If you enjoy originality, sometimes it gets down to very small details. I am an "originality freak", and these details are often something that others cannot see, and couldn't care less if they did notice. Probably comes down to the fact that I personally enjoy the details of the car, and don't need others to have the same appreciation for these details.
Below is a photo of some tire valve stem caps. These are fun because of what it says on the cap. "ALLIGARO GERMANY" is visible, but only if you have great lighting and fantastic vision. Really almost need a magnifying glass to read. I think you can make it out in the photo below. Alligaro was a German manufacturer of tubes for tires.
Again, no one looking at my car will ever notice, or care, but for me personally, a fun little detail.
Ed Leed sent the following information:
When I googled Alligaro, the results show Alligator a tire valve company in Germany. The company history section of the website confirms that they used the Alligaro name until 1964 when they changed it to Alligator, which still is in business today.
So, your Alligaro caps pre-date 1964.
I am curious why they changed the name. Perhaps because their valves snapped closed, as mentioned in their product description.
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