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 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 -- August 27, 2014:

Yes, this is the summer slow season, but it's certainly not like such seasons in the past.  We may have fewer radios waiting in the queue than we did in March or April, but we're still pretty busy.  If you're interested in having a radio converted to stereo, this is a great time to do it -- but remember, we go through a LOT of radios in a month's time.  The best way to avoid delays is to follow the instructions on the shipping page.   If you have questions, please check with us BEFORE sending the radio.

Turnaround:  we generally can turn most radios around in about 2-4 weeks.  Currently, being the summer slow season, we're doing them a bit faster.  However lots of people are responding with, I'll be sending mine in October."  That's fine, but please don't expect the turnaround to be quite as fast once all these radios arrive in October!  We still do our best to take care of things on a timely basis, but we'll have lots more to deal with -- please plan accordingly.

We're receiving a steady flow of customers, dissatisfied with conversions using other hardware, or with those expensive "repro" radios, asking if we can upgrade these to the Aurora products.  We can indeed upgrade former conversions with the original tuner intact (no digital displays or such) for a price significantly lower than an original conversion.  However we are NOT working with the repro radios.  Those of you dissatisfied with these should contact the originating dealer/manufacturer.

Online ordering:  We've been experiencing a little bug in the system.  Clicking on a product may result in a "No Item Found" message.  Click again, usually you'll get it.  The server sez "Works for us" and in the same breath also sez "We can fix it" (for a higher monthly payment than my truck).  So WE are constructing a new site on a new server, soon to make its debut.  Okay, want a sneak peek?  Click here.  Not much there yet but you can order if you wish.  Meanwhile we'll be happy to place an order for you if you simply contact us.




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

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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.



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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