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?

THERE'S A BETTER WAY!

Why settle for less when GREAT options are available?  For starters we can put a modern AM/FM Stereo INSIDE YOUR RADIO!  Controls, presets, even the Rotomatic, Wonderbar, Town & Country, or Electro-Touch features will work as before.  Is Bluetooth available?  Yes!  USB?  Yes!  Best of all, these products (Aurora Design) come straight from Detroit and are built to automotive standards in automotive plants.

If you're on a budget, or like digital displays and features, the new line of Custom Autosound stereos is their best ever!  Prices start at only $159, and you won't have to cut your 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.

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NEWS -- May 25, 2015:

The Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of the summer season, for much of the country.  It also marks a slack time for radio conversions.  After all, most cruisers prefer not to drive around all summer with a hole in the dash, expecting their finished radio to arrive with the first snowfall.  For those folks there's good news -- our backlog is currently running about 1-2 weeks, with many sets finished within a few days!  Indeed there's still time to have your radio converted in plenty of time to enjoy it for most of the season.

We're celebrating another milestone -- it's been exactly two years since we introduced the aurora Design FMR-1 Stereo Receiver to the world.  The performance and reliability of this new stereo has been so superior to other products that (1) most other reputable dealers have switched, and are now using Aurora products exclusively, and (2) during the entire two-year period we've had a steady flow of "other" conversions, asking to upgrade to the FMR-1.  As of this writing we have three such sets.  If you're considering such an upgrade, please contact us.

We have also received complaints about those "Repro" or "Dream" sets -- almost-original-looking new stereos that sell for much more than the conversions.  Unfortunately we are not upgrading these sets.  However if you still have your original radios, or can obtain one, we'll be happy to get you taken care of.

We've posted a few photos of the prototype FMR Receiver.  It was used in my Thunderbird until recently, replaced with a production version.  Click here and have a look!

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Stereo

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.

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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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