VW Radios

Revised January 10, 2008

This radio list was originally made by Scott Fraser and the site it originally appeared on is no longer operational. I have copied the html, revised it and made several additions and corrections on November 12, 2005. At that time, I tried to contact Scott Fraser and provide him with the updated html for his site, but never received any reply. Because the original site is no longer operational, I have decided to host this page on the Old Volks Home site so that it can continue to be a source of valuable information. If anyone has additional info, please email me at the link at the bottom of this page.

This is an index of all the Sam's Photofacts covering the VW radios from 1960 to 1974.
I believe it to be a nearly complete list.
Any volume where the date field is a ? means that I have not located that volume yet and the information is from the index.


VOL DATE PAGE MODEL # NAME Mfgr Veh Year Veh Make Volts Bands
13 ? ? 0BG Sapphire I  ? 60 Karmann Ghia 6 AM
13 ? ? 0BT Sapphire I  ? 60 Transporter 6 AM
13 ? ? 0BV Sapphire I  ? 60 Sedan 6 AM
16 ? ? 1BG Sapphire I  ? 61 Karmann Ghia 6 AM
16 ? ? 1BT Sapphire I  ? 61 Transporter 6 AM
16 ? ? 1BV Sapphire I  ? 61 Sedan 6 AM
102 ? ? 2BG Sapphire I  ? 62 Karmann Ghia 6 AM
102 ? ? 2BT Sapphire I  ? 62 Transporter 6 AM
102 ? ? 2BV Sapphire I  ? 62 Sedan 6 AM
102 Aug-71 113 R2BG Sapphire I  Bendix 62 Karmann Ghia 6 AM
102 Aug-71 113 R2BT Sapphire I  Bendix 62 Transporter 6 AM
102 Aug-71 113 R2BV Sapphire I  Bendix 62 Sedan 6 AM
22 Jan-64 141 2FMBG Sapphire II Bendix 62 Karmann Ghia 6 AM/FM
22 Jan-64 141 2FMBG Sapphire II Bendix 62 Karmann Ghia 6 AM/FM
22 Jan-64 141 2FMBT Sapphire II Bendix 62 Transporter 6 AM/FM
22 Jan-64 141 2FMBV Sapphire II Bendix 62 Sedan 6 AM/FM
20 Aug-63 143 3TBV Sapphire III Bendix 63 E3 Sedan 6 AM
20 Aug-63 143 3TBVG Sapphire III Bendix 63 Karmann Ghia 6 AM
20 Aug-63 143 3TBVT Sapphire III Bendix 63 Transporter 6 AM
27 Nov-64 142 4TBG Sapphire I Bendix 64 Karmann Ghia 6 AM
27 Nov-64 142 4TBV Sapphire I Bendix 64 Sedan 6 AM
27 Nov-64 142 4TBVT Sapphire I Bendix 64 Transporter 6 AM
26 Sep-64 149 4TMVG Sapphire I Bendix 64 Karmann Ghia 6 AM
29 Mar-65 149 4TMVG Sapphire I Bendix 64 Karmann Ghia 6 AM
26 Sep-64 149 4TMVT Sapphire I Bendix 64 Transporter 6 AM
29 Mar-65 149 4TMVT Sapphire I Bendix 64 Transporter 6 AM
26 Sep-64 149 4TMVW Sapphire I Bendix 64 Sedan 6 AM
29 Mar-65 149 4TMVW Sapphire I Bendix 64 Sedan 6 AM
27 Nov-64 133 4FMBG Sapphire II Bendix 64 Karmann Ghia 6 AM/FM
27 Nov-64 133 4FMBT Sapphire II Bendix 64 Transporter 6 AM/FM
27 Nov-64 133 4FMBV Sapphire II Bendix 64 Sedan 6 AM/FM
27 ? ? 5BVW ? ? 65 Sedan 6 ?
35 Mar-66 142 VW-65PB All American Tenna 65 Any 6 AM
33 Nov-65 123 VWP-19T All Transistor Soundex 65 Any 6 AM
34 Jan-66 5 VWP-19T All Transistor All American 65 Any 6 AM
30 Apr-65 146 5FMBG Sapphire II Bendix 65 Karmann Ghia 6 AM/FM
30 Apr-65 146 5FMBT Sapphire II Bendix 65 Transporter 6 AM/FM
30 Apr-65 146 5FMBV Sapphire II Bendix 65 Sedan 6 AM/FM
37 ? ? 6BV3 Sapphire III Bendix 66 Type 3 6 AM
37 ? ? 6BVG Sapphire III Bendix 66 Karmann Ghia 6 AM
37 ? ? 6BVT Sapphire III Bendix 66 Transporter 6 AM
37 ? ? 6BVW Sapphire III Bendix 66 Sedan 6 AM
39 Oct-66 141 6TMVG Sapphire V * Bendix 66 Karmann Ghia 6 or 12 AM
39 Oct-66 141 6TMVT Sapphire V * Bendix 66 Transporter 6 or 12 AM
39 Oct-66 141 6TMVW Sapphire V * Bendix 66 Sedan 6 or 12 AM
41 Feb-67 131 VWP-19T All Transistor Soundex 66 Any 6 AM
40 Dec-66 142 6FBV3 Sapphire IV Bendix 66 Type 3 6 AM/FM
40 Dec-66 142 6FBVG Sapphire IV Bendix 66 Karmann Ghia 6 AM/FM
40 Dec-66 142 6FBVT Sapphire IV Bendix 66 Transporter 6 AM/FM
40 Dec-66 142 6FBVW Sapphire IV Bendix 66 Sedan 6 AM/FM
46 Dec-67 138 7BV3 Sapphire V Bendix 67 Type 3 12 AM
46 Dec-67 138 7BVG Sapphire V Bendix 67 Karmann Ghia 12 AM
46 Dec-67 138 7BVT Sapphire V Bendix 67 Transporter 12 AM
46 Dec-67 138 7BVW Sapphire V Bendix 67 Sedan 12 AM
44 Aug-67 138 7BVX3 Sapphire V Bendix 67 Type 3 12 AM
44 Aug-67 138 7BVXG Sapphire V Bendix 67 Karmann Ghia 12 AM
44 Aug-67 138 7BVXT Sapphire V Bendix 67 Transporter 12 AM
44 Aug-67 138 7BVXW Sapphire V Bendix 67 Sedan 12 AM
46 Dec-67 144 7SMV3 Sapphire V Bendix 67 Type 3 12 AM
46 Dec-67 144 7SMVF Sapphire V Bendix 67 Fastback, Square back 12 AM
46 Dec-67 144 7SMVG Sapphire V Bendix 67 Karmann Ghia 12 AM
46 Dec-67 144 7SMVS Sapphire V Bendix 67 Sedan 12 AM
46 Dec-67 144 7SMVT Sapphire V Bendix 67 Transporter 12 AM
43 Jun-67 139 7FBV3 Sapphire VI Bendix 67 Type 3 12 AM/FM
43 Jun-67 139 7FBVG Sapphire VI Bendix 67 Karmann Ghia 12 AM/FM
43 Jun-67 139 7FBVT Sapphire VI Bendix 67 Transporter 12 AM/FM
43 Jun-67 139 7FBVW Sapphire VI Bendix 67 Sedan 12 AM/FM
49 Mar-68 138 7FBVX3 Sapphire VI Bendix 67 Type 3, 1600 12 AM/FM
49 Mar-68 138 7FBVXG Sapphire VI Bendix 67 Karmann Ghia 12 AM/FM
49 Mar-68 138 7FBVXT Sapphire VI Bendix 67 Transporter 12 AM/FM
49 Mar-68 138 7FBVXW Sapphire VI Bendix 67 Sedan 12 AM/FM
47 Jan-68 137 A7MVF Sapphire VIII Bendix 67 Fastback  12 AM/8 Track
47 Jan-68 137 A7MVG Sapphire VIII Bendix 67 Karmann Ghia 12 AM/8 Track
47 Jan-68 137 A7MVS Sapphire VIII Bendix 67 Squareback 12 AM/8 Track
47 Jan-68 137 A7MVT Sapphire VIII Bendix 67 Transporter 12 AM/8 Track
47 Jan-68 137 A7MVW Sapphire VIII Bendix 67 Sedan 12 AM/8 Track
58 Jan-69 105 8BV3 Sapphire IX * Bendix 68-69 Type 3 12 AM
58 Jan-69 105 8BVG Sapphire IX * Bendix 68-69 Karmann Ghia 12 AM
58 Jan-69 105 8BVT Sapphire IX * Bendix 68-69 Type 2 12 AM
58 Jan-69 105 8BVW Sapphire IX * Bendix 68-69 Sedan 12 AM
67 ? ? PA8MVF ?? ?? 68 Fastback ? ?
67 ? ? PA8MVG ?? ?? 68-69 Karmann Ghia 12 AM/Playtape
67 ? ? PA8MVS ?? ?? 68-69 Squareback 12 AM/Playtape
67 ? ? PA8MVT ?? ?? 68-69 Transporter 12 AM/Playtape
67 ? ? PA8MVT ?? ?? 68-69 Transporter 12 AM/Playtape
67 ? ? PA8MVW ?? ?? 68-69 Sedan 12 AM/Playtape
61 Apr-69 105 8SMVF Sapphire IX Bendix 68-69 Fastback, Square back 12 AM
61 Apr-69 105 8SMVG Sapphire IX Bendix 68 Karmann Ghia 12 AM
61 Apr-69 105 8SMVT Sapphire IX Bendix 68 Transporter 12 AM
61 Apr-69 105 8SMVW Sapphire IX Bendix 68 Sedan 12 AM
64 Jul-69 113 9SMVG/-6 Sapphire VII Bendix 69 Karmann Ghia 6 or 12 AM
64 Jul-69 113 9SMVT/-6 Sapphire VII Bendix 69 Transporter 6 or 12 AM
64 Jul-69 113 9SMVW/-6 Sapphire VII Bendix 69 Sedan 6 or 12 AM
80 Jul-70 113 1VW10 Sapphire XI Bendix 70-71 ALL 12 AM
80 Jul-70 113 2VW1003 Sapphire XI Bendix 70-72 ALL 12 AM
84 Oct-70 105 1VW20 Sapphire XII Bendix 70-71 ALL 12 AM/FM
130 Oct-72 5 1VW2109 Sapphire XIV Bendix 71 ALL 12 AM/FM
130 Oct-72 5 1VW2111 Sapphire XIV Bendix 71 ALL 12 AM/FM
118 Apr-72 5 1VW1116 Sapphire XV Bendix 71-72 ALL 12 AM
120 ? ? 1VW1116 Sapphire XV Bendix 71-72 ALL 12 ?
118 Apr-72 5 1VW1118 Sapphire XV Bendix 71-72 Fastback, Square back 12 AM
118 Apr-72 5 2VW1116 Sapphire XV Bendix 71-72 ALL/Type IV 12 AM
118 Apr-72 5 3VW1116 Sapphire XV Bendix 71-72 Sedan 12 AM
156 Nov-73 5 1VW2114 Sapphire XVI  Bendix 71 ALL 12 AM/FM
156 Nov-73 5 1VW2116 Sapphire XVI  Bendix 71 Fastback, Square back 12 AM/FM
124 ? ? 1VW4112 Sapphire XVII Bendix 71 ALL 12 ?
130 Oct-72 5 2VW2109 Sapphire XIV Bendix 72 ALL 12 AM/FM
157 Nov-73 15 1VW2219 Sapphire XIX Bendix 72 ALL 12 AM/FM
148 Jul-73 109 RR-36PB - Ranger 73 Sedan 12 AM
154 Oct-73 5 1VW2323 Sapphire XIX Bendix 73 ALL 12 AM/FM
179 Oct-74 5 1VW4309 Sapphire XXI Bendix 73 ALL 12 AM/8 Track
179 Oct-74 5 5VW4309 Sapphire XXI Bendix 73 ALL 12 AM/8 Track
181 Nov-74 5 1VW2335 Sapphire XXV Bendix 73 ALL 12 AM/FM
181 Nov-74 5 5VW2335 Sapphire XXV Bendix 73 ALL 12 AM/FM
201 Sep-75 5 1VW4412 - Motorola 74 ALL 12 AM/FM-MPX/8 Track
201 Sep-75 5 5VW4412 - Motorola 74 ALL 12 AM/FM-MPX/8 Track
199 Aug-75 5 1VW2427 ?? ?? 74 ALL 12 AM/FM
193 May-75 5 1VW3401 ?? ?? 74 ALL 12 AM/FM
199 Aug-75 5 5VW2427 ?? ?? 74 ALL 12 AM/FM
193 May-75 5 5VW3401 ?? ?? 74 ALL 12 AM/FM
192 May-75 5 1VW1419 Sapphire XVIII Bendix 74 ALL 12 AM
192 May-75 5 5VW1419 Sapphire XVIII Bendix 74 ALL 12 AM
191 Apr-75 5 1VW4419 Sapphire XXI Bendix 74 ALL 12 AM/8 Track
191 Apr-75 5 5VW4419 Sapphire XXI Bendix 74 ALL 12 AM/8 Track
144 ? ? VW-405-FM ?? ?? ?? ?? 12 ?
29 Mar-65 92 3108-984-8219 ? JC Penney's 58-63 Sedan 6 AM
29 Mar-65 92 3120-982-1992 ? JC Penney's 58-63 Sedan 6 AM
53 Jul-68 106 833.63060 - Sears 58-65 Sedan 6 AM/FM
36 May-66 135 VW-66PB All American Tenna 58-66 Sedan 6 AM
57 Dec-68 14 WP-6237 - All American 58-67 VW 1300 6 or 12 AM
54 Sep-68 11 WFM-5387 All Transistor Automatic 58-67 Sedan 6 AM/FM
53 Aug-68 96 833.62421 - Sears 65-67 ALL 6 or 12 AM
53 Aug-68 96 833.62422 - Sears 65-67 ALL 6 or 12 AM
54 Sep-68 5 NVW-6238 All Transistor Automatic 65-67 Sedan 6 or 12 AM
106 Oct-71 97 RR-26-FM - Ranger 67-68 Sedan 12 AM/FM
136 ? ? VW-71-FM ?? ?? 67-70 ?? 12 ?
? ? ? 5VW2427 - Motorola 74-75 Sedan 12 AM/FM
? ? ? ? Astrosonix Starfire XI Bomar (Japan) 68?-? ?? 12 ?
? ? ? ? ? Grundig 68-on ?? 12 AM/FM/LW
? ? ? F8SMV Sapphire X Bendix 1968 Sedan 12 AM/FM
? ? ? 5VW1327 Sapphire XVIII Bendix 1975 ?? 12 AM

* = Did not see a model name on the front of the radio.


Last Updated on 11/17/00
By Scott Fraser
Revised Update on 1/10/2008
By Jim Thompson
Email: oldvolkshome@earthlink.net