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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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It should have a slim face radio that is correct to the 111 coupes. I have seen people put sedan radios in coupes. The slim face radios are VERY rare to find-they only fit the coupes-mine was missing when I bought my coupe and I bought a rebuilt one from Becker. My data card showed it came with a Grand Prix Stereo but all Becker had was Europa's. At least it looks correct.
If yours is a slim face radio 99.9% it is the original.
For some reason I thought slim face radios ended around 1968. At last they did for W113 but they may well have continued longer for W111/108 coupe.
I agree that slim face radios are difficult to get. It too me about a year to get a reasonably priced Europa TR from ebay Germany for my 67 250 SL. I've seen the chrome faceplate alone go for $200 - $300. It's the impossible part. The plastic is (I think) available from New Jersey. But when those chrome fronts get pitted they are pretty much impossible to clean up.
FWIW, I think it is likely that you can take the front of a slim-face radio and merge it with a full-face radio to end up with whatever combination (Grand Prix, etc) you actually want. This would be (in my sad opinion) the best use of a Europa TG. Use it for parts to make a slim face better radio...
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...