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Chevrolet 3711897 Corvette

Chevrolet 3711897; United Motors (ID = 235459) Car Radio
Chevrolet 3711897; United Motors (ID = 235460) Car Radio
Chevrolet 3711897; United Motors (ID = 235461) Car Radio
Chevrolet 3711897; United Motors (ID = 235462) Car Radio
Chevrolet 3711897; United Motors (ID = 235463) Car Radio
Chevrolet 3711897; United Motors (ID = 235464) Car Radio
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Chevrolet 3711897; United Motors (ID = 235464) Car Radio
United Motors: Chevrolet 3711897 [Car Radio] ID = 235464 651x700
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For model Chevrolet 3711897 Corvette, United Motors Service (Delco)
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  United Motors Service (Delco)
alternative name
Delco Radio Corp. (Appliance) || Delco-Remy Division, General Motors Corp. || United Motors Service Delco General Motors
Chieftain || Delco
Year: 1955/1956 Category: Car Radio, perhaps also + sound player/recorder
Valves / Tubes 9: 12BA6 12BE6 12BA6 12AV6 12AV6 12V6GT 12V6GT 12AU7 0Z4
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 260 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 7 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Storage Battery for all (e.g. for car radios and amateur radios) / 12 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent or electro-dynamic (moving coil), system not known yet. / Ø 8 inch = 20.3 cm
Power out
from Model: Chevrolet 3711897 [Corvette] - United Motors Service Delco
Material Metal case
Shape Chassis only or for «building in»

The model Chevrolet 3711897 from United Motors and from Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors Corp, Detroit 2, Michigan (See also under brand Chevrolet), is a 12V storage battery operated custom-built automotive, auto signal seeking, AM receiver with a vibrator Merit P-2861 or STancor P-6489 or Thordarson 22R52 for +B. Model 3711897 has two full push-pull AF stages and is made for 1955 Chevrolet "Corvette" sports automobiles.

The signal seeking function is triggered by pushing the bar marked “WONDERBAR” on the front of the radio. The radio will then mechanically tune to the next station.

When the Corvette was ordered this optional radio cost an additional $145.15. However all 700, 1955 Corvettes were fitted with this radio,

Price in first year of sale 145.15 USD
Literature/Schematics (1) Photofact Folder, Howard W. SAMS (Date 1-56, set 304, folder 3)

Model page created by Peter Hoddow. See "Data change" for further contributors.

All listed radios etc. from United Motors Service (Delco)
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