Quoted from MrBally:
No big deal, but it was 85 MPH speedometers per the FMVSS. Actually had to have a pin so the needle wouldn't go past 85. If one of the few digital ones, 85 was tops.
I had a '77 Lincoln Mark V. I always thought 80 was tops but now I see the the "5" and the "85" were just lines with no numbers. I have a favorite place in Oklahoma where I like to open it up. And I actually twisted the speedo cable in half because I exceeded 85 mph. It felt like I was going really really fast.
My current vehicle shows up to 120, like the old days. The Kansas Turnpike is posted at 75mph. Everybody, even grandma, is moving. 85 is a nice cruising speed.
My old Corvette showed 160mph. I'm starting to wish I had that car back.
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