MHRA no: 884

Daimler Engine Badge

Replacement Daimler badge close up
The replacement badge after finishing
Daimler SP250 Dart, recipient vehicle for our badge
The recipient vehicle

Classic car enthusiasts often find it difficult to obtain replacement badges, particularly for rare models. When one dental surgeon needed an engine badge for his Daimler, he solved the problem by taking an impression from the badge on a friend's car. From this, we were able to create a new casting which preserves the sand-cast texture of the original component. Unlike Daimler's badges, which were manufactured in chrome-plated brass, our badge was cast in solid Biosil 'f' cobalt chrome, which should long outlast the car.

Our casting now graces the dynamo cover of a 1963 Daimler SP250 "Dart", one of 2,645 manufactured by Daimler between 1959 and 1964, primarily for the American market. The engine is the standard 2.5 litre, 140 b.h.p. OHV V8 power plant which was developed for the model, and the badge now nestles in the 'V' of its cylinders.

Replacement Daimler badge fitted to dynamo cover
Our casting in place in the engine bay

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