The Kamei foot pedal pad is a flexible plastic cover that slides over the existing gas pedal and is designed to help provide a more comfortable driving position for your foot. There’s a little indentation where your heel goes, making acceleration easier and there’s a side piece that protects the carpet on the tunnel. Its ivory color matches the early Type 34 interior schemes. Practical? We're not sure, but it does look interesting.
The text from this ad from a 1963 Gute Fahrt magazine translates to read “Gas pedal pad, eases foot muscles, and protects the floor mat, for all VW models.” Another ad says “If contamination prevents and freezes up the gas pedal joint, this pad will prevent it from happening."