Tape loops forever! This barebone’d, woodgrain’d beauty is an Japanese made Voxmobil S-4 8-track tape deck. And no, it’s not missing it’s case. Apparently, this is exactly how the underdash mount device was meant to look.
You would delicately guide your cartridge into the deck using the metal rail. Once inserted, you’d deftly pull the black lever towards you, snapping the capstan roller into place and securing the cartridge like a cold war border guard.
Along with the self adhesive vinyl wood finish, note how the “Channel” knob looks like it came off a 1960s cigarette vending machine.