Friday, May 13, 2011

The Bizzarrini GT 5300 Dashboard – Two Styles

by Mike - 

When the Bizzarrini GT 5300 was first developed in the early 1960s it had a race car style dash board with the three gauges that can report trouble in a race directly in front of the driver: the oil temperature, oil pressure and engine coolant temperature.

The other gauges, tachometer, speed odometer and gas fuel level gauge were located to the right on the dash board.

This is the series one dashboard.

At least one car journalist complained about this layout in a test drive report which prompted Giotto Bizzarrini to change the dashboard layout and place the tachometer and speed odometer in front of the driver with the other gauges over to the right. He also added wood veneer.

This is called the series two dashboard.

Click on the images for a larger view. 

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