Straight out of my collection is this outstanding example of a complete two-tone 500H gift set. This is considered to be the Holy Grail of Zenith transistor radio collecting. This radio and all of its accessories are in like-new condition. It is all housed in a well preserved gift box. There are no smells, stains, tears, or splits or repairs. This all original gift set is as good as you can hope to find.
As good as the radio looks, just listen to it play: DSCN6077
Original accessories that are included are the unused leather case and shoulder strap, unused earphone in cello bag, promotional hang tag and gold cord, operator’s guide, Zenith battery box with (4) replica Zenith Z8 batteries inside, inspection tag, and of course the beautiful two-tone radio.
The radio’s stats are:
Model # – R500GH, Year – 1961, Smooth Grill, non-Deluxe badge, Chassis – 8HT40Z2, Serial# A803,361 (early), Original – Yes Volume = 10/10, Tone = 10/10, Sensitivity = 10/10 Cosmetic ratings: External = 9.5/10, Internal = 9.7/10
Not sure if this will be played much or just displayed or stored, but this baby drives like a new Cadillac with smooth Vernier tuning and static-free volume control. This set will be double boxed and carefully packed for its journey to its lucky new owner. All original with no repairs or alterations.