The blue-painted dashboard is a real eye-catcher on this short-bonnet Mercedes-Benz L 2624/6x4 from 1969 which was converted for the transport of long ironwares. The vehicle also gained a name for itself thanks to the simple yet robust technology on-board, as is reflected in the unassuming instruments of the cockpit.

D598876 From a coach box to a high-tech cockpit: how the truck driver's workplace has changed over the past 60 years