EDIT: I am updating this post here based on the “ugly and cheap” comment. I full on appreciate the honest feedback. Opinions are more than welcomed and I genuinely respect them.
I am in total agreement. I would even add “campy”, “distasteful” and “out of place”. But to me…that is the appeal. This would never have been created by the designers at Porsche. These things were done by mechanics who valued function. Personally, I think there are several other ugly and cheap add-ons by mechanics that somehow work by pure function – think helmet boxes bolted to the rear seat bottoms or wood door boxes bolted to the doors or crudely wrapped roll bar covers. They are all very “ungentlemanly”.
For the record, this is not the last of the ugly and cheap additions to Project Cockpit Revisited. I have more planned…with pride.
It’s a detail that I like (photo credit unknown).
Maybe too serious for a street car so I added my humor. Couldn’t decide on “HAPPINESS” or “MEDICINE” for the cigarette lighter. I aways refer to my smoke breaks as “time for my meds” so it was an easy decision.