There’s no hiding it, I’m a vintage kind of girl. I love old things that tell a story and even bring back childhood memories. Or worse, make me long for an era I didn’t even live through!

But when I hear “vintage car accessories,” my nostalgia changes to… chuckles!

Our Top 5

The Ford Blog is pleased to share its list of car accessories that didn’t survive the test of time! Maybe you remember them, or, for the young among us, can you believe they ever existed?

5. The automatic seatbelt

1988 Escort Automatic Seatbelt

Wasn’t it funny? Seatbelts that slid along their track, but you still had to pull on it to get it to buckle. And even better, sometimes the seatbelt was already down and you had to slide under it to buckle in. Weird.

4. Pop-up headlights

1977 Ford Thunderbird Town Landau two-door neg CN13505-117resize

Headlights weren’t considered “good looking” at the time, so they were hidden. Need lights? Lift a little door, like a garage. But in cold weather, what if the headlight froze shut? Not very practical!

3. Rumble seat

1929 Ford Model A Sport Coupe neg 53357resize

In old Fords, an extra seat outside the vehicle could pop out for an extra passenger. For someone you didn’t like maybe?

2. The cassette deck

1987 Aerostar dashboard (CN45021-582)

Fast forward, rewind, fix the ribbon with a pencil. Remember? I do!

1. The horse

Horse and Buggy

You know, those animals that draw carriages? Now that’s vintage!

What vintage accessory do you remember? We’d really like to hear about it in the comments section. Thanks!