EmTee

The Wide Variety of Buick Dashboard Designs

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I was inspired by the photos posted in John D's '2500 Mile Challenge' thread.  I think that Buicks have historically had some of the most interesting instrument panel designs,  So, without further delay I'll kick it off with my '67 Riviera drum speedometer.  Now, let's see yours!   ;)

 

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OK I'll Play.

My 1958 Buick Limited dash.

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I went out to the garage and snapped these three pics (you already put up the coolest one, my 67 Riviera.

Below are my 2016 Cascada,  1967 LeSabre and 1952 Special.  Mine look more like survivors than show cars but you still can appreciate the character of the different designs.

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Here's mine.  1915 McLaughlin showing oil sight gauge, ignition and light switch, with a speedometer.  The empty holes are for the choke or strangler cable and dash lamp yet to be installed.  Btw it is a painted board.  Regards, Gary

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Our (former) 1914 B-37 Touring, now with a friend in Texas-

Note the oil sight glass and the instrument light

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11 hours ago, CBloomberg said:

Below are my 2016 Cascada,  1967 LeSabre and 1952 Special.

 

I like that '52 -- I don't believe I've ever seen one of those in person!

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28 minutes ago, old-tank said:

Still triple turbine?

Absolutely!  I love the silky smooth Triple Turbine!

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I am constantly surprised to learn of the number of cars that have what I call a "rolling ribbon" speedometer; like on the '59 Electra, above.  Oldsmobile used it from 1959 through 1962.  Oldsmobile called it the "Safety Spectrum" speedometer.  At one time I thought it was unique to Oldsmobile.  Ah, naïveté!

 

I wonder how accurate they are?  I suspect not very.

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That '59 dash is wild -- seems like you should be looking at the moon through that windshield!  "10, 9, 8, 7..."

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I hope more folks post up here because I love these pictures. My humble, modified dash. The guy I bought it from obviously did some changes, not all of which I like. The POS stereo he put in it is so gross and out of place I removed the face plate and will not put it in. Looking for a decent replica to install.

 

 

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I think my 61 has a beautiful dash layout, with the mirror-matic speedo and center stack layout that in my opinion, was ahead of its time...

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These are great -- keep 'em coming!  ;)

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On ‎7‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 8:59 PM, EmTee said:

That '59 dash is wild -- seems like you should be looking at the moon through that windshield!  "10, 9, 8, 7..."

 

More like" Ground control to major Krum. Check ignition and may  God's luck be with you. "

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I think that it's really neat to see the design/style progression from early 50's to the mid 60's in this series of photos.  ;)

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I've always liked engine turned dashboards!  ;)

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If George Jetson drove a Buick this might be how he would have expected the dash to look... all digital with a touch screen to control AC, Heat Radio and more in the center... all in 1988.

 

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