11: Car Phones
Back before a life where we had a cellular phone on us at all times, only the elite could afford to chat on the go. This was done by having a hard-wired carphone installed in your vehicle. Service was connected through satellites and only the elite could afford this feature. The Porsche 930 Slantnose and Mercedes 560SEL were two of the first cars to have this feature.
One of the last cars that incorporated a built-in phone was the Lexus SC400 sports car. Having a car phone was a nice feature but cellphones advanced so quickly that automakers didn’t see a need to include them anymore. Still, if you had a carphone back in the ’80s you had something major.