1960s Roberts Green R200 Transistor Portable Radio
This 1960s Roberts Green R200 Transistor Portable Radio is a six transistor radio, and covers the Medium and Long Wavebands. It is housed in a real wooden cabinet covered with Green Rexine (leather cloth). Comprises a strong carry handle and stands on the usual Roberts rotating turntable base to aid optimal reception conditions.
Unlike the retro modern Roberts Revival RD60 or istream2, this radio is the original transistor version and not DAB digital. These modern revival Roberts radios retail for approximately £200. This transistor radio is available for £83.99!
The Roberts R200 was introduced in February 1960 at £14. 6s. 0d. (today’s value £300) plus Purchase Tax. This particular model was Made in England.
Fully checked, cleaned and serviced and in excellent working order on both wavebands (MW/LW), as well as being in very good cosmetic condition. There is a slight break in the plastic of the handle (see photograph).
- Height: 15cm (including the knobs)
- Width: 22cm
- Depth: 10cm
The green rexine covered cabinet is in wonderful condition, with a bright and clean grille, complete original knobs with shiny brass inserts, and complete Roberts badge. There are a few marks in the grille but no major dents.
Battery box is clean with no sign of any spills or rust.
Reliable, chic stylish and a style icon, this beautiful radio would be a welcome addition to any radio collection or as a period statement piece home accessory.
Requires a 9 Volt PP9 battery (not supplied)