One area of a car often changed is the sound system. Sometimes, it’s simply replacing speakers or adding them. Other times, it’s replacing the radio itself. Currently, our 1963 Mercury Comet has the original radio:
Additionally, we also have the original speaker. As you can tell, the buttons are worn but the radio itself still works. You can tune in and listen to AM radio. That’s right. I said AM radio. Forget satellite. This thing doesn’t even have FM. But to find a stock radio of this vintage that still works is not an easy thing to do these days.
So, what are our future plans? Well, we’re going to leave it. We have seen people put radios in the glove box, so that the stock radio is still there, but we’re keeping this one. Micah and the rest of the family and I haven’t decided on the speaker situation. There are cut outs that we could use to wire in a couple speakers in the back on the shelf, and maybe we will, but for now, we have the one speaker in the center of the dash, between the two defroster vents.