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Film And Photos From When Cars Had Vinyl Players

Check out videos and photos of in car record players popular during the 50’s and 60’s. 

Whilst undoubtedly not the most practical invention, the in vehicle turntables definitely have a certain charm about them. Popular brands such as the Columbia Records ‘Highway Hi-Fi’ and the Philips Mignon were a hit with music loving automobile owners and celebrities alike ( such as Beatle George Harrison, left, and Muhammad Ali, below ).

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For any discerning record collector wishing to turn back time with their own portable record player, some old units are still available on eBay. Meanwhile for everyone else who’s curiosity doesn’t extend as far as shelling out hundreds of pounds, there’s this intriguing video of an in car record player in action below.

via The Strut