The VW Beetle driver side footrest gives the left foot specific support and protects against fatigue.

The left foot of the driver's needs - especially on longer trips - a safe, sloping support surface. Otherwise, it will inevitably lead to fatigue. Especially with the VW automatic Beetle, the left foot is completely inactive and motionless, so that the foot support is seen as particularly pleasant. The accessory footrest is easily trapped.

The pictures show the Beetle driver side footrest scanned from an german car accessories catalog.

VW Bug automatic driver side footrest accessory
VW Bug automatic side comfort footrest accessory, scanned from Auto Accessories catalog 1968, Page 156