage 1950's 'Shampagne' Roberts RT1

Portable Transistor Radio
Serial No. 31816


10" x 4" x 7"



Plus a copy of the Roberts RT1 Traders Service Sheet and a colour copy of the Original RT1 Sales Leaflet and operating instructions. 


The RT1 was designed by Leslie Bidmead and introduced in April 1958 at £17 8s 9d + purchase tax. It was Roberts First Transistor radio with MW / LW coverage and ferrite rod aerial.

In 1959 they introduced their limited edition yellow covered RT1 radio called 'Shampagne' with gold stars and dots

This RT1 Roberts Radio has been fully checked and serviced and is in great cosmetic condition - the beautifully designed yellow leathercloth covered cabinet with gold stars and dots is in very nice and clean condition, all of the metal fittings are present and it has a complete Roberts badge.

The grille is clean and it has a clear tuning scale complete with its original knobs and brass inserts. The original handle has been replaced with a suitable one.

This is a lovely Limited edition Roberts RT1 radio - they are becoming very rare in this complete and great condition. 

It is an over 55 years old radio set and therefore it is normal to have some signs of use.

As usual my listings are provided with lots of clear close up photos of the item for sale in order to see the cosmetic condition in detail.


This very rare Roberts radio would make a great addition to any vintage radio collection!  

As on all Vintage Roberts 1950s/60's radios this RT1 stands on the usual Roberts ball bearing turntable for the best reception.

The radio is in excellent working order on both wavebands and has a great sound performance from its large Rola loudspeaker. 

Note:- The Roberts RT1 is a 6 Volt Radio and should NOT be run on 9 Volts as some sellers are advising. As a suitable 6 volt battery is no longer available a battery box to take 4 D size cells to overcome this problem is included (the batteries are not included)

A copy of the Trader Service Sheet plus a colour copy of the original sales leaflet are included in the sale.

Domestic Shipping Details:

We ship our items via courier.

Buyers can choose to collect if this is more convenient.

International buyers please contact us for shipping cost.




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