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?


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.


NEWS -- April 24, 2015:

TURNAROUND:  We've greatly improved!  A month or two ago it was getting rather high -- up to six weeks estimated, and customers were calling like crazy demanding the radios be done quicker.  Unfortunately it was the insane number of calls that contributed to the backlog!  We let the answering machine pick up, and we're now within about two weeks for most.  The tough sets -- Lincolns, 1941-48 Cadillacs, European sets -- these are still backlogged but even this is improving.

For fastest results, be sure to follow  the instructions on the shipping page.  Incomplete information means more phone calls, and you know what that means.  Sets with missing information are red-flagged until we get what we need.

We're calling it the "Stereo Heard 'Round The World."  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.

PRODUCT CONFUSION:  Many have confused our products with some almost-original-looking "repro" sets often found on eBay and similar places.  We've heard continual complaints of poor quality -- and IT'S NOT OUR PRODUCT!  Make no mistake -- your radio will look AND FEEL original because it IS original!  The change is in the electronic components -- and even THIS is automotive grade, built in the same Detroit plants that build new car components!  If in doubt, click on the "21st Century" panel below and view the photos and video!



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 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?  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.

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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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