Gary Tayman's 1964 Thunderbird

Collector Car Audio

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

You own a classic car -- it's your pride and joy.

You didn't compromise on the engine; You didn't compromise on the paint . . .


Our specialty is Aurora Design conversions.  We worked with Aurora to bring these products to market, and we proudly continue to promote them.

If your goal is to have a quality AM/FM Stereo built inside your original radio, we can do it.  But you don't have to stop there!  Imagine asking your radio to "Play Patsy Cline" and "Walking After Midnight" comes through the speakers.  Imagine your radio guiding you to the nearest Starbucks, offering hands-free calling, providing an on-demand weather report, or playing from a library of over 65,000 songs.  The fully-integrated USB and Bluetooth options with Voice Command make possible all of this, and much more!

By the way, if you have a basic FMR-1 Stereo Conversion and would like to add Bluetooth and/or USB options, we can do it.  If yours is an early version that doesn't support the options, there will be a small additional charge to cover upgrade.


A HUGE portion of our business comes from referrals -- thank you for your trust.  Several of you have asked for  literature for your friends -- we've posted a flyer you can print and distribute.  Click here.  Thanks again!


NEWS -- November 24, 2015:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  In spite of a lot of crazy things going on in this world, we are still blessed to live in a country that is free and safe.  Remember to give thanks this holiday season!

We will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday, as we celebrate with our family.  We wish you all safety in your travels.

It has been a LONG summer -- and I bet many of you continued cruising right through October and November!  Do you "wish" you had a better radio to listen to in your classic?  Don't wait another year!  We can provide you with GREAT sound while maintaining the classic look in your car.  If you want more than basic AM and FM, we offer USB and Bluetooth, opening up a new world of possibilities.  Why settle for less?

Are you stuck with one of the "other" conversions, or have an older type that doesn't measure up?  You may be eligible for an upgrade to Aurora at a reduced price!  Contact us for details.

Turnaround?  Currently about a week for most radios.  We're getting into the busy season, so please don't wait till the last minute!  As always, those who follow the instructions on the Shipping Page will get priority treatment. 

If you have questions you may contact us at 941-371-8924 or e-mail  We're here weekdays 8:30-5:00, although we usually close early on Fridays (preparation for weekend car shows).



Aurora Automotive

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

We are the premier dealer for Aurora Design products!

This is it!  The stereo that has sent shock waves through the industry!  So superior to the others, that the competition called us to voice their discontent!  (Yes, that really happened!)  We retrofit YOUR radio.  Fully-integrated Bluetooth and USB are also available!

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


FMC-1Listen to FM stations on your original AM radio


Your original radio can be modified to receive FM stations, without compromising its originality.  If you need total originality but miss hearing your favorite stations, this might be the solution you're looking for.  Contact us to see if your set qualifies.



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?  You can find some to fit certain models, but IECORP offers drop-in replacements for ANY radio, retrofitted with a modern MOSFET design.  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

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