RETROVISOR was the only retro-style colour TV ever manufactured
in Great Britain, and to the best of our knowledge this was the
first time such a marketing concept had been tried anywhere in the
The Retrovisor was manufactured by Radiocraft between 1993 and
1995. There were three versions, each re-engineered to incorporate
new colour chasses as the years passed. All included remote control.
Since production ceased, these sets have come back onto the market
only rarely. Good examples generally sell rapidly.
Just 48 of these beauties were produced and originally were sold
at between £349
and £695, depending on the outlet.
These rare colour receivers now occupy a unique place in the history
of television and are considered investments. All models have a
9-inch screen with remote control.
Retrovisors were made for use only with the UK-standard UHF television
transmissions. They do not have SCART sockets. Occasionally rebuilt
as-new Retrovisors become available again through us and are sold
on privately. If you are interested in finding out current availability,
please contact me.
you an early-model Retrovisor for sale? To realise the full market
value of your set we recommend the tube mountings on all MkI
and MkII Retrovisors are strengthened and the back re-mounted on a
rebate rim before re-sale. If the screen looks low in the cabinet
the mountings have probably gone. We can carry out this upgrade for
£195 if desired. MkIII models should not require this work.