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RetroSound Dallas Radio Debuts For 1985-86 Ford F-Series

In recent years, we’ve started to see more and more retro-styled radios with modern features such as Bluetooth debut for vintage vehicles. Such a unit makes a lot of sense, given the fact that these types of radios look original, yet provide owners with a way to listen to their music library rather than being stuck with only AM/FM radio or cassettes. In that regard, back at the 2020 SEMA Show, RetroSound debuted its Detroit Motor 4HD Radio for the the 1964-1966 Ford Mustang, Ford Falcon, and Ford Ranchero, and now, that same company has come out with something for owners of 1985-1986 Ford F-Series pickups and 1985-1986 Ford Bronco SUVs – its newest Dallas Radio.

RetroSound Dallas Radio 1985-1986 Ford F-Series and Ford Bronco

The new RetroSound Dallas Radio is an officially licensed product designed to fit 1985-1986 Ford F-Series and 1985-1986 Ford Bronco models, with styling that mimics the original units that came in those vehicles from the factory. In terms of looks, that’s certainly the case, because the Dallas Radio is equipped with replica black plastic knobs, rounded push-buttons, a matte black finish, and the official Ford logo. It also fits perfectly in the factory radio opening with the included mounting kit and wiring harness, too.

Unlike the original radio, however, the Dallas unit features a 32,000-color display that’s customizable and shows artist, song title, or album info. Users can listen to a wide variety of modern formats including HD Radio, iPod and iPhone, or SiriusXM, while Bluetooth and USB inputs allow one to connect any number of devices. Users can store up to 30 radio stations, and there’s also a built-in amplifier that provides 25-watts per channel through four channels.

RetroSound Dallas Radio 1985-1986 Ford F-Series and Ford Bronco

The new RetroSound Dallas Radio is available to purchase now, and sports a price tag of $404.99.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. wjtinfwb

    My ’85 Mustang GT came with a very similar looking AM/FM Stereo radio standard. I didn’t care and immediately replaced it with an Alpine cassette deck. If I still had the ‘Stang (I don’t), I’d order this today to maintain my solid tunes but return the sweet GT to original appearance.

  2. HasPic

    I wish Ford would offer that single DIN Bluetooth unit they have in the Medium Duty F-Series and E-Series to the public. Would be an awesome upgrade for ’90s and older Ford products.


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