Apr 4, 2014

APOLLO / GERMANY

The German APOLLO manufactury started car production in  Apolda, a small town in Thuringia / Germany in 1910. The first years they were quite successful with the model PICCOLO.
Karl Slevogt, who had worked as engineer for LAURIN & KLEMENT , was engaged by APOLLO. A 1921 prototype with a V-8 engine was not put into production.


APOLLO radiator script

Dimensions 7.0 cm x 13.5 cm
Year1921
Estimate



reverse without maker´s mark

APOLLO with contemporary ad
                                 If you look closer you see the script on the radiator core !


there was also a white version


1913 Apollo showing another radiator script


The last years there was a chromed script on the radiator core as you can see on the photo:



They also played with the six letters A P O L L O  and designed a car with them:

1924 APOLLO car with designed script on it




1922 advertisment: with six letters :A P O L L O   they designed an APOLLO truck





1916 advertisment: to my knowledge this particular emblem was never mounted on a car

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

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