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Dashboards / David Holland.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: London : Phaidon, 1994.ISBN:
  • 0714831727
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 629.273 20
Summary: The lure of the classic car is undeniable, and one of the quintessential features of any classic car is the dashboard. In gleaming metal, polished wood or padded leather, the dashboard has always conveyed much of a car's individual character. Whether in a single-seater racing car or a family saloon, it is here that function meets form, ergonomics meets style. Placing the reader behind the wheel of over fifty cars, this unusual book presents a fascinating array of dashboards through the ages. From the raw simplicity of the Austin 7 to the magnificent opulence of the Duesenberg, from the functional cockpit of a Mercedes Grand Prix racer to the fully equipped cabin of an Aston Martin DB2/4, each dashboard has been photographed and described in detail. Drawn from a truly international selection of classic dashboards, this book is full of interest for every classic car enthusiast.
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The lure of the classic car is undeniable, and one of the quintessential features of any classic car is the dashboard. In gleaming metal, polished wood or padded leather, the dashboard has always conveyed much of a car's individual character. Whether in a single-seater racing car or a family saloon, it is here that function meets form, ergonomics meets style. Placing the reader behind the wheel of over fifty cars, this unusual book presents a fascinating array of dashboards through the ages. From the raw simplicity of the Austin 7 to the magnificent opulence of the Duesenberg, from the functional cockpit of a Mercedes Grand Prix racer to the fully equipped cabin of an Aston Martin DB2/4, each dashboard has been photographed and described in detail. Drawn from a truly international selection of classic dashboards, this book is full of interest for every classic car enthusiast.