Gary Tayman's 1964 Thunderbird

Collector Car Audio


Auto Radio, Auto Audio, for antique and vintage vehicles!

Don't finish off a top-notch restoration with an inferior stereo!

We offer high-quality solutions, stereos that look and sound great in your classic without ruining that classic appearance!.


A HUGE portion of our business comes from referrals -- thank you for your trust.  Several of you have asked for  literature for your friends -- we've posted a flyer you can print and distribute.  Click here.  Thanks again!


NEWS -- June 22, 2016:

Announcing -- the Aurora FMR-2 Stereo Receiver!

So what's new?

The FMR-1 was revolutionary.  The FMR-2, well, in reality it's the same as the FMR-1.  The audio amp is new, and allows for more power in a 2-speaker arrangement if 2-ihm speakers are used.  The other changes are technobabble, mainly improved interface for the new BT-2, USB-2, and BTU-2.

The bigger news is in the options themselves.  Bluetooth now supports the new 4.1 protocol.  New music formats, including AAC and Ogg Vorbis (USB) are now supported in addition to the popular MP3.  Bluetooth also offers VOICE ASSIST in addition to Voice Command.  Instead of various beeps, Voice Assist actually tells you the status of various functions, such as "Ready To Pair."  Plus, the BT and BTU prices have been lowered!

The Aurora FMR Stereo, either 1 or 2, is the best performing product out there!

ONLINE SHOPPING -- the e-commerce page is down -- if you click on products you'll get dead links.  Meanwhile we've been SUPER BUSY taking care of conversions, so not much time to fix the website.

If you wish to order products, or need to contact us for any reason, our number is 941-371-8924 (Business hours, Eastern time).  Friday is "errand day" so we might not be here.  In all cases, if we don't pick up leave a message -- we'll return when we can.  You can also e-mail anytime.

Turnaround -- we're turning over most sets in about two weeks -- but -- two things to be aware of.  First, following the instructions on the Shipping Page makes a big difference.  Having payment information up front will reduce the turnaround by several days, and obviously a damaged set from improper packing can cause delays.  Second, please be aware that "most sets" means the typical pushbutton car radio.  Lately we've had a disproportionate number of Cadillacs, Lincolns, Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, and these are the ones calling each day to ask why it's not done yet!  Rest assured we'll take care of these sets but please allow a bit more time.


Aurora Automotive

Upgrade your radio with the FMR Stereo Receiver by Aurora Design

We are the premier dealer for Aurora Design products!

This is it!  The stereo that has sent shock waves through the industry!  So superior that the competition voiced their discontent -- really!  We retrofit YOUR radio.  Fully-integrated Bluetooth and USB are also available!

Whether you choose us or another dealer, insist on Aurora products for your conversion.  Don't make an expensive mistake!


FMC-1Listen to FM stations on your original AM radio


Your original radio can be modified to receive FM stations, without compromising its originality.  If you need total originality but miss hearing your favorite stations, this might be the solution you're looking for.  Contact us to see if your set qualifies.



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!


Radio Parts and Accessories!


American Express is also accepted

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.

Contact Us -- 941-371-8924 (8:30-5 M-F) or e-mail

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