Last Call: Real Instruments Edition


One of the 1958 Corvette’s touted features was a bank of “real instruments” and sure enough the dash was redesigned that year to place the dials front and center before the driver rather than strewn willy-nilly. Add to that an available fuel injected V8 and the Corvette was well on its way from cruiser to bruiser.
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8 responses to “Last Call: Real Instruments Edition”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar
    Batshitbox

    Corvette buyers’ response after the switch was difficult to gauge, but certain indicators allowed GM to dial in the arrangement of the dash.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      They tried a focus group but the panel turned out to be a real cluster…

      1. 0A5599 Avatar
        0A5599

        That’s a tach-y thing to say. They were instrumental.

        1. mdharrell Avatar

          No, from what I heard on the horn they got on the clock but then keyed in on it as a temp gig and choked.

          1. gerberbaby Avatar

            I’m gauging by your response, you had to dash out of the room to look in the mirror to see if the leading indicators were still cluster-ed in the Control Tower.

          2. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

            I think you’re just needling the other commenters, revving them up and fueling their displeasure, hoping to find some indicator that they’ll rollover and switch their tune. I haven’t seen knobbish behavior on such a sweeping scale in some time.

    2. Lokki Avatar
      Lokki

      Blinks What did you just say?

  2. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    So that’s what the mirrors on a Corvette are for.
    And they say Miatas are girl’s cars.

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