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Car emblems. A few of the most beautiful.

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We spend a considerable amount of time here at Cartype documenting typography on cars, most notably, car emblems and logos. There is almost an endless list of stunningly striking typography, mostly from the past, these emblems exude craftsmanship which equals the engineering and design of the vehicles they are placed on.

Below is just a small (visual) list, arranged by brand of some of the ones we've found so far, but if you're up for a true feast, spend some time on the rest of this site to see even more.

AC
ac bristol emblem 1

AC Bristol emblem.

ADLER
adler emblem 2

Adler emblem.

ALFA ROMEO
alfa romeo 1900 super emblem 58.png

1958 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super sean emblem.

ALVIS
alvis super emblem 57

1957 Alvis Super Coupe emblem.

AMC
amc javelin sst 390 emblem 70

Javelin and "target" emblem from a 1970 AMC Javelin SST 390. Less than 200 "Big Bad Greens" are registered in the USA.

AMES
ames logo

Ames logo.

AMILCAR
amilcar grill

Amilcar front grill emblem.

AMPHICAR
amphicar

Amphicar emblem.

amphicar a

Amphicar A emblem.

APPERSON
apperson emblem

Apperson Bros. Automobile Co Kokomo Indiana USA Radiator Badge. (source: Apijunior)

ASTON MARTIN
astonmartin dbs emblem 1 682

1968 Aston Martin DBS emblem. (Image Credit Sebastien Morliere, allsportauto).

AUSTIN
austin logotype emblem

Austin emblem. (source: Wikipedia)

austin seven swallow emblem 29

1929 Austin Seven Swallow emblem.

AUDI
audi type 1914

1914 Audi logotype.

audi 1000sp

Audi 1000sp emblem.

AUTOMACIONAL
autonacional sa emblem 01

Autonacional S.A. emblem.

AUTO UNION
audi auto union script

Audi Auto Union script emblem.

AUSTIN HEALEY
austin healy 3000

Austin Healy 3000 emblem.

3000 austin healey 3000 mark iii bj8 conv emblem 67

3000 emblem from a 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark-III BJ8 Convertible.

austin healy sprite arrow emblem

Austin Healy Bugeye "Sprite" emblem.

BANDINI
bandini emblem 1

Bandini script emblem.

BAKER
baker emblem 1 s

Baker emblem.

BANTAM
bantam emblem 2

Bantam emblem from a 1938 Bantam Boulevard Deliver van.

BEARDSLEY ELECTRIC
beardsley electric emblem

Beardsley Electric emblem. (source: John Lloyd)

BISCUTER
biscuter emblem s

Biscuter emblem.

BIZZARRINI
bizzarrini emblem 66

1966 Bizzarrini emblem.

BRISCOE
briscoe emblem

Briscoe Motor Corp. emblem.

BMW
luxus emblem bmw ls luxus saloon s 64

Luxus emblem from a 1964 BMW LS Luxus Saloon.

bmw isetta 300

BMW Isetta 300 emblem.

BRUSH
brush grill emblem 07

1907 Brush grill emblem. (by Joaquim Massana of Petit Comite).

BUGATTI
bugatti emblem 9

Bugatti radiator script emblem. (submitted by Joaquin Massana).

BUICK
skylark

Buick Skylark emblem.

estate wagon emblem buick s 75

Estate Wagon emblem from a 1975 Buick Estate Wagon.

buick 8 1937

1937 Buick 8 emblem.

CADILLAC
sedan de ville emblem cadillac s 56

Sedan De Ville emblem from a 1956 Cadillac Sedan De Ville.

cadillac coupe de ville 561

1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville grill emblem. (submitted by Joaquin Massana)

cadillac radiator emble

Cadillac radiator emblem. (submitted by Joaquin Massana).

CHAMPION
champion logo2.gif

Champion emblem.

CHECKER
checker marathon emblem 3 81

Checker Marathon emblem.

CHEVROLET
chevy cheyenne 20 custom camper  72

1972 Chevy Cheyenne 20 Custom Camper emblem.

CHRYSLER
imperial crown emblem chrysler sm 60

Imperial Crown emblemfrom a 1960 Chrysler Imperial.

chrysler windsor emblem

Chrysler Windsor emblem.

chrysler front grill emblem

Chrysler front grill emblem. (submitted by Joaquin Massana)

CITROEN
ds emblem citroen

DS side emblem from a Citroen DS.

citroen 2cv

Citroen 2CV emblem.

citroen grill

1919 Citroen radiator emblem.

DARRACQ
darracq grill emblem 05

1905 Darracq front grill emblem. (by Joaquim Massana of Petit Comite).

DELAHAYE
grill

Delahaye emblem.

DETOMASO
pantera emblem detomaso ford 71 sm

Pantera emblem from a 1971 Ford DeTomaso.

detomaso emblem detomaso pantera ford 71 sm

DeTomaso emblem from a 1971 Ford DeTomaso Pantera.

DUESEN BAYERN
duesenbayern logo

Duesen Bayern logo.

DEVAUX
devaux emblem 30 31

De Vaux 1930-1931 emblem. (source: Apijunior)

DODGE
dodge dart 330 emblem 3 62

Dart 330 emblem from a 1962 Dodge Dart 330.

dodge emblem dart sm 66

Dodge emblem from a 1966 Dodge Dart.

ELIZALDE
elizalde grill emblem 18

1918 Elizalde front grill emblem. (by Joaquim Massana of Petit Comite).

EMPIRE
empire radiator emblem

Empire Auto Company radiator emblem.

empire script emblem

Front grill Empire script emblem from a 1911 Twenty Model C Speedster.

EMW
emw logotype

EMW logo.

ESSEX
essex series a roadster emblem 191

Essex emblem from a 1919 Series A Roadster. (less than 1000 built).

FACEL VEGA
facel vega facel iii emblem

Facel-Vega Facel III emblem.

FERRARI
ferrari dinogt246 emblem sm 73

1973 Ferrari Dino GT 246 emblem. Produced from 1969 to 1974, The Dino brand was meant to be used for cars with engines that had fewer than 12 cylinders. The name "Dino" honors the founder's late son, Alfredo "Dino" Ferrari, who was credited with the design of the V6 engine.

500 superfast emblem

After four show cars based on the 410 and 400 SuperAmerica chassis, the name had born the name Superfast, Ferrari unveiled the production version in 1964, the 500 Superfast. Powered by a 400 bhp, five litre V12. Its aerodynamic shape was a natural development of the 400 SuperAmerica it replaced, but it no longer featured covered headlights and partly covered rear wheels. Production lasted until 1966, in which only 37 examples were produced. The Superfast was the last in a great line of luxury GTs.

ferrari bb512i emblem

Ferrarii BB 512i 3.2 Mondial cabriolet emblem.

FIAT
fiat nuova 500

Fiat Nuova 500 emblem.

fiat 500 luxus

Fiat 500 Luxus emblem.

fiat abarth 1000

Fiat Abarth 1000 emblem. (submitted by Joaquin Massana)

fiat 120

Fiat 1200 emblem.

fiat simca 11cv  35

1935 Fiat Simca 11CV emblem.

FLINT
flint logo 2

Flint emblem.

FORD
ford anglia deluxe emblem 1 66

1966 Ford Anglia Deluxe emblem.

ford consul 315 classic uk 62

1962 Ford Consul 315 Classic (UK). (submitted by Joaquin Massana).

ford f 250 1

Ford F-250 emblem.

crown victoria emblem ford s 56

Crown Victoria emblem from a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria.

ford pinto emblem

Pinto emblem from a 1972 Ford Pinto.

galaxie 500 ford

Galaxie 500 emblem, from a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible.

ford prefect 11

Ford Prefect. (source: smenzel)

ford runabout emblem 2 11

The E and J Mfg. Co. 466 Model Ford emblem from a 1911 Ford Runabout.

FRUA
frua emblem2.gif

Frua emblem.

GMC
gmc 100 horn emblem s 1

GMC horn emblem from a GMC 100 pickup.

HISPANO SUIZA
hispano suiza grill emblem

Hispano-Suiza front radiator emblem.

HUDSON
wasp hudson 50s

Hudson Wasp emblem from the 1950s.

hudson hornet emblem 5

Hudson Hornet emblem.

HUPMOBILE
hupmobile 32 emblem 14

1914 Hupmobile 32 emblem (submitted by Joaquin Massana).

ISO GRIFO
iso grifo emblem

Iso Grifo emblem.

IMPERA
imperia logoscript

Imperia logo.

INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER
international bc170 emblem

1962 International BC-170 series truck emblem.

ISUZU
isuzu japan

Isuzu (Japan) emblem.

JAGUAR
jaguar xkss emblem

Jaguar XK-SS emblem.

jaguar e type v12

Jaguar E-Type_v12 emblem.

JOWETT
jowett jupiter

The Jowett Jupiter was a British car made by Jowett of Bradford from 1950 to 1954.

KAISER
kaiser manhattan emblem 4 54

1954 "Kaiser" Manhattan emblem.

kaiser manhattan emblem 2 54

1954 "Kaiser" Manhattan emblem.

kaiser manhattan emblem 3 54

1954 Kaiser "Manhattan" emblem.

corsair emblem henry j kaiser s 53

Corsair emblem from a 1953 Henry J Kaiser.

LAGONDA
lagonda club emblem

Lagonda Club emblem form a 1936 Lagonda LG6. (submitted by Joaquin Massana)

LAMBORGHINI
lamborghini espada emblem

Lamborghini Espada emblem. The Lamborghini Espada is a grand tourer built between 1968 and 1978. The car was designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone. The name "Espada" means "sword" in Spanish, referring to the sword that bullfighters use to kill the bulls.

lamborghini islero 400gt 68

1968 Lamborghini Islero emblem. The Lamborghini Islero was produced between 1968 and 1969. The car debuted at the 1968 Geneva Auto Show. It was named after a Miura bull that killed famed matador Manuel Rodriguez "Manolete" on August 28, 1947. (photo © S. Morliere).

lamborghini miura s emblem

Lamlorghini Miura S emblem.

lamborghini old emblem

Older Lamborghini emblem.

lambo dealer sign

Official automobili Lamborghini dealer sign.

LA SALLE
lasalle emblem 1

La Salle front grill emblem.

las emblem lg 03

LAS front grill emblem from a 1929 LaSalle Victoria two-door.

LANCIA
lancia appia gte emblem

Lancia Appia GTE emblem.

lancia multijet emblem 03

2003 Lancia Multijet emblem.

stratos logo1

Lancia Stratos logotype. The Betone designed Stratos was built for one purpose, to win the World Rally Championship. Two prototype versions of the Stratos were shown, one during the 1970 Turin Motor Show and another a year later. The road going versions of this car was built only to satisfy the homologation rules.

LAND ROVER
land rover station wagon

Land Rover, Four Wheel Drive Station Wagon emblem.

LE ZEBRE
le zebre grill emblem 14

1914 Le Zebre front grill emblem. (by Joaquim Massana of Petit Comite).

LINCOLN
l crest lincoln capri hardtop s 52

"L" crest from a 1952 Lincoln Capri hardtop.

lincoln zephyr v12 emblem touring sedan 2 s 37

Lincoln Zephyr V12 emblem from a 1937 Touring Sedan.

MASERATI
indy 4700

Maserati Indy 4700 emblem. Named to celebrate Maserati's two victories at the Indy 500, the Maserati Indy first appeared in 1968, at the Salon dell'Automobile di Torino as a prototype by Carrozzeria Vignale. Produced from 1969-1974.

ghibli ss emblem

Maserati Ghibli SS emblem. The Maserati Ghibli SS Spider and Maserati Ghibli SS was produced from 1970 to 1973.

khamsin emblem

Maserati Khamsin emblem. The Maserati Khamsin (named after the Khamsin, a hot, violent wind in the Egyptian desert) was a sports car introduced as Bertone protype in 1972 Turin Motorshow. Produced from 1974-1982.

maserati inierione 1

Maserati Iniezione emblem.

MATHIS
mathis grill

Mathis emblem.

MAZDA
mazda r1001

Mazda R100 emblem.

mazda rotary coupe1

Mazda Rotary Coupe emblem.

MERCEDES BENZ
mercedes gaggenau emblem 1912

Benz Gaggenau emblem from a 1912 Benz Feuerwehr Motorspritze fire-fighting truck.

benz 3 ton truck grill 12

Benz logo on the front radiator of a 1912 3-Ton truck. A typical truck of the pre World War I days. It had a chain drive and solid rubber tires. The Benz trucks were manufactured at the Gaggenau factory acquired by Benz in 1907 to meet the growing demand for commercial vehicles. (source: Mercedes-Benz)

mercedes benz diesel emblem l6500 pritschenwagen 38

Mercedes-Benz Diesel front grill emblem from a 1938 l6500 Pritschenwagen. In 1935, Mercedes-Benz put the Gaggenau-built L6500 platform heavy-duty truck on the market. It was equipped with a powerful six-cylinder diesel engine and specially designed for long-haul transportation work. The three-axle version with a payload capacity of ten tons was sold as the L10000. (source: Mercedes-Benz)

MERCURY
phaeton emblem mercury pheaton monterey s 56

Pheaton emblem from a 1956 Mercury Phaeton Monterey.

colony park emblem mercury colony park wagon s 68

Colony Park emblem from a 1968 Mercury Colony Park Wagon.

MINI
mini cooper wheelcap austin mini cooper s 2 82

Mini Cooper wheel cap from a 1982 Austin Mini Cooper.

austin mini cooper1

Austin Mini Cooper emblem.

NAPIER
napier1

Napier emblem.

NASH
nash rambler

Nash Rambler emblem.

NSU
nsu ro 80

NSU R0-80 emblem.

PACKARD
caribbean emblem

Packard Caribbean emblem.

onesixty packard emblem

Packard OneSixty emblem.

packard caribbean emblem1

Packard (Caribbean) emblem.

packard grill 443 sedan limo 271

1927 Packard 443 Sedan Limousine emblem. (submitted by Joaquin Massana).

PEUGEOT
peugeot injection 404

Peugeot Injection (404) emblem. (submitted by Joaquin Massana).

peugeot 402

Peugeot 402 emblem. (submitted by Joaquin Massana).

peugeot 201

Peugeot 201 radiator emblem.

peugeot emblem old5

Peugeot logo on topof radiator.

peugeot logo 163br torpedo 1

Peugeot emblem from a 163BR Torpedo. (submitted by Joaquin Massana).

PININFARINA
pininfarina ferrari250gteuropa 54

Pininfarina emblem from a 1954 Ferrari 250 GT Europa.

PLYMOUTH
plymouth fury 1

Plymouth Fury emblem. (submitted by Joaquin Massana).

plymouth fury emblem

Plymouth Fury emblem.

plymouth script emblem1

Plymouth emblem.

PONTIAC
pontiac tri power emblem 1 58

Tri Power emblem from a 1958 Pontiac Chieftain Convertible.

pontiac safari stationwagon emblem 1 55

1955 Pontiac Safari station wagon emblem.

PORSCHE
porsche 1600 super emblem sm

1957 Porsche 1600 Super emblem.

porsche sc

Porsche sc emblem.

porsche 911 sc  weissach emblem 80

1980 Porsche 911 SC Weissach emblem.

PRAGA
praga emblem 1

Praga emblem.

PUMA
puma gt 1600 emblem 1 s 78

1978 Puma GT 1600 emblem.

puma gt 1600 in emblem 1 s 78

1978 Puma GT 1600 interior emblem.

RAMBLER
american emblem rambler american 220 s 64

American emblem from a 1964 Rambler American 220.

rambler american emblem s 64

Rambler American emblem from a 1964 Rambler American 220.

RENAULT
renault teilhol emblem

Renault Teilhold emblem. (source: Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden)

renault caravelle emblem 59

1959 Renault Caravelle emblem.

dauphine renault

Dauphne Renault emblem.

ROVIN
role rovin emblem 01

Role Rovin decal.

SEAT
seat 600d

Seat 600D emblem.

seat licensia fiat

Seat 1500 (Licensia Fiat), (submitted by Joaquin Massana).

SHELBY
cs emblem shelby gt 150 by unique perf 06

Shelby "CS" emblem.

shelby cobra emblem sm

Shelby emblem.

SKODA
skoda felicia logo

Skoda Felicia logotype.

STODDARD
stoddard dayton emblem

Stoddard-Dayton front grill emblem. (source: John Lloyd)

STEYR PUCH
steyr puch pinzgauer emblem 741

1974 Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer emblem.

STUDEBAKER
studebaker lark regal viii conv emblem 2 60

1960 Studebaker "Lark" emblem.

STUTZ
stutz victoria emblem 2

1984 Stutz Victoria rear emblem. (source: Stutz Registry)

SUBARU
subaru type1

Classic Subaru logotype emblem.

SUNBEAM
sunbeam alpine harrington lemans emblem 62

1962 Sunbeam Alpine Harrington LeMans coupe emblem.

SUPER
super 11

Super emblem form a 1911 model.

TALBOT
talbot 11hp six emblem 26

1926 Talbot "11hp Six" emblem. (by Joaquim Massana of Petit Comite).

TATRA
tatra emblem 1

Tatra emblem.

THRIF-T
thrif t emblem

Thrif-T emblem. (source: John Lloyd)

TRABANT
trabant old script1

Trabant logo.

TRIUMPH
triumph mayflower emblem 53

1953 Triumph Mayflower emblem. (source: Trigger's Retro Road Tests!)

triumph tr4 emblem 64

1964 Triumph TR4 emblem. (submitted by Joaquin Massana).

U.S. LONG DISTANCE
uslongdistance emblem

U.S. Long Distance plaque.

UMM
umm

Umm emblem from an Alter Turbo.

VICTORIA
victoria

Victoria plaque.

VOLKSWAGEN
vw karmann ghia

Karmann Ghia emblem.

VOLVO
volvo 122s

Volvo 122s (by mnadi).

volvo pv544 sport 65

1965 Volvo Sport PV544 (source: Planet Ludlow).

volvo script p1800 emblem sm 64

Volvo emblem from a 1964 1800s.

WESCOTT
westcott radiator emblem sm

1920 Westcott Touring radiator grill script.

WHITE
white emblem 07

White front emblem from a 1907 White Steamer. This was the White House's first official car, now owned by Jay Leno.

WILLYS
willys 52

1952 Willys emblem.

whippet wheel hub 2

Whippet wheel hub from a 1929 Whippet Willys-Overland.

WOLSELEY
wolseley 15 60 emblem

Wolseley 15/60 emblem. (submitted by Joaquim Massana).

wosleley hornet mkii

Wosleley Hornet mk II emblem.

ZEDEL
zedel grill emblem 22

1922 Zedel front grill emblem. (by Joaquim Massana of Petit Comite).

ZIMMER
zimmer interior emblem

Zimmer interior emblem from a Zimmer Golden Spirit.

zimmer emblem 1

Zimmer exterior emblem from a Zimmer Golden Spirit.

 
 
COMMENTS
l'Ours1912 days ago

No SAAB logo? AHAH, what a joke.

adriana1898 days ago

Keep up posting these types of articles or reviews.

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