The Giulietta has an evolution of the 156 handle but in the form of the "strap" handle the Mercedes uses. The shape of this handle is just the right balance of rounded section with some detail. I vote this my favourite especially in the original satin finish.To look at, I like the hidden rear handles and the 'retro' push-button front door handles on the 156. The fact that they face up to catch the water and require a push AND pull action makes them less practical than the pull handles on my merc.
Sounds good!The Giulietta has an evolution of the 156 handle but in the form of the "strap" handle the Mercedes uses. The shape of this handle is just the right balance of rounded section with some detail. I vote this my favourite especially in the original satin finish.
For practicality, it has to be pull; door open in one smooth action with one digit.the 156's are a treat for sure.
we should start a poll: do you prefer lift, pull or push door handles
that's a good call, for sure - but i don't think the Daytona used them. From memory, it used those slim tabs like on the Ferrari 308 that you pulled toward you. Can't remember now if they were located vertically or horizontally on the Daytona.No contest, on a reasonably modern car it's the beautiful long oval shape of an S2,3 and 4 Alfa spider. So lovely it was also used on Ferrari Daytona and 412.
The Tesla ones have lights under them that come on when the handles come out. The neighbour opposite has one and it's kinda spooky. Better than the BMW version where the light stays in the recess.Fiat Barchetta ones are very nice. The 156 is a given. Coming right up to date, the completely flush handles on a Tesla S are pretty cool.
The Fiat 500 handle is very similar but the cut between moving handle and escutcheon bit is angled on this but not the Alfa. ( I just checked)On my travels today I found myself for the first time in my life giving careful attention to car door handles.
Most are pretty meh. The ugliest I saw were on a modern Land Rover (ugly great rectangular lumps! Was too offended to note the exact Tata model).
The vast majority are pull type and body coloured with varying degrees of naffness.
I have to say that my favourite handle of the day is in fact that of the Giulietta, as described and nominated above by cue2. Elegant, practical and not ‘body coloured’.