Most Beautiful Car Interiors

Most Beautiful Car Interiors

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DennisTheMenace

15,600 posts

240 months

Sunday 1st February 2009
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And you can scare the driver by shoving your hand behind the console and grabbing thier leg hehe

dme123

8,365 posts

161 months

Sunday 1st February 2009
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I'm afraid that for me that S80 (and the modern Audi/BMW efforts) is just drabness personified - I've seen coffins with more welcoming looking interiors. How can anyone consider those beautiful compared to an Alfa 166, or even the current Jaguar XJ - both proving that a modern interior doesn't have to be a miserable grey sea of plastic.

Dave

va1o

15,957 posts

179 months

Sunday 1st February 2009
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The latest Volvo offerings do look very nice

Alfa_75_Steve

7,489 posts

172 months

Sunday 1st February 2009
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dme123 said:
I'm afraid that for me that S80 (and the modern Audi/BMW efforts) is just drabness personified - I've seen coffins with more welcoming looking interiors. How can anyone consider those beautiful compared to an Alfa 166, or even the current Jaguar XJ - both proving that a modern interior doesn't have to be a miserable grey sea of plastic.

Dave
The 166 interior is very nice.

But, the reason I nominate the S80 is that it's absolutely impeccably built. It just oozes understated class and quality. And it's so comfortable.

dme123

8,365 posts

161 months

Sunday 1st February 2009
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I can't argue with the build - the S60 I tried would absolutely shame any current BMW - but I can't say they're very beautiful.

Dave

Blukoo

3,812 posts

169 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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I love the seats in the 599, and I guess the rest isn't too bad either.


Emsman

6,867 posts

162 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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Might be a strange choice, but my vote goes to the Jensen Interceptor.
Cant find a picture though.


Fabric 2.2

3,672 posts

164 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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cloud9

Self confessed gadget freak

Tadite

560 posts

156 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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I love the Volvo interiors and the Morgan is just amazing. I really wish more companies would use Machine Turned dash-boards.

Even Bentley only use it rarely.


DBSV8

5,463 posts

210 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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If your going to have a decent interior you need a decent stereo

heres a proper hairy chested 70s interior and one of the best ..............stereos......err engine noises
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpq1_AphUSY
muira




Daytona



Edited by DBSV8 on Monday 2nd February 05:59

dcb

5,524 posts

237 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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jackal said:
just stunning IMO... will never be beaten:

+1 - IMHO one of the very best. Mine's on 98K,
eight years old and I'm still waiting for the first
rattle or squeak.

Austere yet solid, I think. Just how I like it.

You can keep your Binatone-style speedo chrome rings and
Amstrad-style brushed aluminium stripes as merely an attempt
at decoration, but in reality it's just dreck that you will
tire of after a few years.

And thinking about it, cream or butter-yellow footwells
are worth avoiding too.

kieranbennett

304 posts

182 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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Los Angeles said:
Airbag said:
kieranbennett said:
Always liked the Morgan interior as a bit of a modern classic:
I love the design, but the airbag wheel, modern shift level and radio spoil it for me.
I absolutely agree. Morgan was caught between up-dating an icon and having to install contemporary elements to meet modern safety standards. Dealers won't remove the steering wheel but aftermarket boys will replace it with something more in character. Then again, the exterior of the car is not a fully successful reinterpretation of a classic Morgan. It's a bit of a curate's egg.


Edited by Los Angeles on Monday 2nd February 07:10
Completely agree about the wheel and stereo, I couldn't find a picture with a decent replacement. I saw a Aero 8 at the Prescot hill climb with a wheel trimmed in the same (or very similar) leather to the interior with the central spokes machined in the same pattern as the dash

eowen

16,699 posts

237 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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I really liked my A8 interior:



and I think the Elise/Exige has a nice simplicity:


Crusoe

3,891 posts

203 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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TSO marcos




Alfa Mito interior is nice for the supermini sector.



hummer concept dash



Maserati 3200GT



maserati quattroporte

Beedub

1,920 posts

198 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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Airbag said:
kieranbennett said:
Always liked the Morgan interior as a bit of a modern classic

I love the design, but the airbag wheel, modern shift level and radio spoil it for me. If I had my druthers I'd have one made up with a fancy bespoke retro-inspired unit, that would be perfect!
loved the interior until i say the gear lever which looks massive and more to the point looks modeled on crytons head. terrible choice their.


KingJeff 4th

4,519 posts

156 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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Looks like a BMW one to me, but i agree, bit out of place.

How about this then:



Only a concept though.

I always liked the dials on the old IS i must say:



Although maybe looking tired now (bit like me in my old age)

Beedub

1,920 posts

198 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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i am going to be very biased here as one of the main reasons i brought my //m was because of its interior which really is a lovely place to be, out of shot is the leather bucket(with hard shell suede backs) seats as good as ive experienced!! The leather wieved into to carbon design looks very classy.



for me this is ultimate, the thought of being sat their makes my hairs stand up!!



Edited by Beedub on Monday 2nd February 10:41

RicksAlfas

11,520 posts

216 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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DirtyHarry88 said:
This looks like some Braun calculator buttons stuck onto wood effect Formica.


IMHO there shouldn't be any mainstream German interiors in this thread. No matter how well screwed together people think they are, they have never been beautiful!!

Alexj800

4,286 posts

189 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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I think it looks nice, although they had to make the steering wheel square smile


flemke

22,735 posts

209 months

Monday 2nd February 2009
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MJK 24 said:
I like the McLaren F1 and it's interior a lot but I personally don't care for the colour scheme used in this particular car. Am I correct in thinking this car has been retrimmed since production? How did a radio find its way in there too?!
Yes, this was a retrim done in 2001.
Radio was retrofit done by factory at same time as retrim.
No cars left production line with a radio - Gordon Murray was against having them in the car.