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The worst car inventions that never took off

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Since the 1930s, car makers have experimented with a host of features to give their models a unique selling point.

Yet some were so weird, and in some cases, dangerous that they never really took off.

This included glovebox minibars that kept tumblers in place using magnets, a steering wheel with a spike that could impale the driver, record players built into the dashboard and a sack that carried dogs alongside the vehicle.

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Were all these necessarily potty or loony? Surely built-in minibars are commonplace in limos (though not for the driver, obviously)? And what's the record player built into the dashboard if not a forerunner of the CD Player? Light-sensitive headlights, too, are offered in upmarket models now, too, I believe. As with a lot of these "potty and loony" ideas, a lot of them were just before their time, before the technology had been developed for them to be really practical.

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I think the absolute worst automobile invention ever is Truck-Nutz.

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