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 settle for less when you can have a stereo that LOOKS GREAT, SOUNDS GREAT, and includes all the modern features you want?  If you want to keep the original appearance we can upgrade the components in your radio to make it a modern AM/FM stereo, using modern circuitry designed and built by automotive engineers in Detroit.  We can even add Bluetooth and USB capability!  If you prefer the convenience of digital display, seek/scan, and other features, Custom Autosound is worth a look.  Their new stereos are a far cry from what they offered just a few years ago, and offer fully-featured quality stereos designed to fit and look great in the original dash.  If you're on a budget, these stereos start at just $159.

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.

Tayman

NEWS -- October 24, 2014:

Conversions:  We are continually asked about turnaround.  We try hard to take care of radios quickly -- within 2-3 weeks for most, even during the busiest seasons.  But there are exceptions, and YOU have control over much of it.  Shipping damage creates delays, and it can be completely avoided by simply following the instructions on the shipping page!  It is also important that you include the required information with the radio.  We receive lots of boxes with no information, or cryptic messages such as "We talked on the phone."  If we spend hours upon hours attempting to contact customers, it drastically increases turnaround.  The only solution is to set these units aside and do the rest -- if we don't hear from you we'll call, but when we're busy this could take a very long time.

Also bear in mind that certain radios take extra time, and the quick turnaround does not apply.  Prewar sets, certain Lincoln units, European sets such as Blaupunkt and Becker, and early 50's Wonderbar radios are considered "projects" that will take extra time.  How much depends on backlog, and is hard to predict.  Please be patient when sending these.

Online ordering:  One of the many things we need to do is update our web page for online orders.  The current page is acting up -- yes we know.  A new site is under construction but not finished -- Click here for a peek, and if you see the product you need you may order.  Of course you may call us if you prefer.

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.

 

Aurora Design has revolutionized the industry with its products.  After working with them for about two years we are as excited as ever -- their products are FANTASTIC!  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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