You may remember the Joan Claybrook Memorial Speedometer, an artifact of the Malaise Era that topped out at 85 mph (insult one) and highlighted the 55-mph national speed limit (insults two through infinity). It died an unlamented death in the late 1980s, and in a Junkyard Find piece for TTAC, Murilee Martin finds the rare example that adheres to the letter of the law while hurling all over its putative spirit:
Said Martin by way of explanation:
The Merkur XR4Ti also had an 85 mph speedometer, but it was presented with a certain amount of winking and nudging.
Nudge, nudge, say no more.