Name That Car Clock: Round Green Fluorescent Digital

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
name that car clock round green fluorescent digital

I’ve got a truly ridiculous car-parts-based project in the works, a project that requires several dozen functioning vintage car clocks. For about three years now, I’ve been hitting junkyards with an 8xAA battery pack, so I can hit car clocks with 12 volts and see if they’re worth buying. Most (>80% of analogs, 50% of digitals) fail, but enough have passed that I’ve got a couple of boxes full of functional European, Japanese, and Detroit car clocks. It will be [s]decades[/s] a while before I get around to building The Great Car Clock Project, so I’m going to show off some of the better vehicular timepieces while testing the TTAC’s readership’s anorakian car knowledge. Today’s Mystery Clock won’t be a huge challenge, but it’s one of my favorites. Quickly: Year, make, model of the car that donated this Jeco digital?

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  • Racebeer Racebeer on Feb 02, 2012

    1980 Toyota Cressida ..... same as the junkyard find a while back ........

  • Underachieva Underachieva on Feb 02, 2012

    I like to think it's always 4:20 in Murilee's garage.

    • Fincar1 Fincar1 on Feb 02, 2012

      4:20 used to be quitting time in the government establishment I used to work at. (That was before they changed it to 4:18...honest!)

  • Nearprairie Nearprairie on Feb 02, 2012

    Datsun 280ZX or Toyota Cressida.

  • GS650G GS650G on Feb 03, 2012

    You could make a giant art piece out of it all, called Time to Drive or something like that.

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