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Dashboards

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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 expressed the nuances of a car's individual character. Whether in a single-seater racing car or a family saloon, it is here that function meets form, that ergonomics meets style. Through the expert photography of over 50 monumental cars, this book presents the reader with a broad spectrum of luxury and inventiveness: from the engine-turned metal of the 1937 Cord to the sporting pedigree of the 1953 Aston Martin DB 2/4. David Holland, a meticulous collector and restorer of cars over many years, has devoted his passion and expertise to bring to the reader a wealth of automobile experiences from the past, when many cars were finished by hand. Each classic dashboard is lovingly described and photographed in detail, making this a magnificent book for the general aesthete, just as much as for the enthusiatic connoisseur.

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Presents an array of dashboards throughout the ages. The images included in the book range from the simplicity of the Austin 7 to the opulence of the Duesenberg, from the functional cockpit of the Mercedes racer to the fully equipped cabin of an Aston Martin. Each dashboard is described in detail.

About the Author:

David Holland's lifelong passion for the motor vehicle became a full-time hobby upon his retirement from the business world. He combines restoration and research with active participation in historic racing and contact with collectors and enthusiasts all over the world ^

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