1987 Lincoln Towncar radio question

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  1. Ben Menix

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    I have a base edition (cloth seats, analog gauges, etc) 1987 Lincoln Towncar. It currently has the original AM/FM casette stereo with 6 speakers. I know that a cd player was available as an add-on unit; the instruction manual for the radio depicts a unit that fits under the standard radio utilizing a different dash panel.
    Does anyone know if this unit can be added to a base model Towncar that did not originally come with this option, how difficult it is if you can, and if it's worth it anyway? It would probably be more effective to just buy a new am/fm cd player, but I love the sleek styling of the towncar, and don't want to throw the looks off by putting a curved, metallic trimmed, red-glow illuminated, multi-colored display atrocity right in the middle of my dash!
    Any comments or recommendations welcome,
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    There are so many options in car audio looks (see Crutchfield.com) that it may be very easy to find one that matches your interior. You might want to look at the McIntosh, Nakamichi, and other high end car recievers; They can be refined looking. (not to mention really great sounding!). An aftermarket unit will blow the doors off of the stock unit; As with everything, auto manufacturers like to keep costs down, and this means scrimping in audio componentry.
     
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    Componentry????[​IMG]
     
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    sorry.:wink:
     
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    the nakamichi head units look like a stock black head unit. they won't interfere with your car's interior at all. the big plus for me is that because they don't stand out...they are less likely to be stolen. oh...they sound wonderful too.
     
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    You can search online for Nakamichi car audio, but I'm not sure if they're all authorized to carry them. Call your local car audio dealers, and ask around.
     
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    The nakamichi units look great! Thanks for suggesting them!
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    After looking at the Nakamichi head units; my only complaint would be the lack of mp3 support. I'm looking at McIntosh now; if anyone has any other suggestions please chime in. The requirements are:
    Must complement (not necessarily match) the clean lines and conservative styling of a 1987 Lincoln Towncar.
    Strong emphasis on playing mp3s, or at least cd-r/cd-rw.
    Would like good (doesn't have to be best in show, but not crap) AM and FM reception.
    Thanks,
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    Yes, but if I'm going to add and after-market unit, might as well get one that does everything I would like it do! [​IMG]
    Still looking,
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