Sep 13, 2013


BENZ GAGGENAU radiator emblem

The famous German BENZ - that merged with Mercedes in 1926 -  bought the GAGGENAU truck factory in 1912. From then on they built their own trucks under the name: BENZ GAGGENAU.
They had their production peak while WWI.  It is a hard to find item.

7.9 cm (emblem only)

Here you see see another version. The colors are not separated with a dam  from each other as usual. It is a more complicated technique also used by BUGATTI.

funny advertisment (1921)

                                     Beware: this is an reproduction

advertisment of 1922 showing the emblem

                                    Here you see an original GAGGENAU emblem
                                     before it became BENZ  GAGGENAU

another brass emblem where you can read: Sueddeutsche Automobile Gaggenau

the first and last enameled GAGGENAU emblem

Sizec. 12.0 x 5.0 cm
Year1909 - 1910

rare BENZ GAGGENAU hub cap

For more  emblems  see older posts or top right of this page ( list of car makers ).
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  1. Never seen a real GAGGENAU emblem. Thank you Claus

  2. Hi. Loved your blog. The "original Gaggenau emblem before Benz..." is not star- rated. I happen to be friends with a guy who owns a rare Chadwick with a mask topped by that very emblem. As the car is a record car (one of a kind), I guess the original owner fitted it with a Gaggenau radiator.