Door Handles

Test your door handle IQ, first edition

We’re starting a new series called “test your door handle IQ.” As the name implies, the concept is similar to the steel wheel quizzes that we have been publishing regularly for a couple of years now but it deals with door handles from vintage cars.

Can you identify the make and model that the following door handles come from? It’s not as impossible as it might sound – we’ve picked door handles that are relatively easy to recognize and we’ve done our best to include a generous amount of sheetmetal in the picture to help you out.

Note that there are several right answers for some of these.

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23 thoughts on “Test your door handle IQ, first edition

  1. This looks easy, I’ll have a go:

    1. Renault 4 (rear door)
    2. (something Italian)
    3. Fiat 126
    4. Citroen CX
    5. Mercedes/Puch G
    6. (Italian?)
    7. ?
    8. ?
    9. Land Rover
    10. (French?)

  2. My guess:
    1. Renault 4
    2. Alfa Romeo (don’t know the model)
    3. ?
    4. Citroën CX
    5.?
    6. Peugeot (505 or 305)
    7. ?
    8 Volvo 240 series
    9, ?

    • 1. Correct.
      2. Correct, it’s a GTV6.
      3. Italian.
      4. Correct.
      5. German, built in Austria.
      6. Looks like it but nope, the lock’s not in the right place. It’s British.
      7. Japanese.
      8. Correct. 164 would have worked, too.
      9. British.
      10. German.

  3. 1) 4L, porte arrière, en effet.
    2) Lancia
    3) Fiat 128
    4) GS
    5) Renault Trafic
    6) 505
    7) Une Jap ? La première Miata / MX 5
    8) Dur…
    9) Defender ?
    10) Simca

    • 1. 4L, c’est ca.
      2. Pas une Lancia mais une italienne.
      3. Presque, pas tout a fait.
      4. Comme 3 – pas loin.
      5. Non, c’est allemand fabrique en autriche.
      6. Ca y ressemble mais le barillet n’est pas au bon endroit. C’est anglais.
      7. MX-5, effectivement.
      8. Suedois.
      9. Correct.
      10. Allemand.

    • 1. Correct.
      2. Non, mais italien.
      3. Presque.
      4. Non, mais c’est bien une francaise.
      5. Pas un trafic, c’est allemand.
      6. Pas une 505, c’est anglais.
      7. Correct.
      8. Suedois.
      9. Correct.
      10. Non, allemand.

  4. 1. Renault 4
    2. Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV
    3. Fiat 126
    4. Citroen CX
    5. Mercedes-Benz G-Klasse
    6. Range Rover Classic 5 doors
    7. Mazda Miata-Mx-5 Mk.1
    8. Volvo 144
    9. Land Rover
    10. Looks like some “Michelotti’s designed” car, probably BMW “xx02”

    • 1. Correct.
      2. Nope, Italian.
      3. It’s Italian, smaller than a Riva / 124.
      4. You’re very close.
      5. German, built in Austria.
      6. It looks like a 505 door handle but the lock’s not in the right place. This is British.
      7. Correct, first-gen MX-5 Miata.
      8. Nope, Swedish.
      9. Correct.
      10. Not a Citroen, it’s German.

  5. 1 Renault 4 rear door
    2 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV 1st series
    3 Polski Fiat 126
    4 Citroen CX 1st series
    5 Mercedes-Benz G463 or Kleintransporter (200-300 series)
    6 Range Rover
    7 Mazda MX5
    8 Volvo 240 series, could also be late 140 or late 164
    9 Early LR, Pre SIIIA
    10 BMW 02 series ti/tii

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