In the past century car’s have undergone a huge evolution. The 1922 Chevrolet 490 was the first car to have a factory built-in radio. While it never took off, so to speak, the first aerocar was built in 1949. It worked, but was only made into a prototype.
In 1957, thirsty and wealthy car owners could indulge in a few from a drinks cabinet built into the glove compartment. The Eldorado Brougham cost over $110,000 in today’s money. Bottoms up!
By 1966, the first 8-track player was introduced in the Ford Mustang. If you wanted to listen and keep warm in heated seats, you would need to wait until SAAB’s 1972 invention.
Lonely drivers would love if Renault’s 1983 introduction of a talking dashboard were still around. The consolation could come from being able to find one’s way around using 1990’s first GPS system in the Mazda Cosmo.
Getting into any parking space is now easier thanks to the original self-parking car from Lexus in 2006. Why leave that car? If you waited until 2010, you could enjoy the first factory DVD players in a Honda Odyssey.
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