Value of Capehart Stereo?

A console stereo system.I have a Capehart model 400f. It has 8-track radio and record player. How much is it worth?


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May 14, 20210 found this helpful
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It's possible your Capehart 400F is a rare model and could be worth more money.
Of course, these are very heavy and usually sold as 'pick up only' so it may be difficult to actually sell it for a good price. Some areas are good for this type of player while other areas will pass them by for free.

This console is very close to the style/age of your console. Listed on eBay for $280. The seller has it listed as a '1970's but he is incorrect as the company was not even in business after the 50's.

I would suggest you do some research and join some forums to find out what you really have. I believe it was made in 1937/1938 and was very expensive when new.


"Capehart 400 Series: In general this 'turn-over record changer' family was called Capehart 400 series from the beginning in 1931 and running 18 years - up to 1949, after the WW2 with turning changer 41-E instead of 16-E. They were made in 14 or 15 cabinet styles with at least 44 models, regarding the different seasons and chassis. They have cost in their time $1000 to $1600."

I have some sites for you to check out and almost all of them have a link to join the group so you can ask questions and submit pictures. There are no pictures available for your model so please contact several of these groups and discuss your model and value. Someone may be willing to pay for shipping as well as a good price for you.
This site has a lot of information and a link to join.
They would LOVE to have a picture of this model for their gallery.


Reddit is a good site to ask questions:

This is a YouTube video but you can contact the maker for information about your console:


Please post back with any information you find.

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Capehart Corp., Fort Wayne, Indiana, trade name Amperion, was founded by Homer Earl Capehart in 1927 - Capehart Automatic Phonograph Corporation. In March 1939 parts of the company were bought by Farnsworth Television & Radio Corp., keeping the name Capehart for some products


Consoles with 8 tracks appeared in the early 1960s, so you probably have a 1970s console.

I see that in 2019 someone was already interested in the price of a console similar to yours
You can try to sell it for $ 395 like this console, but unfortunately there is not yet much demand for 60-70's stereo consoles of this type from Collectors. Console units like this now typically sell for under $ 150-200 at auctions and yard sales. Here somebody asks for $ 50, here the price did not rise above $ 5, here is a console 70s for $ 150

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May 12, 20210 found this helpful

Similar stereos are asking $225 on eBay.

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