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Classic & Sports Car Logo By Martin Gurdon of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 21: These days we feel cheated if even the cheapest car isn’t equipped with electric windows and air conditioning, but trust us: things are a lot better than they were 30-odd years ago.Back in the 1980s, if Ford Fiesta Popular owners wanted a passenger sun visor that swivelled they’d have to pay extra for it. In some cars, even headrests were an optional extra.This sort of thing encouraged owners to add their own extras. Some drivers have always liked to personalise their cars, and we’ve found a selection of the brave, the bold and the bonkers in motoring add-ons down the ages.

The weirdest and wackiest car add-ons

These days we feel cheated if even the cheapest car isn’t equipped with electric windows and air conditioning, but trust us: things are a lot better than they were 30-odd years ago.

Back in the 1980s, if Ford Fiesta Popular owners wanted a passenger sun visor that swivelled they’d have to pay extra for it. In some cars, even headrests were an optional extra.

This sort of thing encouraged owners to add their own extras. Some drivers have always liked to personalise their cars, and we’ve found a selection of the brave, the bold and the bonkers in motoring add-ons down the ages.

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