1960's Roberts R500 Transistor Radio - 31.01.2019 SOLD

1960's Roberts R500 Transistor Radio - 31.01.2019 SOLD
Brand: Roberts
Product Code: R500
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Price: £122.00
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Iconic Vintage 1960's Roberts R500 Transistor Radio - VGWO & Excellent sound!





The Finest Of All Portables


A copy of the Roberts R500 Trader Service Sheet

A colour copy of the Original R500 Sales Leaflet 


This is a Tan Roberts R500 Radio with Serial Number - 

The dimensions are 11" x 7.1/4" x 4.1/2" (28 x18 x10cm)

The Roberts R500 is a 3 waveband 7 transistor portable receiver introduced in September 1963 at £18. 10s. 6d. including purchase tax. (Today's value is £420!!)

The Roberts R500 was a lot more expensive than the Roberts R200 which had a price of  £14. 6s. 0d at that time.

The Roberts R500 has a very handsome 'Rexine' covered wooden case with a strong leather handle. It covers the Long and Medium Wavebands plus Short waves from 50m to 16m (6MHz to 18.75MHz).

An internal ferrite rod aerial is used for long & medium waves. There is a brass telescopic aerial for the Short waves. A socket is fitted for an external or car aerial and there is an output socket for feeding a tape recorder.

It stands on the usual Roberts ball bearing turntable base.

This Roberts R500 radio has been fully serviced and looks absolutely beautiful. It has all of its original components and is all in excellent, near mint cosmetic condition for its age.

The Tan 'Rexine' covered cabinet is in excellent condition. It is with bright brass trim and very clean undented grille.

The original gold coulored aerial is intact and straight and extends fully.

The correct control knobs are in superb condition nicely polished and shiny.

The Roberts badge and carry strap are complete too.

As this is more than 55 years old radio is normal to have some small age related marks.

The Roberts R500 is more rare than the R200 and R300s and it is even more rare to find a fine example like this one.

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 and assess for yourself. 

This classic vintage Roberts radio is working very well on all wavebands with great sound performance from its large high quality 'Rola' loudspeaker.

It requires 2 PP9 batteries (not supplied)


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