A Look Back At Digital Gauges

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Whether you're a fan of digital gauges or not, you no doubt remember their prevalence during the glorious 1980s. Everything from the Dodge Daytona Shelby Z to the Nissan 300ZX Turbo to the Chevy C4 Corvette complemented the era's best futuristic vehicle design with digital gauges. Motive Magazine highlighted some of the best, with accompanying videos to demonstrate the awesomeness. Our favorite? Definitely the Buick Riviera with iPhone-rivaling touchscreen media controls. [Motive Mag]



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I see some impressive stuff here. When I was a kid in the 80's. I was obsessed with anything digital or anything that had buttons on it like an elevator for example. The first time I saw a digital dash was an 1985 XF Ford Fairmont Ghia (Falcon based). It blew my mind! But that was just a plain digital speedo with fuel and temp read-outs. it wasn't the fancy stuff that sos10 had shown.