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Old Mar 23, 2007, 9:52 AM   #1
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Selvin's challenge has prompted me to consider doing a collection of car dashboards. Many of them, especially older models, had very interesting and artistic designs. Since I already have many car photos, I have a running start.

BTW, I'll be away from my computer for the next week on a business/pleasure trip to San Diego and Newport Beach. This will be my last post for a few days.

Here's a 1955 Chrysler Imperial. Note the gear shift on the dashboard.


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And a modern Ford GT sports car.



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More great shots. It is interesting to compare these two cars. One of the most striking contrasts is the steering wheel. The Chrysler has massive wheel whereas the Ford GT has a very small wheel. The difference probably prompted by power steering. Another significant contrast is the placement of instruments and controls. The older cars had the instruments and controls distributed across the dashboard. Later on as manufacturers became more safety conscious, controls and gauges were placed for ease of use by the driver.

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More great shots. It is interesting to compare these two cars. One of the most striking contrasts is the steering wheel. The Chrysler has massive wheel whereas the Ford GT has a very small wheel. The difference probably prompted by power steering. Another significant contrast is the placement of instruments and controls. The older cars had the instruments and controls distributed across the dashboard. Later on as manufacturers became more safety conscious, controls and gauges were placed for ease of use by the driver.

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