QOTD: What is a Particular Sign of a Car’s Aging?

holden vt commodore fuel filler door (2)

Aussie and Kiwi Curbsiders will recognize this common sight: a VT Holden Commodore with a missing fuel filler cap. It seems as though these all fell off a decade ago, because seeing a Commodore of this vintage with the little flap in place is the exception rather than the norm.

holden vt commodore fuel filler door (1)

Often, when you want to photograph a particular car for an article, you will struggle to find one even though your mind is fixated on it. And yet on just one drive I found two more Commodores missing their fuel filler door. Are these the automotive equivalent of lost dryer socks?

holden vt commodore missing fuel cap

Curbsiders, which cars have you noticed always have a telltale sign of aging? Do you regularly see Oldsmobile Aurora wheels with missing center caps? Mitsubishi Magnas with horrifically faded paint? 1970s Cadillacs with the bumper filler long gone? Share below.