Whether you call it the dashboard, le tableau de bord or even The Office, as some serious petrol heads do, it can be one of the most appealing and attractive parts of any fine Vintage or Classic car. Dials and switches, some of which have functions long ago replaced by more modern technology, proliferate in impressive array. The numbers and letters are handsome; the knobs and handles often suggest that some heft might be needed to operate them, and that when operated they actually produce real results.

At recent events in Greenwich, Connecticut and New York, NY I saw some very attractive examples:
1962 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato
1956 Ferrari 250MM
1938 Bugatti 57C Atalante
1953 Jaguar C-Type
 1910 Chalmers-Detroit
 1953 Pegaso Z-102
 Bugatti Type 23 Brescia
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter
1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial
 1940 Alvis 12/70
 1934 Delage D8
The tour with sunglasses has some delay due to the bad weather…

Text and photos by CHB’s New York correspondent Walter Jamieson.