Lloyds 8K38 "Hippy"

A groovy radio from the early 70's. It has all the "flower-power" colors.

Back in the late 60's being a hippy was a social statement, by the 70's it was a fashion statement.

What starts out as honest intentions always ends up being turned into a commercial enterprise.


This radio is a bit larger than I'd imagined. Nice multi colored hand strap. The entire backside of the cabinet (not visible in the pic) is covered in the same material as the strap.....kinda looks like rainbow suspenders.

There was another version of this radio called the "Hipster" which had both AM and FM bands.

There were some cool looking radios in the 1970's.


  • Radio Rover 7y

    Very groovy Michael. Ok.... I've said. it. What kind of batteries did this one use since it's so large?
  • Michael Jack 7y

    It uses a standard 9 volt. Although it's still a shirtpocket radio, it's just a bit bigger than I thought it would be.
  • Radio Rover 7y

    Maybe it's me but it looks to be about the size of the first Sony Walkmen.
  • Michael Jack 7y

    Just about the same size. Good eye.
  • Roadsidepictures 7y

    This is by far one of the most stylish radios made in the "solid state" years!
  • scleroplex 7y

    i love it!! 1st time i've seen one :-)
  • gerson lessa 7y

    Really groovy! If only all 70s design could look like this!!!
  • John 7y

    Wild, man! You captured it nicely.
  • ╬ Tiger Lair ╬ (Away) 7y

    Groovy is definitely the best description I can come up with for this one!!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful treasures with us!!!
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  • vnsipped 7y

    Soo cool!!!!
    : D
  • lickondemnutts 4y

    what's this thing worth in working condition? i found one at work today and grabbed it thought it would be cool to pass to my son later on.
  • DianneB888 3y

    How much would it cost to if you could buy one of these Hipster radios? Thanks!
  • Michael Jack 3y

    These radios usually shouldn't cost more than $20.......
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