Who’s behind the wheels
Show us what you drive, and we’ll tell you who you are.
It’s all in the details. Show us what you drive, and we’ll tell you who you are.
Mercedes-benz 300 SL steering wheel (1954–63). With its impeccable details and attention-grabbing gull-wing doors, the fastest production car of its time was also one of the most stylish. Hat by Hermès; sunglasses by Salvatore Ferragamo; tie by A. P. C.; cuff links by Canali; shoes by Issey Miyake Men; Series 3 watch by Apple.
Jaguar E-type wire wheel (1961–75). These “knockoffs” meant faster tire changes while racing and are undeniably classy, but man, were they hard to clean. Shoes by Scarpe di Bianco; key chain by Asprey; Formula 1 chronograph by TAG Heuer; gloves by Hestra.
Porsche 912 speedometer (1966). Nearly all vintage Porsches have cult followings, but the 912 may have one of the cultiest because of its perfect minimalist design—just look at that typeface. Glasses by Dior Homme; key chain by Berluti; pocket square by Charvet; ring by Gucci.
Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider steering wheel (1969). When the unique Duetto Spider appeared in The Graduate, it put Alfa on the map in America. Portfolio by Bottega Veneta; boots by Berluti; sunglasses by Giorgio Armani; wallet by Goyard.
Ferrari 488 Challenge steering wheel (2017). The seriously stripped-down, race-only Ferraris may not have AC, but they do have drinks at the push of a button. Wallet by Hermès; Mille Miglia 2017 Race Edition watch by Chopard; zip-up wallet by Burberry; key chain by Tod’s; sunglasses by Ray-ban.
Ford GT carbon-fiber wheel (2016). The ultimate lightweight option—it saves more than two pounds per corner—on America’s greatest supercar. Sneakers by Ralph Lauren; belt by Prada; sunglasses by Ermenegildo Zegna; card case and wallet by Etro.