Post Number: 138
|Posted on Monday, 02 May, 2016 - 08:28 am: |
Just wanted to share some dash & console differences I have noticed with Australian Delivered cars compared to English delivered cars.
Here is a typical Australian delivered car.
Note the shape of the top roll, small speedo and the radio in the lower console behind the ashtray.
Also I have noticed that Australian delivered cars have the covered (vinyl I think) horn button.
Here is my car that was English delivered.
Both are noted as 72 models.
However there must have been a change between these, as the Australian car has the later flat brake/fuel /coolant warning panels where mine has the individual lights.
I just found this interesting, and don't really know why the top roll is so different, and the small speedo for Australia??
Post Number: 29
|Posted on Monday, 02 May, 2016 - 01:04 pm: |
Hi Pat, how's things?.
The top photo actually looks to be a 1974 or later car, as features the vinyl (cheaper) horn button and small Aussie-spec speedo and updated warning light clusters. Apparently, in 1973 Australian ADR rules required speedos to be a small size so that the entire face was within your central vision!. Silly, yes.
The big elegant original speedo looks much nicer. When I first saw the Aussie speedo, my initial thoughts were that someone had hacked/modified the dash.
Post Number: 140
|Posted on Monday, 02 May, 2016 - 01:17 pm: |
All going well mate, you?
It very well could be, the chap said it was a 72, and I know mine definitely is.
I thought the horn button may have been another dumb ADR thing relating to glare maybe??
I've not really noticed the very round shoulders on the later top roll before until I was doing these images. I was mainly concerned about the speedo.
I will have to check, but I'm pretty sure I can see all of my speedo???
Good excuse for a drive tonight