Name That Car Clock: Jeco Analog With Conical Cover

name that car clock jeco analog with conical cover

I’ve been pulling car clocks from junked cars for several years now, gathering them for a seriously unnecessary sculpture project, and now I’ve got 50 or so of the things in boxes in my office. We started this series with this 1980 Toyota Cressida fluorescent digital clock, made by Jeco, and now I’m going to make it a regular series. Today’s clock is also a Jeco, but this one is a handsome analog unit with a weird conical plastic faceplate. Before you make the jump and see the answer, guess what year/make/model car produced this clock!

1978 Toyota Corona Station Wagon

It was a red-letter day when I found a super-rare Corona clock in the junkyard; the lowly Corollas and trucks had a different, less snazzy unit (if they had the clock option at all). This one works, too— a rarity among analog junkyard clocks, even the Japanese ones. Be honest now and tell us what you though it was.

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  • AxMax AxMax on Feb 25, 2012

    The conical shape had a reason: To break-up the reflection. Much clearer than flat gauges. I saw this first in the original VW Golf (Rabbit).

  • Jasone Jasone on Mar 02, 2013

    Hey, Ive got this exact car that Im having trouble finding parts to. Can you let me know which salvage yard this is at so I can quit searching. PS I have the same clock so I knew exactly what it was. Of course mine doesnt work.

  • Tane94 are both eligible for federal tax credits? That's the big $7,500 question.
  • Jkross22 Toenail says what?
  • MaintenanceCosts This sounds like old-school GM drama!
  • SCE to AUX It's not really a total re-badge since some of the body parts are unique, and the interiors are quite different.As I mentioned the other day, the Tonale has a terrible name and a dim future.As for the Alfa team - guess what, this is how corporate ownership works. You are part of Stellantis partly because you're not viable as a standalone business, and then your overlords decide what's shared among the products.By the way: That Uconnect infotainment system found in Alfas was originally a Chrysler product... you're welcome.
  • Kurkosdr Someone should tell the Alfa Romeo people that they are a badge owned by a French company now.The main reason PSA bought FiatChrysler is that PSA has the technology to enter the luxury market but customers don't want a French luxury car for psychological/mindshare reasons. FiatChrysler has the opposite problem: they have lots of still-respected brands but not always the technology to make good cars. Not to say that if FCA has a good platform, it won't be used in a PSA car.In other words, if those Alfa Romeo buds think that they will remain a silo with their own bespoke platforms and exclusive sheet metal, they are in for a shock. This is just the start.