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Posted by LoyalTubist at 11:00 am (PST) on Thu March 2, 2017   
My grandparents had one in their car. It played only 45s and was made by RCA Victor. I would seem to guess this would have been about 1961-62. Grandpa loved Jimmy Dean singing Big Bad John and he really messed up that record going over a rail crossing. 
Posted by Robert Hutchison at 4:06 pm (PDT) on Thu March 24, 2016   
A friend of mine had one of those under his carseat and it worked fairly well as long as you drove on smooth pavement and back then, all the streets in my town were gravel.  The only smooth road (kind of) was Highway 2 that ran through the top of the Country!
Posted by freddo30 at 2:03 pm (PDT) on Wed March 23, 2016   
Alan is right on about the 16-2/3 RPM Chrysler unit  (the Highway Hi-Fi) offered for 1956-59 @ $200, records available from Columbia Records; they later added a 45 RPM option. I had a brand-X portable that offered 16-2/3 in addition to the 33-1/3, 45 and 78 ... enjoy your faves at home or on the road.
Posted by dtdavis2012 at 1:52 pm (PST) on Thu February 16, 2012   
I'm glad cassettes finally came along--I hated the 4 or 8 track format because if you wanted to hear your favorite song again, you had to wait for it to go all the way back around.
Posted by Alan at 6:29 pm (PST) on Mon February 13, 2012   
Chrysler's record player, offered starting in 1956, didn't play 45's. It played special 16 rpm records. Where you could get such records, I have no idea! It did have the same skipping problems thoigh. In 1966, I put a four track tape player in my car. It sounded great, but it had no reverse or fast forward!
Posted by packratjohn at 9:02 pm (PDT) on Thu May 12, 2011   
In 68 i couldn't decide whether to go with this player or a Borg-Warner 4 track. Went with the 4 Track.... Worked great in my 68 Plymouth Valiant, which i bought when it was one year old, for $1400
Posted by joemike at 5:27 pm (PST) on Tue January 19, 2010   
oh yea the ice cream mans truck with no top had one the truck was a 49 50 chevy with a dry ice freezer on back instead of a bed,popcicles were a nickel.He was creepy ha lol
Posted by Katbear at 9:00 pm (PDT) on Sun August 16, 2009   
I've never seen anything like that! And I was around in 1967!
Posted by Duff at 2:19 am (PDT) on Sat August 8, 2009   
This item is featured on page 446 of the 1967 Lafayette Radio Electronics catalog. You read that right: 1967.
Posted by Pete O at 5:22 pm (PDT) on Tue July 28, 2009   
$55? Wow! What year was this ad from?

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