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14 classic dashboards you’d never see in a modern car

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Martin Gurdon of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 29: With their high-tech infotainment systems, sat-navs and multiple driver aids, modern car dashboards are often a thing of wonder – but they don’t tend to offer much individuality.

That’s not always been the case, though. Look back a few years and you’ll find an extraordinary variety of different layouts and designs – from Art Deco-inspired steering columns to early digital efforts that looked like something from an Atari console.

Some were great and some were awful, but all did things a little differently. So join us as we take a trip through dashboard history…

Innovative interiors from motoring history

With their high-tech infotainment systems, sat-navs and multiple driver aids, modern car dashboards are often a thing of wonder – but they don’t tend to offer much individuality.

That’s not always been the case, though. Look back a few years and you’ll find an extraordinary variety of different layouts and designs – from Art Deco-inspired steering columns to early digital efforts that looked like something from an Atari console.

Some were great and some were awful, but all did things a little differently. So join us as we take a trip through dashboard history…

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