9. Headlight Wipers
If your 1980s-ish car had headlight wipers chances are you were a baller. These chicken wing-sized blades cleared the lamps during inclement weather or when the lenses were covered in dirt. Think of them as the infotainment system of the day; they were high-tech and sought after… maybe.
These wipers were a staple feature of Volvo and Mercedes-Benz cars from this time period. And come on, who can argue with extra complexity and maintenance afforded by this technology, especially when the payoff is so irrelevant? Classify them with power antennas, bag phones and the column shifter… GLORIOUS!