Unusual Vintage Car Accessories You Don’t See Today

Automobiles have come a long way in innovation and design over the last 70 years. Today, cars are equipped with features we couldn’t have imagined in the 1960s and ’70s. Back then, automakers went to the drawing board to come up with concepts of car accessories that would appeal to the consumer. Not everything made practical sense, like a mini table that folds out in the front seat. But you have to credit General Motors and other automakers for thinking outside the box with these vintage auto accessories you would never see in cars today.

Vinyl Car Cover For Convertibles

This vinyl tonneau cover appeared as an option for General Motors convertibles for a few years in the 1960s. It was designed to protect the car’s interior from dust and sunlight while the driver was behind the wheel.

Pontiac Accessory Catalog Tonneau Cover
Pontiac Accessory Catalog
Pontiac Accessory Catalog

The cover was held in place by snaps, connecting the cover to the various corners of the convertible. The driver’s side could be sectioned off by opening a zipper. It’s not hard to see why this car accessory option didn’t continue.