The all-digital instrument cluster seems to be back in style as more and more automakers are getting rid of the traditional dials that have physical needles to replace them with thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal displays aka TFT LCDs. But these are far from being what you would call a novelty feature to have in a car taking into account during the 1970s and 1980s the automotive world saw more than just a few production models and concepts rocking digital dashboards.

Some were actually quite cool while others were just plain weird. Today, we are taking a trip down memory lane to rekindle with some of the models that in some way one could argue these went on to predict the future. While most are from the 80s, there are a few nice exceptions from other decades here and there. Enjoy.

N.B. This isn’t necessarily a top.

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