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Vintage Pye Non radio converted to MP3 /iPhone RARE

PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:52 pm

Hi everyone,

I have a Pye CR2080 car radio available for sale - this model is very close to the model fitted by the factory I’ve not seen another for sale anywhere (let alone one that actually works) and are quite rare. The radios are considered virtually unserviceable by the trade - this one was unrepairable as a radio and this element is no longer operable. The only functions are on/off. However it has now been converted to play via an MP3/iPhone lead. This gives you the ability to play your own stored music, DAB radio,, FM Radio or whatever you choose via your phone or MP3 player (via3.5mm jack plug). It has had the amplifier serviced and been soak tested for hours. The volume button has a small piece of plastic missing from its outer edge but I reckon it would be relatively easy to repair the moulding using a bit of black Milliput. The display also lights up.

It measures 7 inches wide, 2 inches high and just over 3.5 inches deep in total. So it is the correct shallow depth for fitting in an Elan. It is fitted with new power leads and fuse as well as a terminal block to attach the speaker cables - it’s all ready to fit! A lot of Elans are fitted with Turnolocks I’d say this is the very much rarer and arguably nicer looking unit. See the attached photos. Offered here first before going on eBay: £180

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