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!

No longer must you choose between performance and originality -- we can upgrade your original radio to modern AM/FM Stereo using OEM-quality components that come direct from the automotive plants in Detroit!  No more consumer-grade/hobby-grade products of mediocre quality; the components we use were actually DESIGNED and BUILT to interface with original pushbutton and signal seeker radios.  As an original radio it looks totally original, feels original, and operates as before -- but turn it on and enjoy -- your favorite station never sounded so good in your old car!  What's more, the OEM standard means this stereo should KEEP ON PERFORMING for many years to come, in spite of the elements and wear that your daily driver endures.

Do you prefer more bells and whistles?  Or are you on a budget?  Custom Autosound continues to improve their products with new innovations.  The USA-230 delivers big sound for little money, while the USA-630 now offers 300 watts along with an iPod interface and a USB connection.  The 630 also displays each song as it's being played on the air, along with all the features you'd expect to find on a modern car stereo -- but with a classic layout that fits in your original dash!

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 -- April 12, 2014:

If you've been directed here from Hemmings Motor News, welcome -- glad you're here and feel free to check us out.  However we need to clarify a couple of things.  First off, we're happy to be listed as a Thunderbird radio specialist -- that's great, but we handle ALL vintage cars and trucks.  Second, the article suggests we make repairs to radios; our specialty is upgrading radios to modern AM/FM stereo.  Since the new Aurora PCB's debuted almost a year ago, radios have been pouring in like crazy -- so much so that we were forced to suspend repairs indefinitely.  We enjoy repairs, we love bringing old electronics back to life, but the volume of radios waiting for conversion has forced us to set the repairs aside.

With that in mind, we've been able to turn around most radios in 2-4 weeks (certain tough models take longer).  Considering the volume this is fantastic!  However keep in mind that in order to keep this pace, we really need your help.  Pack your radio properly -- instructions are on my shipping page.  Please enclose a note with your contact information, and be sure to get payment information to us as soon as you can.  We run credit cards when the radio is finished, but we need the information up front to prevent delays.

here is a new option available -- a USB port.  This allows you to play music from a flash drive, and control it with the radio's knobs.  Details will be posted very soon.

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.

 

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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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