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1961-62 Mercury Comet Monterey Radio

1961-62 Mercury Comet Monterey Radio-RetroSound

*Screen protector shown is sold separately.

Choose a Pushbutton Color
Chrome Pushbuttons
Black Pushbuttons
Choose a Knob
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$ 449.99

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RetroSound®'s Monterey is the most technologically-advanced radio ever made for your classic 1961-62 Mercury Comet. The Monterey is SiriusXM-Ready and connects to the SiriusXM SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, subscription required). The SXV300 plugs directly into the Monterey without the need for special adapters or cables. The compact size installs easily and discreetly behind the dash for a fully integrated look.

Monterey is Made-For-iPod®/iPhone®, and also features built-in Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free phone calls and wireless audio streaming. It features a 32,000 color display to customize your radio to your vehicle's interior. Two USB ports for iPod®/iPhone® or MP3/WMA music files plus two standard auxiliary inputs are included.

Monterey has a built-in 25 watts x 4 channel power RMS MOSFET amplifier as well as front and rear RCA pre-outs, plus subwoofer output, to add external amplifiers. It mounts seamlessly into your dash, with no additional faceplates or bezels needed. Monterey is available with either chrome or black push-buttons.

Customers purchasing the SXV300 SiriusXM tuner are eligible for a $70.00 rebate and will receive a three-month subscription to SiriusXM’s All Access Package upon activation.* The SiriusXM “All Access” package includes Howard Stern, every NFL, MLB®, and NBA game, every NASCAR® race, plus NHL® games and PGA TOUR® coverage, as well as access outside the vehicle to SiriusXM on smartphones and other connected devices and online at

  • Made-For-iPod®
  • Built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free phone operation and wireless streaming
  • SiriusXM-ready (SXPL1V1 tuner and subscription required)
  • Push button styling for an authentic “retro” look
  • Enhanced 32,000 color LCD display
  • Two rear mounted USB ports allow playback of Mp3 and WMA digital music files
  • Two rear mounted auxiliary inputs for portable devices
  • 25 watts x 4 RMS / 45 watts x 4 peak power output
  • AM/FM RDS tuner with 30 presets
  • Two sets of RCA low level outputs plus subwoofer output
  • 3 EQ presets / loudness control

Note: Bezels, knobs, faceplates, and replacement parts are non-returnable. If you are not sure as to fitment, please contact us.

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SiriusXM-Ready™ North America Only North America Only North America Only
Built-in DAB/DAB+ Tuner Outside North America Outside North America Outside North America
Made for iPod® / iPhone®
Built-in Bluetooth®
USB Port for WMA/MP3 Music Files 2 2 2 2 2 2
Auxiliary Inputs 2 2 2 2 2 2
Display 32,000 Colors 32,000 Colors Amber/Green 32,000 Colors 32,000 Colors 32,000 Colors
Clock-Off Feature
AM/FM RDS Tuner with 30 Pre-sets
Selectable Tuner with USA/EU/Japan Frequencies
Power Output (RMS) 25 watts x 4 25 watts x 4 25 watts x 4 25 watts x 4 25 watts x 4 25 watts x 4
Front and Rear RCA Low Level Pre-amp Outputs
Subwoofer Output with Variable Crossover
Non-Volatile Memory
Apache is made especially for 1954-59 Chevrolet and GM trucks and features no push-buttons.
Huntington is a direct-fit replacement for 1968-77 Ford Bronco and 1961-66 Ford trucks.
Newport is a 1.5 DIN radio made to fit later-model vehicles with a 7” x 3” factory opening.
Santa Cruz is a direct-fit replacement for 1988-94 Chevrolet and GM trucks.
Redondo is designed to work with vehicles with a divide in the dash fascia between the push-buttons and radio display and features an independenly adjustable push-button assembly. Redondo is available with standard radio shafts or thumb-rollers designed specifically for classic Mopars.
Monterey is a direct-fit solution for classic Ford and Mercury vehicles from the 1950s and 60s.
Wonderbar™ is a direct-fit solution for late 1940s-1960’s Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile and GM vehicles and features a fully-functional Wonder Bar that seeks to the next available station and skips tracks during MP3 or Bluetooth® playback.
For more information, see the user's manual, or browse our support page.


Tuning Range (USA, EUR, AUS, JAP, RUS tuning capable) with RDS 87.5-107.9MHz
Antenna Terminal External Antenna Connector
Usable Sensitivity 12.5 dBf
Selectivity 75 dB @ 400kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 62 dB (Stereo), 67 dB (mono)
Harmonic Distortion @ 1 kHz 0.8% (stereo), 0.5% (mono)
Separation 32 dB @ 1kHz
Frequency Response 30-16,000 Hz

AM (EU and US Tuning Capable)

Tuning Range (USA, EUR, AUS, JAP, RUS tuning capable) 530-1710 kHz
Antenna Terminal External Antenna Connector


Dimensions (radio face & push-buttons only) 3.5”W x 1.5” H x 1.05” D
Dimensions (radio body) 3.96”W x 1.98”H x 4.30”D
Power Requirements 10.5-14.4 volts
Current Consumption (during operation) Max. 15A
Current Consumption (car off) <3.5 mA
Output Power (@ 14.4 volts @ 4 ohm @ 1% THD) 25x4 watts RMS 45x4 watts Max Power
Output Impedance 4
Low Level Output (4 channels) 2.85 volts
AUX 1 Input >300 mV / 6 kΩ
AUX 2 Input >300 mV / 6 kΩ
USB 1 Input 5V (USB female input)
USB 2 Input 5V (USB female input)

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