Gadgets: A Tape for the Road

The latest thing for your car is a built-in tape recorder. The Beverly Hills are already full of them—transistorized, chrome, four-speaker, stereophonic cartridge models, activated by the car battery. Frank Sinatra's Riviera has one. So have such clan wagons as Dean Martin's Corvette and Peter Lawford's Ghia. Tape recorders also make a sound like Muzak in James Garner's Jaguar, Red Skelton's Rolls and Lawrence Welk's Dodge convertible.

All are 12-volt Autostereo models, priced from $129 up, made and distributed in 14 states by former Used-Car Tycoon Earl "Mad Man" Muntz of Los Angeles. Designed only for playback with special tape...

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