These beautiful enamel wing emblems comes as a pair in a genuine leather giftbox.
These emblems weigh 162 grams a piece, and each one meassures 78 mm wide by 99 mm tall. The are made of chromed copper with an enamel surface. The box and the emblems together weighs in at 570 grams, and the sence of quality you get when holding the box is the same as when you hold an expensive watch in your hand. The box meassures 120x120x40 mm and is made of real leather, with beautiful contrasting white stitching to remind you of the interior of a Porsche road car. With thick doublesided tape, you can fit these badges to the fenders of many Porsche models like for exampel the 911 ( 996 and 997 ) as well as on the 986 and 987 Boxster models. They should also fit the Cayman. Just make sure the tape is thick enough. Or why not just ad them to your memorobilia collection, or use them as paperweights on your desk. They needless to say makes the perfect gift to any one interested in cars and the myth surrounding Porsche.
With the name Porsche being spoken in more places and in more languages, by 1952 the first steps were taken toward creating a Porsche emblem or coat of arms. “Max Hoffman had been urging us to do this for some time,” recalled Ferry. “He cited the example of the English and said what beautiful emblems they had and that we should produce something similar. He considered this important for the American market. He made the suggestion to me one day while we were lunching together in New York, and I quickly sketched out a piece of heraldry on a napkin. I said to Hoffman as I was drawing, “If all you want is a coat of arms, you can get one from us!
Ferry then sketched the crest of the House of Wurttemberg and in the middle put the coat of arms of the city of Stuggart: rampant horse, above which he placed the Porsche name. (Enzo Ferrari had also used the rampant horse for his personal emblem since 1923, when the Countess Paolina Baracca presented the Stuttgart coat of arms to Ferrari after his victory in the Circuit of Savio race.) Upon his return to Stuttgart, Ferry gave the napkin to Erwin Komenda and asked him to draw a clean copy. “We then took the design to the state government and the City of Stuttgart and requested that they authorize the design for use as our emblem. The authorities raised no objections, and so from 1953 onward Porsche cars bore their own emblem, to the great pleasure of all concerned,” said Ferry. Today, both Porsche and Ferrari still use the rampant horse as part of their company emblem.
They needless to say makes the perfect gift to any one interested in cars and the myth surrounding Porsche. Retroveloce also have similar badges for Maserati and Ferrari cars.
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