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I currently own a 1978 450SL that does not have the proper
Becker Mexico radio. Can some one tell me where I can purchase
this vintage radio.

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Check with the Adsit Company. Last time I looked their ad contained a reference to Becker radios available through them. Also, you may want to eliminate the middleman by contacting Becker directly. Check The Star magazine for their contact data.

JCH

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Contact Ed Ebel at HarmanBecker. His email is

They have catalogues of older radios, all rebuilt and up to specs. As well as all the parts and knobs etc to fix up older ones. Check your speakers too. They wear out, and the sound is worse than even before. If you have replacements in there, no telling what you might have stuck in there. I would try the ones that Becker offers. I tried some aftermarket ones, and the fit was not quite as nice, and the sound was not that great.

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Burt,

All great suggestions, go to EBay and search for Mercedes Becker, and all the Becker radios for sale will be displayed. Read the fine print carefully and email the lister to obtain information about the radio for sale.

I have the Becker upgraded radio in the 350SL, am/fm cassette and 10 cd changer in the trunk. I know it is not original, but a nice addition to a classic. Have the MBQuart speakers in the dash.

I do have the original radio for concour events.

good luck on your search.

Jim Houk
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Need a new stereo

Jim,

I have a '72 350/450SL and the Becker Mexico is failing. I'd love to put a more functional stereo in, but would like something more appropriate and higher quality than the stuff they sell at the local car stereo shop.

What is the "upgraded radio" that you have in your car?

Thanks,
Wells Bacon

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...I have the Becker upgraded radio in the 350SL, am/fm cassette and 10 cd changer in the trunk. I know it is not original, but a nice addition to a classic. Have the MBQuart speakers in the dash.
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Wells,

Installed a Becker 2132 Grand Prix with a 10 CD changer in the trunk. It was installed about 5 years ago. Ordered it from Becker North America. (888-423-3537 - Ed Ebel) Not sure if it is still available from Becker. below is a link to the specs on the 2132. Replaced the front speakers with MB Quart 3.5 inch speakers and (I have a spare rear shelf) with Kenwood 5.25 speakers. The 2132 will power 4x25 watt speakers and for me that is adequate.

http://www.continentalimports.com/in_grand_prix_2132.html

In my 560SEC, has a Kenwood KDC-X990 model, with a 10 cd changer in the trunk, Sirus receiver, and the stock becker speakers.

I installed the unit in the SL and had a very high end shop install the system in the 560SEC, but it is something I could have done my self.

Hope this is helpful,

Jim Houk
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Here is a "new" style Becker available in europe. I've seen them advertised in UK car mags but not here. If you have a desire for old looks and new features this may be a good choice, assuming it will work on US radio frequencies. The adverts indicate the thing has a multi-lingual nav system and many other bells and whistles.

I wish Becker would import one of these in a simple no-frills model for replacement use in older model cars.

JCH

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/400678/art/becker/cd-mexico-car-radio-7948.html

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Jim Hansz wrote:
Here is a "new" style Becker available in europe. I've seen them advertised in UK car mags but not here. If you have a desire for old looks and new features this may be a good choice, assuming it will work on US radio frequencies. The adverts indicate the thing has a multi-lingual nav system and many other bells and whistles.

I wish Becker would import one of these in a simple no-frills model for replacement use in older model cars.

JCH

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/400678/art/becker/cd-mexico-car-radio-7948.html

This new-old style Becker system, which indeed is not available in the US, uses European radio frequency spacing rather than US spacing. The two are slightly different.

What this means is that the radio won't tune exactly to our stations. Some may come in OK, others not.

Cheers,
Gerry

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Why Not Cut Out the Middle Men and Go Direct To the Source?

Here is the link to Becker of North America where you can order a radio, cables, knobs or hard to find parts for your radio or even a new style radio with CD changer with classic looks or send in your Becker for service without going through the Middle Men:

http://www.beckerautosound.com/Index.html.htm

Good luck! :)

BECKER 4602
CD Receiver - AM/FM CD Player

Features:
Enhanced Viewing Display
Removable Face Plate
Last Track Memory
Improved CD Hanlding, Random Play
Bands: FM, MW, LW, RDS
CD Changer Control
speed Dependent Volume Control
4x 18watt high-performance amps

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