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!

Why ruin the classic appearance of your vehicle when you can have a stereo that LOOKS GREAT, SOUNDS GREAT, and includes all the modern features you want?  For a totally original look, we can convert your existing stereo to a modern AM/FM stereo, using automotive-grade components from Detroit.  The radio still looks and feels original, but offers sound quality that was unheard of back in the day.  These conversions are available with Bluetooth and a USB port, so you're not compromising features just to have an original-looking stereo.

We also carry the Custom Autosound line of stereo products.  Take a look -- gone are the weak stereos with tiny buttons and dim displays; the past few years has seen a major transformation.  These stereos look better, perform better, and are more reliable than ever before.  The new Slidebar radios are the latest step in this progression.  If you want a fully-featured stereo with digital display that still looks good in your classic dash, or if you're on a budget, take a look at what Custom Autosound now has to offer.

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 -- September 15, 2014:

By strange coincidence, we've had several radios come in, asking for both Bluetooth and a USB interface (We're up to 10 as we write this).  At the same time the new BTU-1 has just been released, which is a combination Bluetooth/USB product that saves $50 over buying them separately.  We're happy to use the new product, but they're not in yet.  We expect to see a few by the end of this week; full production is another week or two out.  So if you're waiting for these, please be patient.  As for other conversions, currently there's hardly any backlog and we're getting to these right away.  Come October things will be different, as the first cold snap up north brings in plenty of radios.  In ALL cases, follow the instructions on the shipping page to avoid delays.  The less time spent tracking down customers for information, the faster we can take care of the radios.

WE NOW ACCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS!  We'll be updating the forms shortly to reflect this.

Online ordering:  The online ordering pages are being a little troublesome -- if you get a "no items found" message, hit the back button and try again.  We're working on a completely new site, but this takes time.  Click here for a peek -- only a few products there at the moment, but if you want them you can certainly place an order.  Meanwhile if you prefer ordering by phone, we can take care of you.

 

NEW PRODUCT -- SLIDEBAR RADIOS BY CUSTOM AUTOSOUND

Custom Autosound has recently been making MAJOR improvements to their stereos -- better appearance, better performance, higher reliability.  Their newest release is the best yet -- new Slidebar radios with a classic look and a new twist -- move the bar to the left and you have an analog dial that looks right at home in your car.  Slide it to the right and a digital display appears.  BEHIND that dial is CAM's newest and best stereo to date.

Slidebar radio  Slidebar digital

Click on the photos above for more information

 

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.

 

Stereo

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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