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Grille Badges

#1 Post by Ian Reppert » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:07 am

I seem to remember someone selling 200,000 km (a variation on the 100000 km badge from the factory) grille badges a few years back. It might have even been through the goodie store. Does anyone know a current source for these? I can’t locate it on the interwebs anymore.
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Re: Grille Badges

#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:23 pm

Pics of 2-3-400,000 km etc. badges on old Rennlist talk but nothing on eBay, The Samba or Google search.
Best of luck in your search. Hopefully there is one out there.

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#3 Post by Ian Reppert » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:10 pm

Thanks Mike. I think it might be one of those “should’ve bought it when I saw it” situations. I’ve seen a few of the 100000 km badges out there on eBay, so maybe I just need to get one of those. Perhaps Porsche Classic could reissue them (for a fee of course).

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#4 Post by Mike Wilson » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:52 pm

Glad to be of some help, Ian. I wonder how many were made and by whom. The 100,000 ones come up, some repro and a very few originals. Maybe do a screen grab of a 200,000 one and paste it on a 100,000 one until you find a real one?

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#5 Post by Ian Reppert » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:33 am

Mike, that’s not a bad idea. I know Mike Robbins used to get a sticker made for his badge when he hit another 100000 on his Speedster. I’m not sure if the number produced, but I remember seeing one on one of the “regular” websites we frequent. The problem is that some of those “regular” 356 websites have shut down since then.

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#6 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:48 pm

Seems like a sign shop might be able to make a sticker from a screen shot.

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#7 Post by George Hussey » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:19 pm

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the badge is actually very attractive
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#8 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:18 pm

I've got one on my car as well.

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#9 Post by Don Gale » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:34 pm

Has anyone ever been concerned that a grill badge might impede flow of cooling air? Especially single grills.
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#10 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:44 pm

I know there has been discussion about it but I haven't read any definitive conclusions.
I have my badges mounted on a bar attached to the license plate bracket.

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Re: Grille Badges

#11 Post by Ian Reppert » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:57 pm

I think it depends on the number of badges. One or two probably won’t change the flow of air too much. More than that on a single grille might effect the cooling properties.

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#12 Post by George Hussey » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:42 pm

I have often wondered that,. The car that I posted had six badges on it, we removed them except for this one and a pca badge from 1964
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