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Vintage VW dash mileage counter

The vintage VW dash mileage counter has a magnetic base and the size is about 4x3cm. It is an accessory that you can use to note the mileage of the next fuel fill up or oil change.

After the tank is filled with fuel, you just roll the wheels on the counter to match with the speedometer mileage and you are on the way. You then compare your mileage to it and you know how far you have driven. After about 350 kilometer with your VW bug, it will remind you to fill fuel up again. It is a must have in a vintage car without a fuel gauge. No more notes...

You can call it vintage dash mileage counter or:
vintage mileage counter
KM kilometer counter
mileage counter
mileage minder
kilometre minder
oil change reminder
small mileage counter
manual dash remind counter
dash trip counter
fuel reminder
trip counter
manual odometer
trip odometer
fuel odometer
KM Boy
gas boys
gasboy

Below you see variations sold in in German between 1953-1970.

Vintage VW dash mileage counter source: Vintage VW dash mileage counter source: Autozubehoer Katalog Halt 1965, Page 238
VW T1 Bus with vintage mileage counter VW T1 Bus with vintage mileage counter
kilometer, oil change and departure reminder in white and new old stock kilometer, oil change and departure reminder in white and new old stock
Tankfix Oelwechsel oil change reminder Tankfix Oelwechsel oil change reminder
Tankfix Oelwechsel oil change reminder Tankfix Oelwechsel oil change reminder
Tankfix Abfahrt KM Miles Gauge for VW Split Oval Beetle Tankfix Abfahrt KM Miles Gauge for VW Split Oval Beetle
Tankfix Abfahrt KM Miles Gauge for VW Split Oval Beetle Tankfix Abfahrt KM Miles Gauge for VW Split Oval Beetle
Tankfix Abfahrt KM Miles Gauge for VW Split Oval Beetle Tankfix Abfahrt KM Miles Gauge for VW Split Oval Beetle
white, ivory aged Kilometer Boy white, ivory aged Kilometer Boy
VW T1 Bus with black KM counter VW T1 Bus with black KM counter
kilometer, oil change and departure reminder in black and new old stock kilometer, oil change and departure reminder in black and new old stock
VW T1 Bus with black mileage counter VW T1 Bus with black mileage counter
ABFAHRT, TANKEN ABFAHRT, TANKEN source: GHE Happich 1959, Page 37
TANKEN, ABFAHRT, OEL TANKEN, ABFAHRT, OEL source: Autozubehoer 1964-1965, Page 22
KILOMETER KILOMETER source: Stahlgruber 1966, Page 258
An old point of sale display. The cool display is made of metal, so the store owner could put new magnetic miles counters easily. An old point of sale display. The cool display is made of metal, so the store owner could put new magnetic miles counters easily.
This is the rare Oellux. The Oellux is made of metal and a very early mechanic oil change reminder. It can be mounted on the VW Oval bug steering column. This is the rare Oellux. The Oellux is made of metal and a very early mechanic oil change reminder. It can be mounted on the VW Oval bug steering column.
VW Oval Bug 1953 with Oellux fully loaded - WOW VW Oval Bug 1953 with Oellux fully loaded - WOW
Oellux thumbwheels, the good old quality Oellux thumbwheels, the good old quality
DBGM Chrome Kilometer Counter in my 1959 VW bug DBGM Chrome Kilometer Counter in my 1959 VW bug, view xxl picture
Chrome Kilometer Counter in my 1965 VW bug. The first owner put it in... Chrome Kilometer Counter in my 1965 VW bug. The first owner put it in..., view xxl picture
Made in Germany kilometer dash trip counter in black / silver with a sticker on the rear side. Made in Germany kilometer dash trip counter in black / silver with a sticker on the rear side.
VW T1 Bus dashboard with a made in Germany kilometer trip counter in black / silver. VW T1 Bus dashboard with a made in Germany kilometer trip counter in black / silver.
Made in Germany kilometer dash trip counter in black with a sticker on the rear side. Made in Germany kilometer dash trip counter in black with a sticker on the rear side.
VW T1 Bus dashboard with a made in Germany kilometer trip counter in black. VW T1 Bus dashboard with a made in Germany kilometer trip counter in black.
magnetic KM dash trip counter magnetic KM dash trip counter
VW T1 Bus dashboard with magnetic KM counter. VW T1 Bus dashboard with magnetic KM counter.
VW T1 Bus with magnetic km dash trip counter VW T1 Bus with magnetic km dash trip counter
magnetic KM MILES dash counter magnetic KM MILES dash counter
Volkswagen T1 Bus dashboard with magnetic KM MILES counter. Volkswagen T1 Bus dashboard with magnetic KM MILES counter.
Meko made in East Germany (DDR) KM counter. Period correct and nice only in a Trabant. Meko made in East Germany (DDR) KM counter. Period correct and nice only in a Trabant.