Classic DREAMCARS Mount Dora, Fla. (352) 385-1945 www.classicdreamcars.com

 

~ 45 R.P.M. CAR RECORD PLAYERS BY RCA, ARC AND OTHERS ~


1958 R.C.A. "AUTO RECORD CHANGER ATTACHMENT"



       

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THIS IS FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION AND CAME OUT OF A EXTREMELY RARE HEARSE. THEY ALSO USED THESE TO NOT ONLY PLAY 45'S IN YOUR CAR BUT, PLAY HYMNS GRAVESIDE. THIS ONE , AS YOU CAN SEE IS MINT. THE INSIDES, CHROME AND EVEN THE ORIGINAL LABEL. IT IS LABELED "RCA MODEL AP-1-  SERIAL #018707 036-3  13.2 VOLTS DC" AND IS COMPLETE- RIGHT DOWN TO THE ADAPTER PLUG , GROUND WIRE AND FUSE HOLDER. CARTRIDGE NEEDLE NOT PRESENT. AS GOOD AS IT GETS.... $1500

SOLD





     

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1950's ARC 2500 45 R.P.M. RECORD PLAYER (UNDERDASH)
SOLD


ANOTHER GREAT ARC 2500 45 R.P.M. RECORD PLAYER. A REALLY NICE UNIT AND THE ONLY ONE WE'VE EVER HAD WITH THE ORIGINAL MOUNTING BRACKETS [ NOT PICTURED] STILL INTACT (EVEN THE BOLTS INCLUDED). WORKED WHEN REMOVED FROM THE LAST CAR. CHROME IS DECENT (NOT CONCOURS) AND IT HAS THE SELDOM SEEN "QUILTED" FACE PLATE IN GREAT SHAPE. COMPLETE WIRING DIAGRAM ON THE BACK (ALSO A FIRST). $750 SORRY, SOLD








    

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LATE 1950'S A.R.C. "MELODY 2500" MODEL 45 R.P.M. AUTO RECORD PLAYER
"SOLD"


THIS BEAUTY IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND WAS LAST USED RECENTLY IN A 1965 CHEVELLE SUPER SPORT. THE CHROME IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION (ALMOST EXC.) AND IT STILL RETAINS IT'S STYLUS AND ORIGINAL WIRING. MOUNTS UNDER THE DASH AND IS 11 3/4" X 9" X 5" IN DIMENSION. MADE BY A.R.C. ELECTRONICS. PERFECT FOR CAR SHOW DISPLAY WITH A COUPLE OF 45'S LAYING ON THE TRANSMISSION MOUND. GREAT BUY AT $800. SORRY SOLD


 

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THE A.R.C. 45 R.P.M. AUTO RECORD PLAYER
"SOLD"

 ANOTHER GREAT, SUPER UNIQUE CAR ACCESSORY. THE A.R.C. 25OO MODEL WAS MADE BY M.C. CO., INC. OF PARAMOUNT, CALIFORNIA. THIS ONE WITH THE BLACK PANEL INSERTS. UNITS, SIMILAR TO THIS ONE, WERE FIRST USED BY CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH-DODGE IN THE MID-TO -LATE 50'S AS ONE OF THE FIRST PORTABLE RECORD PLAYERS FOR CARS KNOWN AS "HIGH-WAY HI-FI'S". SADLY THOSE UNITS ONLY ACCEPTED A CUMBERSOME 16 1/3 RPM RECORD WHICH WERE ONLY PRODUCED IN LIMITED QUANITIES. THESE 45RPM UNITS WERE A POPULAR FIXTURE FOR THOSE THAT WANTED TO "PARK" IN YOUR CAR AND PLAY YOUR FAVORITE HITS FOR YOUR GIRLFRIEND WITHOUT THOSE ANNOYING RADIO ADS OR JABBERING DISC JOCKEYS COMMON NOT ONLY TODAY BUT, IN THAT TIME PERIOD. IT IS UNKNOWN, BY MOST, THAT THESE AND THE RCA MODELS WERE ALSO USED BY PACKARD HENNEY COACH BUILDERS (HEARSE) COMPANY AS A "CURBSIDE CHAPEL MUSIC" SOURCE PLAYING FUNERAL HYMNS AT THE CEMETERY. I WAS GUARANTEED IT WAS WORKING WHEN I BOUGHT IT BUT, I CANNOT VERIFY. MOST WILL JUST MOUNT IT UNDER THE DASH FOR CAR SHOW VIEWING ( WITH A COUPLE OF 45 R.P.M. RECORDS) AND IT WILL WORK ON MOST ANY CAR WITH AN OLD-TIMEY RADIO(AS LONG AS YOU HAVE ROOM UNDER THE DASH). THESE GENERALLY SEEN FOR $600-$1,000 BUT, THIS ONE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION IS PRICED TO SELL. BEAUTIFUL CHROME- BEAUTIFUL 'GUTS'. SIMPLE "L" BRACKETS WOULD MOUNT IT. APPROX.: 9" DEEP, 11 1/2" WIDE, 5 3/4" HIGH. QUESTIONS CALL 352-385-0049 10A-5P (EST). PRICED TO SELL AT $850. SORRY, SOLD








  
A.R.C. 45 RPM AUTO RECORD PLAYER
"SOLD"

ANOTHER GREAT, UNIQUE 1950'S ITEM.  THE A.R.C. 25OO MODEL AND  (SLIGHTLY SMALLER) "MELODY" MODEL WAS MADE BY M.C. CO., INC. OF PARAMOUNT, CALIFORNIA.  IT WAS, TO SAY THE LEAST, AN UNUSUAL OPTION. THIS UNIT SHOWS SOME MINOR SCRATCHES FROM RUBBING ON THE DASH BOTTOM ON THE EXTERIOR BUT, OVERALL... IT IS IN VERY 'GOOD' CONDITION. IT IS SOLD "AS IS" FROM OUR MUSEUM COLLECTION. 12 VOLT. I WAS TOLD IT WAS WORKING WHEN I BOUGHT IT BUT, I CANNOT VERIFY AS IT WAS ORIGINALLY MEANT TO WIRE THROUGH YOUR AM RADIO. TODAY MOST FOLKS JUST USE IT AS A 'PROP' MOUNTING IT UNDER THE DASH FOR CAR SHOW VIEWING ( WITH A COUPLE OF 45 RECORDS LYING NEAR ) AND RUN A HIDDEN CD PLAYING THE HITS FROM THE FIFTIES. IT WILL WORK ON MOST ANY CAR (AS LONG AS YOU HAVE ROOM UNDER THE DASH). APPEARS TO HAVE ONE PART LOOSE INSIDE. SIMPLE "L" BRACKETS WOULD MOUNT IT (NOT INCL.). APPROX.: 9" DEEP, 11 1/2" WIDE, 5 3/4" HIGH. QUESTIONS CALL 352-385-0049 10A-5P (EST). PRICED TO SELL AT $600. SORRY, SOLD