Here we have a beautiful vintage original early 1970s Nomad Airguide Auto Compass model 79C in excellent and never used condition! The old adhesive pad is still in place and still un-used! The compass works perfectly and it shows only two tiny ‘pin-prick’ of paint-loss on the silver surface. The high quality 1960s / 1970s US manufactured (Chicago) Airguide auto compasses are the best auto compasses you can buy for your classic car, these compasses also WORK in closed rally cars with metal roof-tops! The silver / grey models were made from the early 1960s until the early 1970s. From then also black models became available. The compasses can be magnetically adjusted with adjusting screws in the bottom. The compass measures L x W x H: 7 x 6 x 8.5 centimetres and it weighs 130 grammes. The 79C model features a metal mounting bracket for fitment to the dash-top of your car. The compass can be mounted with the self adhesive pad or it can be bolted down with two screws. We advise to fit it using the adhesive pad. This NOS almost 50 years old compass still features the original adhesive pad. If you wish we can exchange the old pad for a much stronger and more durable modern black high adhesive version.
These compasses have a push-button, battery operated lamp inside. Regretfully the old lead-jacket AAA-size batteries are no longer available. We sell the compass including a 12 Volt amber coloured LED lamp for those handy customers who want the compass to be lighted at night!
These vintage Airguide compasses were only sold new in the USA, these items are very rare in the rest of the world! These compasses were fitted to all possible ‘continental’ (sports) cars in period. The compass will be a fantastic period accessory and historic touring / rally / holiday aid in your beloved classic car! “Enjoy the Ride!”