Year pale gold V8 badges
Beer of Houghton
Worthington noted "there have been a couple of posts recently
about 'Jubilee Year' V8s and mine comes into that category being
built in February 1975; despatched in March 1975 and first registered
in August 1975. I have always thought that it should have (or
was perhaps entitled to) the pale gold V8 badges, but mine are
chrome. The car has been restored and converted to chrome bumper
and I assume new chrome V8 badges were added at that time. Or
maybe the car never had gold badges in the first place.
Yesterday at the annual MG-Triumph Stoneleigh Show I found some
pristine gold V8 badges on the 'Beer of Houghton' stall and
purchased some for my car at £5 each. I was told the metal
badges were from the Factory and there were plenty of them in
the box I was rummaging through. There did appear to be both
the flat and convex ones suitable for the front nearside wing
panel and tailgate respectively. They look original and of very
good quality. If any other V8 Register members are interested
I would suggest giving them a ring. Their details are alongside.
It just shows what can turn up at these events when you are
not really looking!"