Mercedes 280SL Pagoda
The most beautiful Benz of all time (fight me) also boasted a classically correct cabin. Big, slender wheel, sensibly situated vents, radio and switches, the clear, watch-like dials – it’s still a paragon of ergonomic bliss. High-quality, for high society – cars like this cemented Mercedes’ reputation for quality and craftsmanship at a time when the modern-era Audi brand barely existed and the idea of a mass-market Merc hatchback would’ve seemed preposterous. The Pagoda’s probably a tad more timeless than the current A-Class’s job lot of widescreens.