If you are serious, here is what I remember from my research early in my Cobra build days.
The layout of the gages put the speedo low near the center of the dash. At high speeds, the driver needs to keep is vision on the road as much as possible, but still needs to check out the Tach and Speedo from time to time.
The reverse speedo places the pointy end of the needle closer to the tach at track speeds so the driver can glimps both at the same time. Also depending on several other aspects, the steering wheel does not block the view.
Somewhere, some time ago...I thought I read that it had something to do with the internal mechanics of the gauge...fewer parts (gears) needed because the direction of the spin didn't have to be "reversed" to move the the needle in the direction that we know today.
The origonal speedos were built in Australia as a budgeting concern with the low bidder saving 1 shilling over the local provider, and as we all know everything down under spins backwards (ie toilets and sinks) oh no sorry different century they wouldnt have done that back then, never mind.
Its a conspiracy. Its so police heading in your opposite direction can tell how fast you are going by looking in their rear view mirrors after they pass you. Trust me on this one I know.....shhhh their at my door.
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