Name That Car Clock: Brightly Colored Clock/Tach Combo

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Yesterday’s Name That Car Clock challenger came from a ’74 Fiat 124 Spider. That clock was very dignified, in a cool Italian sort of way. Today’s NTCC contestant is much more festive, though it’s not from a Ford Festiva. Decide what year/make/model vehicle produced this clock, then make the jump to see if you were right.

1987 Saab 900 Turbo

If you saw the “VDO” molded into the white plastic, you probably figured out that this unit was of European origin. The “ECON” label for the low end of the tachometer suggests a sensible Swedish outlook, and the bright colors suggests Saab lunacy. What did you think it was?



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  • Yes_but_maybe Yes_but_maybe on Mar 04, 2012

    Great use of Helvetica. Is there any other automaker who used Helvetica in its gauges?

  • Ootpek Ootpek on Mar 05, 2012

    I had an 86 900 turbo 3 door. Loved that car! And thanks Pete for reminding me of the manual SUNROOF!!! I loved scaring my passengers by slamming that thing shut quick. Hahahahhaa.

  • Tane94 are both eligible for federal tax credits? That's the big $7,500 question.
  • Jkross22 Toenail says what?
  • MaintenanceCosts This sounds like old-school GM drama!
  • SCE to AUX It's not really a total re-badge since some of the body parts are unique, and the interiors are quite different.As I mentioned the other day, the Tonale has a terrible name and a dim future.As for the Alfa team - guess what, this is how corporate ownership works. You are part of Stellantis partly because you're not viable as a standalone business, and then your overlords decide what's shared among the products.By the way: That Uconnect infotainment system found in Alfas was originally a Chrysler product... you're welcome.
  • Kurkosdr Someone should tell the Alfa Romeo people that they are a badge owned by a French company now.The main reason PSA bought FiatChrysler is that PSA has the technology to enter the luxury market but customers don't want a French luxury car for psychological/mindshare reasons. FiatChrysler has the opposite problem: they have lots of still-respected brands but not always the technology to make good cars. Not to say that if FCA has a good platform, it won't be used in a PSA car.In other words, if those Alfa Romeo buds think that they will remain a silo with their own bespoke platforms and exclusive sheet metal, they are in for a shock. This is just the start.
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