Chevrolet 3711897 Corvette

United Motors Service (Delco)

  • Year
  • 1955/1956
  • Category
  • Car Radio, perhaps also + sound player/recorder
  • ID
  • 100942
    • alternative name: Delco Radio Corp. (Appliance) || Delco-Remy Division, General Motors Corp. || United Motors Service Delco General Motors
    • Brand: Chieftain || Delco

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 9
  • 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
  • Material
  • Metal case
  • from
  • Model: Chevrolet 3711897 [Corvette] - United Motors Service Delco
  • Shape
  • Chassis only or for «building in»
  • Notes
  • 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
  • Author
  • Model page created by Peter Hoddow. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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