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 19, 2014:

You've been asking for it, Aurora listened, and here it is!

The Aurora Design USB-1 USB/MP3 adapter!

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First we had records, then tape cartridges, then CD's.  Today most people carry their music around on flash drives -- and why not?  Never before could you put literally thousands of songs, audio books, or podcasts in your pocket!  Most likely your new car has USB provision, why not your classic ride?

This USB Adapter is designed to operate seamlessly with the FMR-1 Stereo Conversion.  Simply plug the drive into the cable on your radio and it will switch over and start playing.  Functions such as next/previous, play/pause, and random/sequential can be performed with your radio's existing controls!  It's smart enough to pick up where it left off, so if you get out of the car and come back later, it won't go back to the beginning as with cheap aftermarket solutions.

The USB port can also be used to charge your cell phone or tablet.  Yes, even if your car is 6 volt and/or positive ground, the USB-1 will provide the proper power.

Just like the FMR-1 Stereo and BT-1 Bluetooth Adapter, the USB-1 is built to OEM and SAE performance specs, and is built in Detroit USA.

 

We want to thank Hemmings Motor News for listing us as a recommended service provider for Thunderbirds.  However I'm not quite sure why they picked T-Birds -- well, I own one (pictured above) but in reality we get 'em all -- from Nash Metropolitans to Rolls Royces and everything in between.  One other clarification -- we have SUSPENDED all repair work until further notice.  The FMR-1 conversions have become wildly popular and we're working round the clock trying to get them done in a timely manner.  Until we can work faster or get help, we simply can't take on repairs!

With that in mind, our turnaround is about 2-4 weeks for the majority of radios -- incredible considering the volume we have.  But please keep in mind this isn't ALL radios.  Certain tough radios like Town & Country/Wonderbar sets may take a little longer, and the 56-57 Lincolns cannot be estimated at all.  Radios with incomplete information are set aside; "Call me when you get this" is an automatic delay, as we're already spending more time on the phone than on radios.  Follow instructions and you're good.

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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