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Defining details: famous features that make cars stand out

Autocar Logo By Ronan Glon of Autocar | Slide 1 of 28: The form they take on changes from model to model. Some are intentional while others entered the automotive encyclopedia purely by accident. They’re styling cues, technical layouts or upholstery choices that often split the difference between board meeting-bred machines and vehicles with a little bit more soul. From the emblematic to the obscure, here are some of the details that have defined cars and, in some cases, entire manufacturers.

Defining details add character to a car.

The form they take on changes from model to model. Some are intentional while others entered the automotive encyclopedia purely by accident. They’re styling cues, technical layouts or upholstery choices that often split the difference between board meeting-bred machines and vehicles with a little bit more soul. From the emblematic to the obscure, here are some of the details that have defined cars and, in some cases, entire manufacturers.

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