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Favourite car dials/interiors

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What are your favourite car interiors and dials? I love 80's digital dash design!

I'll get the ball rolling with this analogue offering! The Lexus IS200/IS300 gauge cluster

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the lexus chronograph dash was fab when it came out in the is200, i think this has to be the best dashes of all time

interceptor mk1

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mk2

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and the facel vega that was metal hand painted with feather to look like wood

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My MG was my favourite, classic dials (not my picture)

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most british dashboards in fact, i dont think the germans have ever made a particularly nice one, or interior for that matter.

Jag mk10

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porsche 928 was funky and the binnacle moved with the wheel

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citroen ds

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Years ago I was asked if I would put my Vette in a car display, amongst other manufacturers that were there with cars was TVR. 

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My Vette

Don’t be fooled by the speedometer being pinned at 85mph it was a Yank thing back in the late 70’s early 80’s, 6500rpm on a worked over 500hp small block Chevy was serious license losing speeds. Fortunately on this occasion there were no plods around 

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

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13 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

Years ago I was asked if I would put my Vette in a car display, amongst other manufacturers that were there with cars was TVR. 

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My Vette

Don’t be fooled by the speedometer being pinned at 85mph it was a Yank thing back in the late 70’s early 80’s, 6500rpm on a worked over 500hp small block Chevy was serious license losing speeds. Fortunately on this occasion there were no plods around 

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

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i once covered 350 miles in 3 hours 40 minutes in a Porsche 928 on a saturday afternoon in the uk...i might have been doing the driving, back in 1997...no one can prove it now though...Luck. 

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16 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

Classic memory,

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ive always thought there was nothing like an old jag inside when merc first brought the s class into this country the importers showed them a mk10 jag to show mb that rubber mats would never do...the germans replied...you brits you want thick carpets and then put rubber mats over them 

s1 vdp

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16 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

i once covered 350 miles in 3 hours 40 minutes in a Porsche 928 on a saturday afternoon in the uk...i might have been doing the driving, back in 1997...no one can prove it now though...Luck. 

I’m sure we could swap incriminating stories of big speed all night long.

My problem was I kept getting caught. 

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

One that springs to mind, I’m all out in a Pontiac Trans Am on the old A8, Bathgate to Edinburgh. I passed under a flyover and spotted the plod sitting on it so as we said up my way I was offski

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But even back then they were a bit smarter than me and turned up at my house a few hours later.

“Are you the owner of this vehicle parked outside ??”

“Are you sure you’ve got the right person”

”How many cars with a big Eagle on the bonnet that sound like a tank do you think there are in this small town Sir”

:biggrin:

 

 

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5 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

I’m sure we could swap incriminating stories of big speed all night long.

My problem was I kept getting caught. 

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

One that springs to mind, I’m all out in a Pontiac Trans Am on the old A8, Bathgate to Edinburgh. I passed under a flyover and spotted the plod sitting on it so as we said up my way I was offski

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But even back then they were a bit smarter than me and turned up at my house a few hours later.

“Are you the owner of this vehicle parked outside ??”

“Are you sure you’ve got the right person”

”How many cars with a big Eagle on the bonnet that sound like a tank do you think there are in this small town Sir”

:biggrin:

 

 

i know offski Burnley isnt that far from Scotland we are virtually brothers...in 1993 I raced a rover 827si in my 635csi it turned out to be plod...i had to do a quick left turn near skipton at just over a 000 plus 1 i was lucky...but in 1998 i got done fair and square in a v12 xjs over a ton...i had to hand in my license for a bit and the local plod made me feel it. I'd been a criminal lawyer for a while at the time and got a few off much to the displeasure of said local plod...and they made me feel it, i sat there in the plod reception at the station in nelson to hand in my license etc and one of my clients came in...unfortunately not one i'd got off...i was not popular with either plod, the big nutter crim, or my dad who had to go and collect my jag from the stations back yard. I had to bus it home. 

as @BlueKnight knows plod are too smart. 

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20 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

 

as @BlueKnight knows plod are too smart. 

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Coincidently when I had my first Vette

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And the small block also had a bit of a makeover I was on my way up to Scotland and an XJS was up my chuff on the M74.

I gave the loud pedal a bit of a squeeze but he was still on my tail. What do they top out at, 135/140mph ???

It was nip and tuck but he never got past me.

Now I’m lucky if I can get up to the ASDA without getting lost on the way there and if I get there remembering what I actually went for.

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

 

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2 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

Coincidently when I had my first Vette

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And the small block also had a bit of a makeover I was on my way up to Scotland and an XJS was up my chuff on the M74.

I gave the loud pedal a bit of a squeeze but he was still on my tail. What do they top out at, 135/140mph ???

It was nip and tuck but he never got past me.

Now I’m lucky if I can get up to the ASDA without getting lost on the way there and if I get there remembering what I actually went for.

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

 

the v12 HE was good for 180 but limited not electronically but by the 3 speed auto to 152 and it was a comfy 4700rpm at that...hence my handing in my license :laughing2dw:

the car remained almost silent between 130 and 150 and totally stable. 

1 minute ago, Nigelp said:

Now I’m lucky if I can get up to the ASDA

my dad drives me now 

i go upstairs and forget what for 

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18 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

the v12 HE was good for 180 but limited not electronically but by the 3 speed auto to 152 and it was a comfy 4700rpm at that...hence my handing in my license :laughing2dw:

the car remained almost silent between 130 and 150 and totally stable. 

 

Yep my old XJ12 was pretty much silent progress regardless of speed.

Any way back to dashboards for a bit

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2 hours ago, deano1956 said:

70s with a modern twist:biggrin:

deano

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I always preferred the “hump” dials, were they in the older or newer 1600E’s and maybe Escort 1300E’s I can’t remember now a days but I’m thinking older ??

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the dash in the hallmark 633csi had solid silver fittings...can't find a pic otherwise it was just e24

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but who needs a nice dash when youve got a front like that

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1 hour ago, BondandBigM said:

Yep my old XJ12 was pretty much silent progress regardless of speed.

Any way back to dashboards for a bit

:biggrin:

I always preferred the “hump” dials, were they in the older or newer 1600E’s and maybe Escort 1300E’s I can’t remember now a days but I’m thinking older ??

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yep bond  early Cortina MK 2 1600E 67 up to 68 from 69 to 70 face lift  clocks in dash, different centre console ( full), :thumbsup:

footballers car of the day!

deano

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25 minutes ago, lovingtheclock said:

how about some quirky French goodness?

and some more,

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and a 1936 Cord,

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1931 Dusenberg,

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9 hours ago, WRENCH said:

Dash on the "hood",

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GTO

The original heads up display

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10 hours ago, deano1956 said:

yep bond  early Cortina MK 2 1600E 67 up to 68 from 69 to 70 face lift  clocks in dash, different centre console ( full), :thumbsup:

footballers car of the day!

deano

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My first car, an “F” reg 68 MK2 Cortina

Bought for the princely sum of £60

:biggrin:

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