Welcome to Speedometer Art. We are excited to offer rescued speedometers from cars of which many have forever disappeared from our automotive past and transform them into lighted desktop or shelf pieces to be proudly displayed. These treasures are sure to be enjoyed by the generation that drove automobiles from the 1950's and 1960's all the way to the generation of today and the future!
First above picture is from a 1959 Ford.
Second above picture is from a 1964 Ford Galaxie.
Speedometer Art is now offering lighted Motorcycle Speedometers and a custom Windscreen to display them in. Top speed at redline is captured all the while sitting on a desk or shelf. The custom Windscreen Display will be available to be sold seperately for motorcycle fans that have their own speedometers that they would like to display.
Motorcycle speedometer is from a Kawasaki ZX-9 in an optional custom windscreen.
This crucial step is more than finding an old speedometer. We envision a finished product that takes into consideration the artistic beauty the original designers intended in designing a speedometer. Its condition is critical as well. There are very few unrestored speedometers that have survived 40-60 years that meet our high standards. The speedometers we choose, when finished, will look like the speedometer cable has been fastened back on and put back in service. The speedometers will be in the same condition and with the same bumps and bruises acquired through time in its many years of use to it's last registered mile. This means no two will be the same. Each will have it's own well traveled character to enjoy today.
Clean And Set In Driving Position
Once rescued, the speedometers are carefully disassembled and cleaned. The speedometer needle and all other gauges that may be with the speedometer such as fuel, temperature, battery charge, and or oil pressure gauges are set in a driving position so as to give the appearance of motoring down a mid-century two lane road at night.
The Dash Look
Our upholstery team takes over from here. They will create the dash-like look. The upholstery is designed to look like it belongs on the speedometer, looks good at every angle, and enhances the artistic design of the speedometers.
The final step is getting the lighting just right. The lights we use will be bright enough to be seen clearly with your office or home lights on to capture a motion image with the guages set in a driving position.
The final result is a completed Speedometer Dash that is truly a custom piece which showcases past automotive history and creates a "wow" factor moment when seen for the first time.
Each Speedometer Dash takes several weeks to complete. Speedometer Dashes can be purchased from the Speedometer Dash Available For Purchase page which will change as more speedometers are completed. There will be a list of speedometers in different stages of completion that can be purchased at any time.
You now have an opportunity to own one of these exclusive Speedometer Dashes from classic cars of a long gone era.
Top two pictures of a 1963 Ford Galaxie are in the beginning stage.
Bottom two pictures are the side views of a 1953 Mercury.