Since we were having fun with this in another thread, I thought I'd start one here with all the gizmos we had over the years to put audio in our cars. Back in the early days, the AM radio was common, but as FM and tape came along, we had more options to play back music in the car.
DeeInKY said:My ‘72 Malibu was a Chevelle with the Malibu trim line. Vinyl top, FM radio, rally wheels, 350 V-8. That was a cool car.
Rudy said:FM radio in the car was a novelty back then. Our first car with FM and a rear speaker was in the 1971 LeSabre we got in 1973.
Harry said:I used an FM-converter that I installed under the dash of my 69 Chevy. It used a special frequency on the AM band and fed the FM sound to that AM frequency. Hot stuff back then as FM was coming into its own.
Here's the old girl in her younger day:
Michael Hagerty said:My first two cars and my fourth had AM only radios, and I had an under-dash 8-track player for them. For FM, I had this, an FM stereo tuner that slid into the 8-track and played through its speakers. It actually sounded pretty good---better than factory FMs at the time because I went for (by 1972-1978 standards) a serious amp and speakers.
(this one's not mine, but a photo I found online).