Drautz Badge color

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PatrickLtjens
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Drautz Badge color

#1 Post by PatrickLtjens » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:28 am

Hi all,

I'm trying to find out if there where different badge colors for the Drautz badges. I know European and US delivered cars had different badges, but all seem to be with a gold background. Stoddart's et al only have badges with the gold background for sale.
My '61 Roadster (US delivery) has a grey/white background on the badge, see pic.

Original? bad Repro? Any ideas?

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Re: Drautz Badge color

#2 Post by Greg Bryan » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:22 pm

In googling "karosseriewerke drauz badge" it appears that the badges were color coded as to where the car was destined to be delivered.
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Re: Drautz Badge color

#3 Post by Chuck House » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:31 am

Badges had a gold background but this faded with sun exposure and left them more silver colored. Also, Drauz used slotted screws instead of rivets to secure the badge to the body.
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Re: Drautz Badge color

#4 Post by Bill Oldham » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:04 am

Chuck, that’s the first time I heard that (screws not rivets). Is that true for all Drauz bodies?
Does any sell those screws? Brad?

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#5 Post by Chuck House » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:09 am

Bill Oldham wrote:Chuck, that’s the first time I heard that (screws not rivets). Is that true for all Drauz bodies?
Does any sell those screws? Brad?
Bill,

I can't say with certainty that's it's true for all Drauz bodies but all truly unrestored Drauz cars I've seen have screws holding the badges. Most seem to have brass pan head slotted screws which probably had a silver coating similar to the older rivets used on Reutter badges. However I've also seen round head slotted screws which look to have been cad plated. Here is a link to a page on the Convertible D Registry which shows some photos.

http://www.convertibledregistry.com/fac ... adges.html
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Re: Drautz Badge color

#6 Post by PatrickLtjens » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:07 pm

Most other drautz cars i‘ve seen had screws instead of rivets. Also, there was always a trace of the gold background still visible, especially around the screws. Not so on mine

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Re: Drautz Badge color

#7 Post by John Hearn » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:44 am

http://www.convertibledregistry.com/fac ... adges.html

Checking out the link that Chuck gave us shows two different type of heads.
Chuck's original car showed DIN 96 half round headed screws whereas the other two illustrations show a more flat topped round headed screw similar to a DIN 85 form which is described as a slotted pan head.
Appreciate any feed back....
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Re: Drautz Badge color

#8 Post by Scott McAdams » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:32 pm

Patrick,

I checked mine last week. It has the exact same badge on it that yours does, same black and white colors and same brass rivets. But the car was restored in the 1990's so who knows. My car was originally picked up at the Glockler dealership in Frankfurt, but it was a US destined car. Let me know if you find anything more out the badge.
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