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    How rare and pricy is a factory studebaker am/fm radio? I had only seen them in brochures untill yesterday when I picked up a 64 cruiser and it has one in it!

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    Originally posted by jwitt View Post
    How rare and pricy is a factory studebaker am/fm radio? I had only seen them in brochures untill yesterday when I picked up a 64 cruiser and it has one in it!
    I've seen NOS ones sell for as high as $800.

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    • #3
      Wow that radio may be worth more than I gave for the whole car. Lol

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      • #4
        With the diminishing popularity of AM radio, which now seems to be limited to all-talk format for the most part, factory AM-FM radios from the 1960 for any make have skyrocketed in value. Of course, one can see Radio Roy and get their AM converted to also receive FM broadcasts.

        Craig

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        • #5
          I have seen some recently over $1K used, so yes they are getting really pricey!
          Dan White
          64 R1 GT
          64 R2 GT
          58 C Cab
          57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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          • #6
            I think it was a couple of years ago someone sold a NOS Avanti AM/FM for $1200.
            Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

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            • #7
              If anyone needs one I would sell or trade this one.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jwitt View Post
                If anyone needs one I would sell or trade this one.
                Hello jwitt, PM Sent
                1947 Studebaker M-5
                1946 Studebaker M-5
                1948 Studebaker Land Cruiser
                1961 Studebaker Lark 4-dr. Sedan
                1951 Studebaker Land Cruiser

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                • #9
                  Just me but there's no music in the world I would pay $1200 for even if it was live.

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                  • #10
                    I have heard the 63-64 FM radios offered did not sound anywhere near as good as what is offered today.It's true about AM radio ,nothing but talk & sports.Used to be a couple of oldies stations in the past but they seem to have packed it in.

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                    • #11
                      I guess we're lucky around here, several oldies rock stations and one classic country station on AM. I find myself listening to AM most of the time, even though I have FM.
                      Dwight 54 Commander hardtop

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                      • #12
                        AM-FM radios of that era are mono except maybe for luxury cars. Even the one in my '74 Scamp was mono.

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                        • #13
                          The Radio Roy conversion I had done was great!. I coupled it with a Kenwood class D amplifier, and JBL component speakers. Sounded great!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 1954khardtop View Post
                            I guess we're lucky around here, several oldies rock stations and one classic country station on AM. I find myself listening to AM most of the time, even though I have FM.
                            You are lucky. AM in the San Francisco Bay Area is sports talk, money talk, religious talk, headline news talk with no follow up, more sports talk, more money talk, Foreign language talk, and occasionally some Indian/Pakistani Bollywood music in between Indian/Pakistani talk. When I have to fix an AM radio, the programming drives me nuts. If I wasn't so busy or lazy, I would build that AM transmitter kit that has been on the shelf for ten years.

                            p.s. Thanks Brad!
                            Last edited by RadioRoy; 02-17-2017, 02:38 PM.
                            RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

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                              Here is a pic of the radio. I hope this works
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