Name That Car Clock: Round Analog

name that car clock round analog

We saw a Porsche 944 clock in yesterday’s Name That Car Clock challenge, and today we’re going to dig even deeper into my big collection of automobile timepieces for a really tough one. I love the look of this clock so much that I bought it knowing it didn’t work (I bring a 12-volt battery pack to the junkyard when I’m hunting clocks). You decide what year/make/model vehicle gave me this clock, then make the jump to see if your guess was correct.

1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar 88

GM clocks of the 1960s used a solenoid-wound spring mechanism that probably didn’t last three years in most cars, but the guts are so simple that I should be able to fix it… someday. Did you see the GM-ness of this clock?

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  • 65corvair 65corvair on Mar 06, 2012

    I bought a clock for my Corvair to fill in the big empty hole in the center of the dash. I can't remember what I paid, but it was a lot, and then spent even more to get it quartz converted. What do you useally pay for a clock?

  • Acuraandy Acuraandy on Mar 06, 2012

    Looks like a mid-70's New Yorker, Imperial, or Volare?

  • 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.