This is a clean black and gold example of the Zenith Royal 500E from 1959. This 8 transistor Long Distance radio is an excellent performer when loaded with 4 AA batteries. The chassis is clean and all original as this radio has been properly stored and protected the past 60+ years.
The 500E is a very beautifully designed radio, however, most have not held up well over the years. The gold face is usually badly worn, tarnished, or even pitted making them unattractive. Examples like this one are truly the exception. And listen to it play: 500ye Very sensitive!