Before car alarm systems and gearlocks came into use different systems were in use, and some rather primitive and left the car owner with a false sense of security. Walking around in Muizenberg I spotted the car below with an ancient steering bolt lock. A car thief usually took a loppa cutter and snipped the steering wheel to get the bolt lock off and used a vicegrip to steer after hot wiring the car to start the engine.

Remnant from bygone days

Old steering lock

I wonder if this car will pass a roadworthy test.

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