ASHTRAY: Describes an accessory for holding cigarette ends and ashes.
CIGAR LIGHTER: Describes a device which heats up an element when engaged. In turn, the lighter can ignite something flammable like a cigarette. The socket can also be used to power other electrical components requiring 12 volts.
GLOVE COMPARTMENT: Describes the small compartment (often lockable) located on the dashboard in front of the passenger where small persona; items can be stored.
GOOSENECK MAP LIGHT: Describes a flexible-stemmed map lamp.
HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE STEERING COLUMN: Describes a steering column that can be lengthened or shortened to suit the individual driver.
HORN RIM STEERING WHEEL: Describes a design of a steering wheel with a thin metal strip on the inside of the rim, that, when pressed, the horn sounds.
INTERIOR MIRROR: Describes the rear-view mirror located in the centre of the front windscreen near the top of the windshield.
LIGHTER: Describes an electrically operated, push-button device usually found on the dashboard that, when pressed, produces a red-hot filament for lighting cigarettes or other minor tasks.
MAIN SUN VISOR: Describes the main visor in a dual visor system that is moved sideways while the secondary visor can be flipped down, shielding the driver from the sun from the front and side.
REAR VIEW MIRROR: Describes the interior mirror that allows the driver to observe the traffic behind him.
REMOTE MIRROR: Describes an outside mirror that can be adjusted by a toggle device inside the passenger compartment.
SEAT ADJUSTER: Describes a device that manually or electronically adjusts the position of the seat cushion. either forward or backward, as wells as up or down. More modern seat adjusters can also move the driver and front passenger seat back forward or back and even to a reclining position.
SEAT RAIL: Describes the tracks which the front seat frame is mounted on to easily provide fore and alt seat adjustment.
SEAT RAIL CONSOLE: Describes a form of mounting panel for the seat rails that are spot-welded to the floorpan to produce the desired angle of the seating surface.
SECONDARY VISOR: Describes the main visor that can be moved to the side in a dual visor system, while the secondary visor is flipped down, shielding the driver from the sun from both the front and side.
STEERING WHEEL: Describes the device uses by the driver to control the direction of the front wheels.
SUN VISOR: Describes a type of hinged flap that sits above the front windshield that can be pulled down to shield the driver's or passenger's eyes from sunlight.
T-HANDLE SHIFTER: Describes a gear lever popular on automatics during the Sixties and onwards. mounted on the console the lever was shaped like the letter "T"
TWO-TONE HORN: Describes a type of car horn with twin diaphragms that cause a column of air to resonate at two different frequencies.
WARNING TRIANGLE: Describes a triangular red safety reflector carried on all vehicles that can be placed at the side of the road to warn of an obstruction ahead.
VANITY MIRROR: Describes a mirror fixed on the inside of a sun visor.
VISOR: Describes a movable part of a helmet, that covers the face while permitting sight and speech through a series of perforations.
A guide to acquiring, restoring and maintaining UK or European Classic Cars of the Fifties and Sixties- as well as a recollection of the iconic cars of the era and the visionaries that produced them.
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