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:


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's new products are 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.


NEWS -- March 5, 2015:

OVERLOAD!  We're overflowing with radios, so we have a backlog.  However the biggest problem is the endless stream of telephone calls.  Sure, we're always happy to answer questions, but so many calls are asking when a particular radio will be finished, often followed by a sob story of how the world will end if their 60-year-old radio isn't finished by Friday.  Unfortunately it's these calls that are CAUSING the backlog to increase!

You can now expect to wait about six weeks for conversion.  I agree that's too long.  We want to fix it, as priority one is to take care of customers' radios in a timely manner.  So, until further notice:

You can make a big difference by following the instructions on the shipping page.  Radios packaged properly with easy-to-read instructions will get preferential treatment.

ONLINE SHOPPING:  The new setup is in place and running.  It still needs a little refining but it's working -- and the reason it's taking awhile is, well, see above.  If you order a USA-1, 230, or 630, please e-mail us with your make/model car.  This will eventually be fixed in the website.

PRODUCT CONFUSION:  Many have asked if our products are similar to those expensive almost-original-looking "repro" sets often found on eBay and similar places.  It's getting like a broken record -- someone pays over half a grand for one of these, then hates the tuning and wants rid of it.  Make no mistake -- your radio will look AND FEEL original because it IS original!  The change is in the electronic components -- and even THIS is automotive grade, built in the same Detroit plants that build new car components!  If in doubt, click on the "21st Century" panel below and view the photos and video!



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.



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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