Like Now That´s What I Call Music, this has become a series. I find myself peering closely at window trim as I walk about.
The Peugeot 308 has better window trim than the Bentley Continental, which you wouldn’t expect. Only a brightwork obsessive would note that. Here is an example of the difference colour and trim make to a car. It’s a 2014-onward Peugeot 208. Small black cars aren’t that common, are they? Twenty years ago they were almost entirely unavailable which is why that Citroen Madame (?) we showed here was so unusual.
Sheet metal pressing has got better since 1991 and that’s why it’s easier to paint small cars black. The parts are formed with sufficiently high quality to show good reflections when finished with a dark, shiny coating. Here’s a car with the “upside down” bright metal window frame:
And here’s another: