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 -- October 22, 2014:

Announcing the NEW BTU-1 Bluetooth/USB Module!  This is the latest in options for the Aurora FMR-1 Stereo Conversion.  Priced lower than the BT-1/USB-1 combination, it has the further advantage of Bluetooth Voice Command.  Tell it to call home or to play an Elvis song, your compatible cell phone will follow your instructions!  Not too shabby for an antique vehicle!

BTU-1 Bluetooth USB

The BTU-1 is now in full production and available.  Of course if you're interested in the USB by itself, or the BT-1 Bluetooth Module, both products are still featured and still available.

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Cold weather is arriving up north, and with it comes an influx of radios for conversion.  There is one thing I cannot emphasize enough.  PLEASE pay attention to the packing instructions on the shipping page!  When we receive radios with incomplete information or other problems, particularly when we're busy, these sets must be set aside until we can deal with them -- meaning delays!

As the winter season brings in more radios, we intend to keep turnaround as minimal as we can -- typically two weeks for most.  However the tougher sets, such as Lincolns, European radios, and prewar sets (1942 and older)are considered "projects" and there is no turnaround estimate for these; expect them to take longer.  Last year we had a backlog of Continental Mark II sets waiting for hardware to be released -- some of them sat for several months.  We hope to never be in that situation again, but a month or two can be expected.

Online ordering:  One of the many things we need to do is update our web page for online orders.  The current page is acting up -- yes we know.  A new site is under construction but not finished -- Click here for a peek, and if you see the product you need you may order.  Of course you may call us if you prefer.

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.

 

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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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