Here we have another marvelous Classentials Special Vintage Find! A beautiful 1950s / 1960s SEDAN Park-Lite ‘the Continental’ parking lamp in like new condition, new old stock (NOS)! In the 1950s and 1960s cars did not feature built-in parking lights. So when you had to park at a dark location (meaning everywhere outside cities and villages in those days) you had to fit a parking lamp to your car for safety reasons. The earliest models were rather crude converted lorry side-lamps but this SEDAN Park-Lite is a beautifully designed model which can be fitted on top of your side (rollup) window. With the window / roof / doors shut and locked it cannot be taken off by the greedy hands of a thief!
This accessory is beautifully made (British manufacture) with a chromed metal central frame, matt chrome hinge, red and white lenses, white wire and an old style dashboard mains plug. Included is the original chrome dashboard socket which was delivered with the lamp. In the 1950s and early 1960s this type of 6V / 12V mains socket was widely used before the ‘cigarette lighter’ 12V socket was introduced. The lamp can be rotated on the hinge so it can be used on both sides of a car in the United Kingdom (RHD) and on the continent (LHD) with the red and the white lenses projecting light in the right direction. The lamp is 12 Volts and 5 Watt and the device measures 10 x 6 x 4.5 centimetres. The wire length is 115 centimetres. This remarkable item comes with the grubby remains of the original box!
This dashboard item is a very special accessory. This Park-Lite will be a valuable accessory to any 1950s or 1960s classic automobile. Impress your friends and… the JUDGES at any concours d’élégance!