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 -- December 16, 2014:

Here's wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season!

Each year, around Christmas and New Year's, I like to reflect on the success of this business, and of course thank our customers for your patronage.  I also want to thank Aurora Design for the development of the line of stereo conversion products that have certainly made our success possible.

We've done business not only with car collectors around the world, but auto service garages, museums, and stereo shops.  We've built radios for celebrities, and for vehicles you see in the movies and on TV.  In a way it makes us proud, but it's humbling to realize that these people are putting their trust in us to fill their stereo needs.  We intend to continue doing all we can to keep that trust.

To every one of you, have a great Christmas holiday season and a prosperous new year!


What everyone's asking -- how long does it take to convert a radio?  Typically the answer is 2-4 weeks; however currently we may be getting closer to that 4-week turnaround, as we've had radios coming in like crazy!  On top of that, many of these are "tough" sets such as Lincolns, European, and prewar sets.  There is no turnaround guarantee on these -- they get worked on after we take care of the others, and we've got an abnormal amount waiting in line.  Please be patient!

Remember, you can help by simply following the instructions on the shipping page.  Radios arriving with proper information will have preferential treatment.

Online ordering:  Two bugs we're aware of:  the USA-630 link is bad; you can go to the products page and order however.  Specs on the website are old; the stereo now has more power and features -- and yes, you'll get the new one.  Clicking on ANY product may result in a "no items found" message.  Go back and click again.  Everything else works fine.  We're working on a new e-commerce site, but right now priority one is to take care of conversion customers.  We'll be glad to process orders from the current system, from the NEW system Click here  (not all products are loaded in yet but what's there should work) or simply call us (and admittedly, we'll be plenty busy this week).  We'll make sure the products get shipped without delay.


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 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.


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.

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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