Oct 13, 2018


The Italian FRANCO Automobili S.A.  was a short lived company.  Attilio Franco presented a prototype  at the Automobile Salon at Turin ( Torino) in 1908. This exposition was a big succes so he decided to start a regular production in 1910.  A FRANCO race car piloted by Tullio Carilato won the Targa Florio  in May 1910.
Car production ceased in 1912.

badge in art nouveau style

Dimension 6.3  cm
Year1909- 1912

flat reverse without makers mark

with some imagination you see the emblem on top of the radiator

there was also a nice looking firewall emblem

Here is another FRANCO emblem looking more recent. Same name but this badge is from the coachbuilder Pietro Franco of Torino.

 this badge  from the coach builder Pietro Franco of  Torino was used with different colors

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