Question of the Week: What car has the coolest gauges?


image 1962 Olds Starfire had the coolest odometer ever that was a horizontal bar that changed colors. Green: 0-30, Yellow: 30-70, and red: 70+!!


1938 DeSoto - reverse paint. Clean and deco.



I think other Oldsmobile had it too. That was going to be my vote too! Thanks for finding the pic for me. The olds steering wheel is also the best!

(The VP of my car club bought a 59 just for that wheel)



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The chrome rings were all rage back in the day.

Something about those 70’s era Firebird/TA dashes that always appealed…in wood grain or machine turned…


1936 Studebaker

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E-Type 1 dash was better looking and more usable with toggle rather than those horrible rockers.


Hum… Interesting. Given the speeds '30s cars could do, that Studebaker speedometer appears to be in KPH.

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I had a red and white one with 2 4bls in the early 60s. The one car I wish never got away.


1979-1983 Datsun 280ZX with the little 1/4 tank inside the regular fuel gauge.https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8330/8106777202_8533140e3e_b.jpg


1979 Thunderbird


My dune buggy.

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Early 60’s Deluxe Reading…one of my favorites


1958 Edsel

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How about the 1955 Citroen DS 21 Presidentielle. Gotta love the wood!

Photo from: Gizmodo Media Group


This was fun. I’ve noticed the instrument panels for years but would never have thought of putting this craftsmanship art to a vote! Thanks for the many good entries! Hard to choose but I’m stuck on those early to mid 60s Chryslers. Mid to late 50s GM instrument panels were extra nice too. Stunning 55 Citroen! My first choice tho is Chrysler.

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Great topic as we enter into this re birth of the EV . Could the up coming taycans dashboard be a good add to this question of favorites image


I have to agree. The E-type instrument cluster is all business and easy to read at any angle. I’m biased because I have a e-type that has been in the family for 39 years. Very reliable and can be driven anywhere any time. It’s always a joy just scanning the gages


Prius…oh ok…


Well I should have said the older MARK II (not Type) because they have your toggle switches and all that burl wood. image


1960 300D Chrysler, 1959 Chevrolet car, 1962 Imperial