Gary Tayman's 1964 Thunderbird

Collector Car Audio

Auto Radio, Auto Audio, for antique and vintage vehicles!

You own a classic vehicle.  You've put lots of time and money into it, and you're ready for that finishing touch -- a nice sound system.  After all that meticulous effort, do you:

THERE'S A BETTER WAY!

Why ruin the classic appearance of your vehicle when you can have a stereo that LOOKS GREAT, SOUNDS GREAT, and includes all the modern features you want?  For a totally original look, we can convert your existing stereo to a modern AM/FM stereo, using automotive-grade components from Detroit.  The radio still looks and feels original, but offers sound quality that was unheard of back in the day.  These conversions are available with Bluetooth and a USB port, so you're not compromising features just to have an original-looking stereo.

We also carry the Custom Autosound line of stereo products.  Take a look -- gone are the weak stereos with tiny buttons and dim displays; the past few years has seen a major transformation.  These stereos look better, perform better, and are more reliable than ever before.  The new Slidebar radios are the latest step in this progression.  If you want a fully-featured stereo with digital display that still looks good in your classic dash, or if you're on a budget, take a look at what Custom Autosound now has to offer.

Of course we also carry innovative speakers designed to fit in older cars which simply weren't made for stereos.

Whether you're ready to buy, or simply looking at ideas, feel free to look around.  Let us know if you have questions -- we'll answer them as best we can.

NEWS -- August 19, 2014:

The summer slow season is upon us.  The pace of incoming radios has decreased noticebly.  We're currently down to less than two dozen radios.  So what is our turnaround?  Right now we're working on a radio that arrived yesterday.  As for those others sitting on the shelf, a few are awaiting parts, the rest are red-flagged while we try to contact the customers.  For a couple we have questions, the rest have no payment information.  One has been sitting here since January -- and NOW you know why we need this information BEFORE we start the work!

I can't stress this enough; follow the instructions on the shipping page and you'll avoid delays.  If you have questions, please check with us BEFORE sending the radio.

We're continuing to get trouble calls from people frustrated with the "other" conversions, and with those expensive "repro radios."  Some have asked if it's true that conversions use the same electronics as the repros.  NOT IN OUR CASE!  Our frustration with those products was the springboard that resulted in the new Aurora line of products that we use.  If you're stuck with one of the other conversions, working or not, we can upgrade your set to Aurora technology for a price (yes, we have to buy the parts, after all) that's considerably less than a new conversion.  Contact us for details.  Sorry, we're not upgrading those "repro" sets.

NOTICE:  The prices for conversion have increased slightly for Wonderbar, Town & Country, Electro-Touch, and foreign-made sets.  The price for domestic pushbutton radios (90% of what's out there) has remained the same.  The new prices are effective for radios arriving after September 1.

 

NEW PRODUCT -- SLIDEBAR RADIOS BY CUSTOM AUTOSOUND

Custom Autosound has recently been making MAJOR improvements to their stereos -- better appearance, better performance, higher reliability.  Their newest release is the best yet -- new Slidebar radios with a classic look and a new twist -- move the bar to the left and you have an analog dial that looks right at home in your car.  Slide it to the right and a digital display appears.  BEHIND that dial is CAM's newest and best stereo to date.

Slidebar radio  Slidebar digital

Click on the photos above for more information

 

FEATURED STEREOS:

Aurora Automotive

Upgrade your radio with the FMR-1 Stereo Receiver by Aurora Design

We are the premier dealer for Aurora Design products!

Send us YOUR radio and we'll make it into a stereo!  It looks like your original radio because it IS your original radio, upgraded with modern components to receive AM/FM Stereo!  Listen to your favorite station, or listen to your OWN music using the audio input jack (included) or the optional USB port or fully-integrated Bluetooth Module.

 

In less than a year, this new product, direct from Detroit, has revolutionized the industry!  CLICK HERE for a short history of how these products came about.

 

Stereo

Custom Autosound USA StereoUSA Concours Series In-Dash Stereos

Custom Autosound

These stereos are fully-featured and look great in the dash!  From basic to elaborate, Custom Autosound has a complete line of stereos to fit you your needs.

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SecretaudioSecretaudio -- Remote-Controlled Hidden Stereo

Secretaudio

For that street rod or custom, or basically any vehicle with no radio at all, these are COMPLETELY HIDDEN stereos with wireless remotes.

 

 

 

SPEAKER SOLUTIONS:

Dual Voice Coil SpeakerKick Panel SpeakersUndercover Stealth SpeakersStereo 6x9 Speakers

Several fantastic options to choose from!

MOSFET Vibrators by IECORP:  Need a vibrator for your original radio?  IECORP offers a new MOSFET design.  Expected to outlast the original mechanical type many times over, these vibrators also have a clean output -- no need to replace the buffer, it can be removed entirely.  Note that ANY type of vibrator can be replaced.  Click here for a look.

Radio Parts and Accessories!

 

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Tayman Electrical 1924  History Of Tayman Electrical  Started around 1915 in Washington, DC as a side business wiring houses for electricity, William E. Tayman opened a store to sell electrical appliances.  When radio came out he began selling Atwater Kent, Silver Marshall, and Crosley sets.  Two generations later and 1,000 miles further south, grandson Gary Tayman now specializes in vintage car radios and custom stereos for classic vehicles.

Links  Cool Links  Links to favorite car- and radio-related web sites.

Atwater Kent Radio  Personal Antique Radio Collection  Gary Tayman has collected many vintage home radios over the years.  While some are still future projects, many are totally rebuilt and are used daily!  One cannot deny that the carved-wood art-deco styling, coupled with the warm glow of the tubes, provides a certain charm that simply cannot be duplicated by any of their modern counterparts.

Radios  Sarasota Radio Meet  A local swap meet where old radios and parts are bought and sold.

Contact Us -- 941-371-8924 (8:30-5 M-F) or e-mail caradio@verizon.net

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