Holden Body Badges

26 Apr 2017 3:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



A month or two ago Doug Stevenson organised a run to view the collection of Roger and Ann Gibbs at Yea. It was a good run and the collection was very interesting. The highlight for me was Roger’s explanation of many of the items in the collection and the reason for them being there. I would have to say that Roger certainly has the gift of the gabb.

One part of Roger’s talk involved a discussion of the lion that appears on the Holden body badge. At this point Lindsay Truman commented on the fact that the lion should always look forwards so that there are right and left handed badges. 

Here is a photo of one of each. The upper photo is the badge from the 1930 Oakland sedan I bought in 1971. (I still have the car and still intend to restore it.) 

The lower badge is one that I was given for the “restored” sedan that I bought in 2003 as the badge was missing. Unfortunately it is meant for the other side of the car and looks backwards from the right side of this car. 

If anyone has a spare badge like the upper photo and could spare it I would like to hear from you.

Hugh Venables   Mob: 0415 945 714

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