13 June 2012 at 08:40 #49330

    Have just given my car its first good clean, and the Aegean Blue paint work is looking pretty good overall, a pleasant surprise, given the inital dreadful state of the car.

    On the back of the boot at rhs, there are 4 small holes with rubber grommets still attached. Looks like there was a chrome GB plate, inside a circle ?

    My build sheet indicates this is correct and one was fitted originally.

    Has anyone got a good picture of how it should look, especially the GB letters.

    I have looked on eBay etc, and they don’t look correct.

    Attached files

    13 June 2012 at 13:36 #49332

    This is what my badge looked like, it has four fixings too but on the other side from yours. I have partially rested it now but one of the letters needs rechroming where I bent it :'( . I did have a good look around for authentic GB letters but moden ones look pretty rubbish and originals are difficult to come by for this period. I will post a close up photo later with some dims…

    13 June 2012 at 18:57 #49333

    This is the best I have found, after sifting through piles of rubbish..


    Still not that impressed with these either!

    This is the closest, but does not appear to be for sale:


    Another possibilty, but none of them with the oval surround:


    I believe these were made by a company called Ace based in the Midlands, who also made wheel trims as well amongst other items.

    13 June 2012 at 21:26 #49334

    Yes they do appear to be ACE GB badges who also made the Rapide wheel trims – nice bit of research Simon!

    Try this link – it’s almost right;

    Link to GB badge

    14 June 2012 at 15:03 #49337

    Christian good work,

    I missed a good auction for 4 unused wheel trims:


    See this pictures, like new and sold for 46 pounds with partial original Ace box, I will be more careful in future..

    They were manufactured by Cornercraft of Coventry who also manufactured other forms of wheel embellishers as well.

    Mine are good, but need a fair bit of elbow grease to get the shine back on them, will have to pass them to one of my two assistants for polishing..

    Ideally, I would like to find four replacement chrome hub covers, mine all require re-chroming, any suggestions for these.

    But the GB plate with simple oval surround, is a hard one to find, and will keep looking, I don’t want a full oval plate, just plain and simple as yours is.

    I note that they were an optional extra on MGA’s, MG Y type, Wolsey, etc etc

    Looks like a 1950’s advert, and this was a fair bit of money of money to spend on this extra…

    Attached files

    14 June 2012 at 16:01 #49339

    I have actually ordered the embossed GB which I have a link to in my last reply. The size and style is perfect even though it is embossed so for ?10 I thought I would see what it was like.

    I have new wheel trims which I (as well as a few others) bought from here however they will only make them in batches of 12…I think. There should be a thread on this topic somewhere.

    14 June 2012 at 17:09 #49340

    I am actually now only after the chromed hub caps, my trims are being clean by my two assistants on the kitchen table as I write. I have replied to this on the right topic thread.

    I thought you had a GB plate already, or was it not useable ??

    14 June 2012 at 17:52 #49341

    Assistants or slaves? My GB will be fine once I’ve rechromed the letters but I was intrigued by it being the right letter style, oval shape and only ?10. It’ll look good on the workshop wall…

    14 June 2012 at 18:13 #49342

    We don’t have slaves here, only two willing assistants, paid of course with the right sort of money – chocolate!

    I will wait for the right GB plate to come along, a shame that they don’t make it without the oval plate. Saw this one and it really captures the style of the 1950’s and 60’s.

    15 June 2012 at 07:39 #49343

    Saw a nice pair of chrome GB letters yesterday, separate with no oval surround, on a Rover 110

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