“Record Player” Was Once An Option For New Cars
I thought I'd heard and seen it all when it came to car stereos. Then, I stumbled upon something called "Highway Hi Fi" that was offered by Chrysler.
Take a look at these pictures, they are NOT a joke. It's laughable to think that this concept made it beyond the drawing board: melting vinyl, scratched records, driver distraction--all things that the designers obviously overlooked.
One way around the skipping issue was that the records were spun at a rate of 16 2/3 RPM. That also meant NONE of your records previously purchased would play at the right speed. You had to buy the music from Chrysler.
Here's a demonstration: