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6 Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Classic Car Owners

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The holidays are upon us, so we've gotten together and created a list of our favorite items that are perfect gifts for classic car owners. 


 1. Exile Battery Keeper™ 

  Buy Now - $59.99

The Exile Battery Keeper™ keeps your battery healthy when you're not driving your classic. It provides a conditioning charge only when voltage begins to drop. This pulse charge maintains the battery without overcharging it. This increases your car's battery life and keeps it in tip top shape, so all you have to do is put your key in the ignition and go once your classic comes out of winter hibernation. gdfgh

2. SiriusXM Onyx Plus - Plug & Play Receiver

  Buy Now - $79.99

SiriusXM's Onyx Plus is a perfect choice for many classic car owners. Onyx Plus is a portable satellite radio receiver that allows you to take SiriusXM with you almost anywhere. Onyx Plus connects to any radio with an auxiliary input or can transmit an FM signal to any FM stereo. When you're not driving your classic, you can bring the Onyx Plus inside and with the Dock & Play kit, or you can bring it with you on road trips.




SiriusXM has announced the addition of holiday channels you can listen to on your Onyx to help you get into a more festive mood:

Holly (via satellite on channel 70)

will feature contemporary holiday music as well as traditional favorites, including songs by Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Josh Groban, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Michael Bublé, Sam Smith and Mariah Carey.

Wednesday, November 1 at 12:00 pm ET- Saturday, December 30 at 3:00 am ET

Holiday Traditions (via satellite on channel 4)

will feature traditional holiday music from the ’40s through the ’60s by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff, Bing Crosby and Nat “King” Cole.

Wednesday, November 1 at 12:00 pm ET- Saturday, December 30 at 3:00 am ET

Holiday Pops (via satellite on channel 76)

will feature classical Christmas carols and other holiday favorites by the greatest classical musicians of all-time, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Boston Pops, Luciano Pavarotti, The New York Philharmonic, King’s College Choir and Thomas Hampson.

Will air from Sunday, December 24 at 12:00 pm ET – Tuesday, December 26 at 3:00 am ET.

Country Christmas (via satellite on channel 58)

will feature a mix of country Christmas music from contemporary and classic country artists like Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Willie Nelson.

Monday, December 4 at 12:00 pm ET – Tuesday, December 26 at 3:00 am ET.

Navidad (SiriusXM channel 785)

will feature contemporary Latin holiday music and traditional classics, including Jose Feliciano, Fania All-Stars, Gloria Estefan, Marco Antonio Solis, El Gran Combo and Tito El Bambino.

Monday, November 27 at 12:00 pm ET – Sunday, January 7 at 3:00 am ET.

Holiday Soul (via satellite on channel 49)

will feature classic soul and Motown holiday music from the ’60s and ’70s as well as R&B from the ’80s and ’90s including Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Dionne Warwick, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The O’Jays, James Brown, The Temptations, Lou Rawls and Toni Braxton.

Monday, December 4 at 12:00 pm ET – Tuesday, December 26 at 3:00 am ET.

Radio Hanukkah (via satellite on channel 77)

will feature an extensive collection of Hanukkah-themed music, including contemporary, traditional and children’s selections as well as daily reflections and prayers related to the holiday.

Tuesday, December 12 at 12:00 pm ET – Thursday, December 21 at 3:00 am ET.

New Year’s Nation (via satellite on channel 4)

is the ultimate soundtrack to New Year’s Eve parties around the country and will feature the biggest, upbeat party hits from genres across SiriusXM’s music platform.

Saturday, December 30 at 12:00 pm ET – Tuesday, January 2 at 3:00 am ET.

SiriusXM recently announced that its 200+ channels are now also available for streaming to SiriusXM subscribers nationwide with Amazon Alexa. Go to to learn more.

3. USB Extension Cable

  Buy Now - $29.99

This is a unique little accessory that replaces your factory cigarette lighter with a USB input. Available in chrome or black, this USB extension cable is 53 inches long and allows a USB port to be mounted in the cigarette lighter hole on your dash or beneath the dash in an under-dash housing. We should point out that it will only work with radios that have USB ports built-into them. This will not add USB functionality to a non-USB capable radio.

4. Exile Digital Battery Monitor

  Buy Now - $19.99

This handy little device lets you check your battery's charge just by plugging it into your cigarette lighter. This is incredibly handy for classic cars, because with most classics, the battery gauge shows amperage rather than volts. It also features a USB port to allow you to charge portable devices. 

5. Vintage Radio-Dial Screen Protectors

  Buy Now - From $8.99

For those of you who already own a RetroSound® radio, these radio face screen protectors are the perfect gift idea. These screen protectors apply without adhesive and are similar to cell phone screen protectors. They feature a printed vintage radio-dial to add a more authentic look to your RetroSound® radio. They are available in officially licensed Ford, GM and Mopar designs. 


Officially Licensed Ford Screen Protectors

Officially Licensed Mopar Screen Protectors

Officially Licensed GM Screen Protectors

6. Retro Manufacturing Gift Card

  Buy Now - From $25.00

If you're entirely unsure what to get for the holidays, you could always opt for a gift card from Retro Manufacturing. These are completely digital, so upon purchasing, you will receive a code to use on checkout.