Interiors and Dashboards (interesting and awful!)

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Re: Interiors and Dashboards (interesting and awful!)

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Here are my fleet's dashes at night, I've just taken them and they are not great focus but you get the idea!! :-D
The C5 , note the functioning information screen!!
The C5 , note the functioning information screen!!
MX3, simple and clear, all easy to interpret!
MX3, simple and clear, all easy to interpret!
Suzuki Celerio, all you need and well laid out!
Suzuki Celerio, all you need and well laid out!

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Re: Interiors and Dashboards (interesting and awful!)

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Good effort Mick nice originals,

I like the C5, the green dials and the red pointers look good.

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Daffodil's dash all nicely lit up :D
Daffodil at night...
Daffodil at night...
Very easy on the eye...

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Re: Interiors and Dashboards (interesting and awful!)

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CitroJim wrote:
18 Nov 2020, 08:29
Daffodil's dash all nicely lit up :D
Very easy on the eye...
Yes, green and orange like the SAAB I like very nice.

I have a strange affection for dash lighting at night. I even still remember a Vauxhall Viva we had hired for a week or so back in the 70's. 90% sure it had a purple high beam dash light.....and maybe even one of those horizontal red thermometer speedos (I'm sure there's a proper name for them but you know what I mean).

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Re: Interiors and Dashboards (interesting and awful!)

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Same here Neil and from a very young age too...

The Renault 16TS had a beautiful set of night-time dash illuminations 😎

I well remember the high beam warning lights that looked purple around the edges. Not confined to Vauxhalls of a certain age as far as I recall... A lovely touch 🙂

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My favourite from the 70's was my father-in-law to be's Mk4 Zephyr. The dash had no backlighting at all as such. When you turned on the lights little dots of green appeared everywhere, it looked so sophisticated and made you feel in charge of a space craft!! All the switches and dials were crisp and clear, it was superb! :-D

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Another example of the reverse sweep tacho
another incarnation of todays whatsthisthen?
another incarnation of todays whatsthisthen?
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Crapphone photo
Crapphone photo
Rubbish attempt with phone - forgot to take the camera. I don't usually have the car after dark and this was just to capture the mileage/mpg before resetting after filling up.

Note the lack of a speedo! This was a problem first encountered when bringing the car home.
It is obscured by the steering wheel.