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Old 09-22-2012, 07:23 PM
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What car is this radio in? OK Boys lets get our thinking caps on this radio had tube powered speakers. Identify the car it was in . came with floor station changer.
This is on another thread too! but I have no idea if it had station changers on the floor Ive never heard of that

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This is on another thread too! but I have no idea if it had station changers on the floor Ive never heard of that

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I had one one my 55 Buick Super 2 Door Hard Top ( hear that Brian?). GM called it the "Wonder Bar" style radio. It also had search bad on the face of the radio. Power windows also. The floor button looked just like a second headlight dimmer. You could hold it down and the radio would search. Not only that to engage the starter you simply depressed the gas feed all the way to the floor. Pretty neat in 55!. Of all the cars I've had these years that's the one I wished I still own.
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you got it Boothboy

Couldn"t fool you that is the radio in 1959 lincoln Premier. The station search was on the floor above the dimmer switch. BUT did you know that the Lincoln Priemer had a automatic greaser a switch on the dash pushed once a month or so and it loubed the balljoints. As you can tell I Love my Lincolns.
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I had one one my 55 Buick Super 2 Door Hard Top ( hear that Brian?). GM called it the "Wonder Bar" style radio. It also had search bad on the face of the radio. Power windows also. The floor button looked just like a second headlight dimmer. You could hold it down and the radio would search. Not only that to engage the starter you simply depressed the gas feed all the way to the floor. Pretty neat in 55!. Of all the cars I've had these years that's the one I wished I still own.
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The switch for the radio on the floor, Ive never seen one , how many years was it available? I remember the "wonder bar" but not the floor switch
I worked at ford ,lincoln, merc dealers in the early 60s and I swear I cant remember I do remember the greasers this is embarrassing!!!!
Ill wake up at 3 am and wake up my wife yelling "hey I remember that switch" LOL

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1959 Lincoln ( probably a Premire judging from the color of the surround, but don't hold me to that).
You may be right BB but I think it could be either '58 'or 59. I believe the radio was the same for both years. The Town and Country would search from left to right and then would reverse and search right to left while GM's Wonderbar searched left to right only. The Town button would stop on strong stations only and the Country would stop on weaker stations.. I had a T & C radio in a '59 Park Lane conv. They only made 1200 of them. What a tank.

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My sister-in-laws 57 Bird has a floor button to change stations as well. It also has a volume that goes up and down with the engine RPM!

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My sister-in-laws 57 Bird has a floor button to change stations as well. It also has a volume that goes up and down with the engine RPM!

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If I remember that auto volume was a '57 only option. My Harley has that feature also.

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floor radio search button

Chris I also had a 1967 Lincoln Cont. that had the radio search button on the floor. After that my next 1974 Lincoln Mark IV did not have it. I cannot remember what year they stopped producing them. Lincoln advertised it as a safety feature."Hands free radio."
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What is this car?
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An Avanti III or IV or V or VI or something convertible.

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You got it. Very rare. I think the made only a handfull. All in the later Avanti life.
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What make and model is this?



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Since no one else bit, I will go with 1952 Allstate.

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