I was talking to a co worker this morning and the subject was, things that just disappeared from most vehicles over the years.

Here are just a few;

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Cigarette lighters/Ash trays  They used to be in all vehicles but over the years they have all but gone away. Might have to do with the decline in the number of smokers nowadays.

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Push button radios  Do you remember when radios had push buttons and when you wanted to program your favorite stations into the radio, you had to set the dial to the station, pull out the button then push it back in?  Hi tech stuff.

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Vent windows  Those little kind of triangular shaped windows in the front side window. Air conditioned cars weren't as plentiful then. Pushing that little window open would really help circulate some air through the vehicle.

  • High beam light switch  Now, in most cars, you control the high beam lights with a lever on the steering column.  Years ago, there was a little knob to the left of the brake pedal you pushed with your foot to turn you high beam lights on and off.
  •  Roll down windows  Power windows were pretty rare decades ago. You actually had to manually roll the windows up and down. Now, I think most all vehicles feature power windows.
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    Bench Seats  Most vehicles had bench seats in the front. Bucket seats were only available in the more sporty type cars. I heard (wink) that they were great for those extracurricular activities when parked out on a county road at night.

  • Tank heaters  These may still be available but I haven't seen any for several years. You could plug your car tank heater in on cold nights and the tank heater would keep your engine oil warm for an easier start in the morning.
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    Radio antenna  A metal rod mounted usually on the right side of the car hood. Later auto manufacturers would imbed them in the windshield.

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