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Last week, I got everyone's underpants all nice and restrictive with some hardcore engine porn. This time, I want to stay inside the car, but focus on the bits that we get most intimate with when driving: the dashboard. And there's some incredible ones here.

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I liked the comments and the results from making the captions find the punctum of each photo, so let's try something similar here, but a bit different. I'm going to caption these with the first detail that gets my attention — not carefully considered, like the punctum, but what hits me in the gut first. And, as always, I really want to know what that was for you.

It'll be sort of like word-association. But with lots more pictures of dashboards. Let's go!

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Red piping on that carpet.

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That crescent-moon shape on the end of the needle. I'm surprised it wasn't that taped-on redline.

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That lone red warning light.

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Clear plexi steering wheel! Wow.

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Rivets. Lots of rivets. This is a magnesium-bodied Bugatti, by the way — more on it soon.

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The closeness of that wheel to the hood. And imagining bloody knuckles.

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That oiler inspection window thing bolted to the dash.

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The central steering wheel nut. This is a Model T-based special, and the Model T wheel always alarms me with its incredible sternum-piercing design.

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I want to say the amazing Italian cop controls on the dash of this amazing ex-polizia Alfa wagon, but the first thing to grab my eye is that receipt in the ashtray.

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The color scheme! Red and creamy goodness.

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That amazing speedo unit on the right, with its robot/knight helm looking head.

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Gauges outside the car!

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Wood. So much wood.

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I think that cluster of three gauges caught my eye first, but this is full of great vintage gear.

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Triangular rear-view mirror.

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Red. That's the only thing that floods my brain when I glance at this.

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That clean, crisp instrument binnacle and hood. Weirdly, it feels like something out of an old hospital, but it's lovely.

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The shifter catches my eye, and upon inspection you'll see it's a reverse-H pattern. Very odd.

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That inverted-U shift handle, of course.

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The TV! Of course. This was a diplomat's Rolls, and we can all be happy knowing almost any car you can buy today has a bigger, more colorful screen than this had.

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The blue padding on the sides catches my eyes first. It looks sort of like a confusing seatback.

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That incredible pie-chart tach.

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Banjo steering wheel. This is from a Tatra T87.

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The sheer number of gauges.

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Green crackle-finish paint!

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The detail on the steering shaft just behind the center of the wheel.

Alright! Tell us in the comments what catches your eyes first!

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