Journal: Which Detail on Your Car Excites You Most?

Which Detail on Your Car Excites You Most?

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
May 23, 2013
35 comments

When you’re amongst the rare, imposing machines of the Mille Miglia, it’s easy to lose yourself in awe of these beauties, but when admiring a car as a whole, it’s important not to forget notice the minute details that express the proud craftsmanship of the bygone eras. We photographed a few of our favorite details from the Mille Miglia to share below.

Now we’d love to hear from you. Which detail on your car excites you the most? Feel free to share photos in the comment section below.

Join the Conversation
Related

Leave a Reply

Adam Holter
Adam Holter

The top-of-fender mounted turn signals on my Dart. Fantastic little touch.

[url=”http://365daysofdart.blogspot.com/2013/04/details.html”]http://365daysofdart.blogspot.com/2013/04/details.html[/url]
[img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Tle4AjSPI4Q/UVrE8dNwzoI/AAAAAAAAAbg/-aHzxDmHhrw/s400/DSC_0098.jpg[/img]

Kirk Robinson
Kirk Robinson

I don’t own one, but have always loved the oil caps on Alfa Romeo spiders (and other models, I believe) from the 70’s. Rather than being plastic with some committee-approved, soul-less universal symbol for oil, like what you get on many modern cars, the alfa oil cap is chrome and simply reads “olio” – which I think is much more cheerful, and adds to the car(s) Italian personality.

Bob Vidman
Bob Vidman

My car at least has a classic name, Mustang. I really love the C pillar and rear quarter area for many reasons. The stamping is very complex with several creases that blend into the beautiful fastback roofline. The flush glass makes the visual image smooth and uninterrupted. My 2013 base car has no satellite wart on the trunk. The fuel door is a spring-loaded affair with no screw on cap. The door is the cap! That is a classic detail from way back.

Gilberto Jimenez
Gilberto Jimenez

The factory front end on my 87 Jetta. No round light conversion or wide bar grill!:D

Jim Bair
Jim Bair

I like the headlight treatment on the E28 M535i – the large/small low/high beams, the wiper assemblies, and the nearby grille emblem that only says “///M” on these early cars. Very BMW stealth mode.

Jim

David Dang
David Dang

The view of the nice big rear end of my 2003 540it! 🙂

Maximilian Groß
Maximilian Groß

The little bulb on the hood. The pop-up headlights, resting in their sots. The small day driving lights. And of course my vintage Nardi.

Nar
Nar

I really love the wedge like silhouette of my CRX. Also i think the best part of the car is the rear end, the split glass in the hatch is easily a unique feature and comes especially handy for parking. 🙂

Daniel B
Daniel B

…the nice original early Jaeger instruments on my MG B Mk I from 63.

Forgeryfade
Forgeryfade

I own a Sarion so goes without saying… The B-pillar

Shane Elliott
Shane Elliott

The flared wheel arches on the BMW 8-series. Not mine in the photo as none of the pics I have of mine really show it.

CJ David
CJ David

I love the kidney grille of my e24 6 series. The way it’s canted forward and ever so slightly curved, and the way the rest of the front end pulls back from it to give the car that unmistakable “shark nose.” I love how classy and aggressive the car looks because of it.

ianb
ianb

Although I wouldn’t class my car as a classic (e39 touring), I still appreciate it. I like the little crease on the front wing which stops for the wheelarch before continuing the length of the car. I like the view from the rear – how it sits low and wide. I like the rear light clusters and the line above it which runs below the rear window. Oh and the little torch in the glovebox – the little holder for it is also charges it 🙂

Leucea Alexandru
Leucea Alexandru

This makes me wet my pants when exposed:

JB21
JB21

Oh yeah, baby, yeah!!

Johannes Roussel
Johannes Roussel

This is (in my opinion) the signature of the 914…

Kuroneko
Kuroneko

Ahhh… the 914 pop-up light anti-finger trapping panel. Designed to give way smoothly so as not to trap errant fingers when the lights close. Very Porsche.

David Dang
David Dang

On my 1971 2800cs, it has to be the BMW roundels on the c-pillars.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

Yum! I think you’re going to love a couple of the articles and Quick Takes we have planned over the next couple of weeks. 🙂
Do check back!

Dave T
Dave T

I love the wheels on my 1979 BMW 320i. They are understated, classy, and undeniably German. And a little filthy, in this photo.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

Love that color!

JB21
JB21

I don’t particularly own an “interesting” car per se, I like the mute button on the stereo in my VW Mk5 GTI. When you press it, it makes the same sound as the one that you press to call flight attendant in an airplane.
I also remember liking the blinker clicks that my 84 Alfa Spider made (but only when blinkers were working, which was, time to time).

Josh Clason
Josh Clason

I love GTI’s new and old.

The blinker clicks in our production E34 wagon is very solid which I have noticed liking before.

Darren Lane
Darren Lane

I just love the front of my car, just love the lines, but if it had to be a single detail its the headlamp covers.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Lots of details I love on the Daytona but right now I’m fascinated by the lip on the boot lid edge. Seems a much neater solution the a boot lid spoiler to disturb the air coming off the back of the car.

Kuroneko
Kuroneko

Curiously, the same feature on my S800 also intrigues…

Wouter Hagendoorn
Wouter Hagendoorn

The rear. What can i say……

Fritz
Fritz

One of my favourite details on my Fiat Panda MK1 is the front grille design, at its time the result of very cost efficient car production 🙂

My one has the Fiat badge on the left = 4 cylinder engine
Versions with Fiat badge on the right = 2 cylinder Fiat 500 engine

Yanick Kuper
Yanick Kuper

One of my favorite details? Leather strap hood belts. There’s just something about them.
Here are some of my example pics from the MM.

Cheers,
Yanick

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

I love this script.

Trackdust
Trackdust

The original grille of the Alfa Romeo 156 (in this case my Sportswagon)

Lorenzo Bracchetti
Lorenzo Bracchetti

I think the badge…..

Walter Moore
Walter Moore

I’ve always been partial to how discrete the old Audi S-badges are (seen here on my ’95 S6). Something very German about it.

Dan Woodward
Dan Woodward

Some great pictures. I think the 300SL wing vents stand out as being one of the greatest design elements ever fitted to a car.

If I had to pick a favourite detail of my own then I think it’d be the concave rear screen. Or the interior door triggers.

Dan Woodward
Dan Woodward

Don’t think that worked.