Whether the steering wheel is on the right or the left, there are still some common elements to all cars that allow anyone that knows how to drive to jump in anything from a Chevy to a Lamborghini and take off.
(Though it may take a minute to figure out how to turn on the windshield wipers. The good thing is you only need to know that when it's raining.)
OObject has an online collection of 17 classic car user interfaces aka dashboards.
To check out more dashboards of classic cars, check out the book, Dashboards, by David Holland.