Here we have a beautiful vintage original late 1970s Nomad Airguide Auto Compass ‘The Scottsdale’ model 1601 in superb condition! The compass comes with an instructions leaflet. The high quality 1960s / 1970s US manufactured (Chicago) Airguide auto compasses are the best you can buy for your classic car, these compasses also WORK in closed rally cars with metal roof-tops! This is the last model fully manufactured of hard plastic, functionally on par with its predecessors. The compass 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. This 1601 model features a plastic mounting bracket for fitment to the dash-top of your car. The compass can be mounted with a self adhesive pad or it can be bolted down with two screws. We advise to fit it using double sided black car-tape. A superb example in top condition!
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!”