May 30, 2013



 Here comes a rare prewar emblem from Germany`s most famous car producer BENZ before it became MERCEDES - BENZ in 1926.

Photo of the BENZ stand at the 1907 Paris Motor Show. Emblems are not visible on the cars.


One of the most wanted emblems for collectors:

BENZ radiator emblem radiator badge vintage
BENZ radiator emblem

 7.3 cm
Year1914 - 26


some emblems were enameled in blue

1914 BENZ radiator with exceptional shell, on top with emblem

Also from 1914 onwards, BENZ fitted the v - shaped radiator, which had become fashionable, to its vehicles:

the auxiliary headlights do not stand at an angle by mistake. Rather, they were intended to illuminate the curves, and co-steering headlights had not yet been invented.

 7.3 cm
Year1914 - 20

backside without makers mark

1921 exposition showing the new BENZ with v - shaped radiator

I found several ads at once, which I do not want to withhold from you because of their beauty, celebrating the merger of BENZ and DAIMLER.

In the first advertisements after the merger of Benz and Daimler, both previous emblems were still visible:


1926 advertisment still with two emblems

1926 advertisment


For more  emblems  see older posts or top right of this page ( list of car makers ).

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