Gary Tayman's 1964 Thunderbird

Collector Car Audio

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

You own a classic vehicle.  After spending considerable time and money, you're ready for a nice sound system.  What do you choose?


GREAT options are available!

Conversion:  If you're looking for the "Aurora FMR-1 Stereo Receiver", you've come to the right place -- WE INTRODUCED IT!  See below for details of this fantastic new product.  With a Stereo Conversion, we remove your radio's old components and replace them with a modern PCB.  The radio looks AND FEELS original, but receives FM Stereo as well as AM, with greatly improved performance.

Replacement Stereo:  The Custom Autosound in-dash stereos have come a long way lately.  The SLIDEBAR Series (currently available only for certain models) look better than ever and are fully featured; the USA-630 is ideal for anyone who loves his car but cannot do without the digital features and connectivity of a modern car stereo.  The USA-230 is a great looking, great performing basic stereo for those on a budget.  All of these designed to fit most collector cars without modifying the dash in any way.

Totally Hidden Stereo:  The Secretaudio Series by Custom Autosound offers what is essentially a completely hidden stereo.  If your dashboard never had a radio, or if you prefer not to touch what's there, a Secretaudio Stereo mounts under the seat or in the trunk, and operates via wireless remote.

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 27, 2015:

Turnaround:  The short answer is around two weeks, give or take.  Late summer is usually slow but currently we're rather busy -- after a slower-than-usual spring.  The good news is we're keeping up with it.  As always, follow the instructions on the Shipping Page to avoid delays.

ANNOUNCING the FMC-1:  This is the original Aurora car radio product, which we introduced in 2012.  We later dropped it to satisfy demand for the FMR-1 Stereo Conversions, but it has been a strange feeling to bring such a cool product to the world and then discontinue it.  So now we're bringing it back, with a few conditions:  basically you need to clear it with us before you send the radio.

The FMC-1 is an amazing little product!  Your AM radio is rebuilt as original -- tubes and all.  Then this tiny postage-stamp sized PCB is added (can be removed later for sake of originality) and voila!  Your radio now receives FM as well as AM, and even has an audio input jack!  Speakers and wiring remain original -- radio reinstalls exactly the way it came out.

Now the bad news -- not all radios are good candidates for repair.  Rust and corrosion are not our friends, and though you might have your heart set on originality, it's no good if the price exceeds the worth of the car and the set still doesn't work well.  If you call, I can give you an idea what to expect.



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.


Whether you choose us or another dealer, insist on Aurora products for your conversion.  Don't make an expensive mistake!


Custom Autosound USA StereoNew 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.


SecretaudioSecretaudio -- Remote-Controlled Hidden Stereo


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





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.

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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

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