Production of the Lotus 7 ended in 1972 & Caterham bought the rights to the car in 1973 & production started.
We have just a few of these very scarce original chrome plated vitreous enamel badges to offer.
All modern Caterham keyfob badges are soft resin enamel – not vitreous enamel like these.
We would think that these badges will date from the early to mid 1980s.
They have the maker’s name on the back of the badges ( CAXTON of KEW ) – which gives a good clue to the date- Caxtons have been closed for a long time.
The badges are in very good condition although the enamel tends to be slightly ‘bobbly’ as many of Caxton’s enamel badges were.
The badges are lightly made and relatively thin – as befits a Caterham Super 7 – and we have therefore chosen to offer them mounted onto our lightest handmade leather keyfob which is the slimline teardrop as shown in the photos – like our Tony Thompson Lotus keyfob.
Any of the leather colours can be specified – with British racing green and black probably being the most traditional options.
When all four badges have been mounted and sold then this listing will cancel.