What’s The Best Classic Car Sound That’s Not An Engine?
One of the things I love about Porsches is the way the frunk—er, “front trunk”—sounds when it latches into place on a classic 911, 912, 914…you get the idea.
First, it sort of thunks into place, and you hear and feel a bit of reverb from the curved hood hitting another point of contact up front, as it pops back up a smidge against the catch—Germans do seem to enjoy fitting tightly-wound springs to their machines. A gentle, firm push will lock it down into place with a satisfying, muffled latch. Push down when it’s fully open
It’s been the same sound on pretty much every Porsche frunk I’ve closed, from the ’60s ‘til today, and one of those little things I appreciate and—admittedly—look forward to hearing again.
What’s the best classic car sound that’s not an engine?
Photography by: Christian Baumann, Yoav Gilad, Afshin Behnia, Christer Lundem, & Federico Bajetti