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ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE RADIO, INC., began manufacturing car radio vibrators in 1982. The auto radios of the 30s, 40s and 50s were made by Motorola, Philco, Bendix, Sylvania, RCA, Zenith, Detrola, Wells-Gardner and others, all of whom had either gone out of business or turned their attention to other ventures, and had abandoned the old car market.

At that time, there were no new vibrators available, and the original ones had a life of about 18 months in regular service. We designed a solid state vibrator and produced it in metal cans with the same base and physical dimensions as the originals. The greatest benefit of the solid state design was its long service life. Indeed many of our first vibrators are still in regular service. Today we make over 60 different types of vibrators and ship to every corner of the globe.

As our dealer network expanded, we began to make other hard-to-find parts for older car radios. Dial glass and special speakers that are no longer used were added to our catalog.

As we developed new replacement parts, we were faced with a problem seemingly beyond our control. Our AM audience was leaving. The question our restoration shops and dealers were being asked was "Why bother to restore a radio when there is nothing being broadcast that I want to listen to?"

Our FM Solution

By 1988, we had a solution. We developed a tiny FM "front end" tuner that could be installed inside some radios to provide the FM band without changing the appearance or function of the original radio.

The original FM conversion was redesigned, refined and tweaked many times since then. It could be installed in any radio. It was still the same size as the original, but with the help of new surface mount technology had 3 times as many components. The increased circuit density allowed us to greatly improve performance and simplify installation. The "solution" created a new challenge. Many more radios were being restored than would have been if the FM option were not available. The supply of interstage and output transformers, germanium transistors and other exotic parts, which would be too expensive to tool in small quantities, was rapidly being used up. We designed the Mono 7 amplifier, a complete 7 watt RMS amplifier in a package about the size of the original Delco DS-501 output transistor. This eliminated the need for obsolete germanium output transistors and the hard-to-find output transformers they required.

The Stereo Conversion

With the input and output stages of the radio in production, the next logical step was to replace all of the original electronic circuitry with modern technology. In 1996 we introduced the Stereo Conversion. We use the same IC circuitry as other car radio manufacturers, but with a special interface to allow us to use the original controls and tuning mechanism.

The radio still looks, feels, and is operated the same way as it did when originally manufactured, but the similarity stops when you turn it on! With up to 180 watts RMS of output power and the capability to play in iPods, MP3 players, satellite receivers, or CD players, the performance is thrilling!

In 1994 we completed construction of our new manufacturing facility in Palm Harbor, Florida. We are justifiably proud of our state-of-the-art design and manufacturing capabilities. Our technical staff has over 100 years of combined car audio experience. We are continually evaluating new technologies that can be adapted to our customers' needs.

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AAR 1972-1976 Chevrolet Corvette AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 992201BT
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AAR 1967 Chevrolet Corvette AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 632205BT
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AAR 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 812201BT
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AAR 1967-1968 Chevrolet Camaro AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 562203BT
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AAR 1961-1962 Chevrolet Corvette Wonderbar AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 452201BT
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AAR 1965 Chevrolet Corvette AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 492205BT
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AAR 1963-1964 Chevrolet Corvette AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 472205BT
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AAR 1970 Chevrolet Nova AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 802201BT
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AAR 1968 Pontiac Firebird AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 592203BT
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AAR 1970 Chevrolet El Camino AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 802201BT
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AAR 1966 Chevrolet El Camino AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 512201BT
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Model: 3038791
AAR 1954-1955 1st Design Chevrolet Truck AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 172001BT
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Model: 3030722
AAR 1954-1955 1st Design Chevrolet Truck AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth & Speakers 172014BT
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Model: 3030717
AAR 1971-1972 Chevrolet Chevelle AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 912201BT
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Model: 3021314
AAR 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 802201BT
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Model: 3021313
AAR 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 512201BT
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AAR 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 612201BT
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AAR 1955-1959 GMC and Suburban Truck AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 232001BT
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Model: 3917350
AAR 1951-1952 Ford Truck AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 093401BT
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AAR 1967 Pontiac Firebird AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 562203BT
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AAR 1959-1960 Chevrolet Corvette Wonderbar AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 402201BT
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Model: 3269882
AAR 1956 Chevrolet Wonderbar AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 323501BT
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Model: 3232810
AAR 1965 Chevrolet Chevy II AM/FM Dream Line Radio with Bluetooth 502231BT
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AAR 1949-1950 Ford Passenger Car & Wagon AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 093401BT
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AAR 1962-1963 Ford Falcon & Ranchero AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 422231BT
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AAR 1969-1971 Chevrolet Corvette AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 752201BT
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AAR 1959-1960 Chevrolet Cars Wonderbar AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 392201BT
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AAR 1962 Ford Fairlane AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 422251BT
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Model: 3169529
AAR 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Wonderbar AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 382201BT
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AAR 1970 Chevrolet Camaro AM/FM Reproduction Radio with Bluetooth 802201BT
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