I think this would be a good QOTD candidate. I was just browsing the local classifieds and saw a mighty 1986 Toyota Tercel. When I got to the picture of the gauge cluster (every proper car for sale ad should have a picture of the cluster) I had a small chuckle at how stark and minimalist it was....

I don't think you can get much more minimal than that from the factory. Let's see some other good examples of some gauge clusters designed with the mantra of "the less you know the better..."