The Custom Autosound USA230-68-85 radio is a vintage style radio for 1968 through 1977 VW Standard Beetles,
1968 through 1970 Beetle Convertibles, 1971 through 1972 Super Beetles, 1971 through 1972 Super Beetle
Convertibles, 1956 through 1974 Karmann Ghias* and 1968 through 1979 Type 2 Bus models. The AM/FM radio
features a digital tuner and a rear 2 Channel RCA auxiliary input. This radio allows you to listen to the
radio, and plug in an external audio play (such as a smart phone or MP3 player with the included 3.5mm to
RCA Input Cable) or a satellite radio tuner without having to cut the dash of your 1968-77 VW Standard
Beetle, 68-70 Beetle Convertible, 71-72 Super Beetle, 71-72 Super Beetle Convertible, 56-74 Karmann Ghia
and 68-79 Type 2 Bus model. The Custom Autosound Radio is a 12 volt unit.
- 200 Watts Peak Power
- 2 Channel RCA Input at Rear
- 3.5mm Female Headphone Jack to RCA Input Cable
- Bass / Treble Tone Control
- Front to Rear Fader & Left to Right Balance Control
- 4 (2 Front & 2 Rear) RCA Pre-outs
- AM/FM RDS Tuner with 16 pre-sets (12 FM/4 AM)/
- Electronic Tuning & Volume Control
- Power Antenna Lead
*The USA230-68-85 fits 1967 and earlier Karmann Ghias but won't look "factory" correct as it does not
have the original trim plate.
Click here for Installation Instructions.
The USA-230 is the result of 30+ years of evolution in Custom Autosound's quest for the perfect classic car
radio. This radio has large OEM style push-buttons that give a perfect look in a classic dash and, although
it looks classic, it is packed with modern features. The 2 channel RCA auxiliary input on the back of the
radio allows you to plug in the included 3.5mm audio to RCA adapter so you can listen to an external audio
player. You can connect an extension into the adapter and run the cable into your glovebox to keep your dash
clean of unsightly cables and wires. The new negative LCD display (black background with white letters /
numbers) alpha numeric display is 30% larger than previous models.
With 200 watts (4x50) the radio will power most speakers well enough, but if you want more power there are
four RCA pre-outs on the back of the radio for optional amplifiers.
Custom Autosound pre-builds each radio to fit specific vehicles so the radio fits your dash right out of the
box. No additional kits or bezels, bolting on brackets or knobs and plugging in additional cables to get it
to fit properly to look at home in your vehicle like some other vintage radios require. Just pull it out of
the box and install it in your vintage vehicle.