By Andrew Liszewski
I prefer seeing a classic ride restored to its original condition, rather than being ‘updated’ with huge rims, ridiculous suspension systems and an over the top stereo. But I’ll also admit that being stuck with an original AM radio or 8-track player would kind of suck when you’re out for a ride. So a company called Retrobelt USA is now selling the Retro Sound Modern One which is basically a modern digital stereo designed to look like a classic stock radio.
The faceplate pictured above is designed for a 1967 or 1968 Camaro but there are others available for everything from a 1955 Chevy to a 1964-1966 Mustang to even a 1968-1976 Corvette. While the chrome knobs and faux wood finishes help it blend in to the rest of the interior, the stereo also includes a modern LCD display for viewing track names and other info, a USB jack for connecting a flash drive full of classic rock MP3s (or WMAs) and even an infrared remote. It also includes a flexible bracket system allowing the stereo to be easily installed on a wide range of classic cars.
You can get the Retro Sound Model One from the Retrobelt USA online store for $269.90.