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The Speedo Quiz Thread...

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Speedo #1, the 'corkscrew' ('wraps around' when you hit 120+!):
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1948 Tucker (The Greatest Car Ever Built).

Speedo #2, the 'pieslice':
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1946 Ford HD truck (the 'pieslice's are gear shift indicators).

Speedo #3, the 'roller':
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the only correctly ID'd one: 1966 Olds Toronado

Speedo #4, the 'bowl':
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1958 Edsel

Speedo #5, hi-tech lighting:
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1960 Imperial (Electroluminescent lighting)

Speedo #6, low-tech lighting:
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1954 Ford (used daylight illumination during the day)

Speedo #7, Police certified:
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1958 DeSoto.

Speedo #8, Police certified, I'll take merely the make here (I don't know that there's anything specifically telling about this one, but the answer should prove to be surprising):
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1960s Studebaker

Speedo #9:
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1937 Cord 812 Supercharged

Speedo #10, the 'horseshoe':
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1958 Plymouth Fury Edited by balthazar
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Speedo #2. The 'pieslice'. What make? Edited by balthazar
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#3, 'the roller'. Make & model? Edited by balthazar
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#4; 'the bowl'. Year & make?: Edited by balthazar
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balthazar, at first I thought you were doing a survey of Speedo swimwear users lol.. Great trivia questions....you have me baffled, I'm going to try a couple.
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Lookie: it 'wraps around' when you hit 120+! What's it from?

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Morgan?....odometer is very low....it looks vintage but new.
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#3, 'the roller'.
make & model?

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At first I want to say Chryco product....Cadillac?
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#3, 'the roller'.
make & model?

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66 Olds Toronado
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#5, high-tech lighting (how so?), year & make: #6, low-tech lighting (how so?), year & make: Edited by balthazar
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Oldsmoboi was correct: #3 is from the '66 Toro. Flybrian: nope.
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#5, high-tech lighting (how so?), year & make:

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#6, low-tech lighting (how so?), year & make:

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#5 looks very mid-60s Buicky..... I don't know why it is "high-tech" unless it was something that was high tech in the 60s and now passe' to me today. Chemo-luminescent maybe?

#6 looks like it has clear plastic behind the cluster and probably uses some sort of sunlight/mirror setup.... which of course is quite usefull at night.
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#7, Police certified, year/make? #8, Police certified, I'll take merely the make here Edited by balthazar
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Oldsmoboi: #5 is NOT Buick, but it IS Electro-Lumenescent lit. #6 IS backlit by daylight, tho it is also electrically lit at night. aaaantoine: #4 is not Studebaker. Wild tho, ain't it? I have always wondered if it 'wraps around' past 120 MPH...
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Speedo #10, make & model? Speedo #11, the 'horseshoe', make & model? Edited by balthazar
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Gee, thought I'd get a bunch more guesses, tho I know I skew vintage too much for most here. Well, rather than repost the pics with their IDs and not wanting to just post a list, I have modified my opening post with the answers. Hope some were eye-openers for those that checked this thread (not many would expect a 160-MPH speedo in a Stude (tho Walt might!)).
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