This is a rare and unusual 1934 Zippo with an original outside hinge and an early metallique logo for the Champion, which is named after Albert Champion, a French immigrant who started Champion Ignition Company in 1904 to produce spark plugs. The lighter still has most of the original paint. 

This is a rare and unusual 1934 Zippo with an original outside hinge and an early metallique logo for the Champion, which is named after Albert Champion, a French immigrant who started Champion Ignition Company in 1904 to produce spark plugs. The lighter still has most of the original paint. 

 1936 Zippo with an early logo for Twin Disc Inc in metallique.  Founded in 1918 by P.H. Batten in Racine Wisconsin, Twin Disc Inc introduced the first “twin disc” clutch for farm tractors

1936 Zippo with an early logo for Twin Disc Inc in metallique.  Founded in 1918 by P.H. Batten in Racine Wisconsin, Twin Disc Inc introduced the first “twin disc” clutch for farm tractors

 1937-40 Zippo advertising Continental Red Seal Engines, Detroit, Michigan.   Continental Red Seal engines were introduced in Durant automobiles in 1928. Continental also built tractor and aircraft engines.

1937-40 Zippo advertising Continental Red Seal Engines, Detroit, Michigan.   Continental Red Seal engines were introduced in Durant automobiles in 1928. Continental also built tractor and aircraft engines.

 1940-41 Zippo with a metallique logo of Continental Motors with the slogan "Powerful as the Nation". Continental Motors Company was a manufacturer of internal combustion engines. Founded in 1905 the company produced engines for many independent manufacturers of automobiles, tractors, trucks, and stationary equipment (such as pumps, generators, and industrial machinery drives) through the 1960's.

1940-41 Zippo with a metallique logo of Continental Motors with the slogan "Powerful as the Nation". Continental Motors Company was a manufacturer of internal combustion engines. Founded in 1905 the company produced engines for many independent manufacturers of automobiles, tractors, trucks, and stationary equipment (such as pumps, generators, and industrial machinery drives) through the 1960's.

 This 1946-47 Zippo advertises Buick East Coast Motors, Inc. The old Buick logo pre-dates the current tri-shield logo. Carries the signature of Bunny Leushener (?) on the back

This 1946-47 Zippo advertises Buick East Coast Motors, Inc. The old Buick logo pre-dates the current tri-shield logo. Carries the signature of Bunny Leushener (?) on the back

 1947-49 Zippo with line-drawn Champion logo

1947-49 Zippo with line-drawn Champion logo

 1946-49 line-drawn Zippo with Chevrolet logo advertising Clark Chevrolet in Maplewood NJ

1946-49 line-drawn Zippo with Chevrolet logo advertising Clark Chevrolet in Maplewood NJ

 1947 Zippo for  REO Motor Car Company which was a Lansing, Michigan-based company that produced automobiles and trucks from 1905 to 1975

1947 Zippo for  REO Motor Car Company which was a Lansing, Michigan-based company that produced automobiles and trucks from 1905 to 1975

 This line-drawn 1949 Zippo for Glessner Motor Inc advertises  The Tucker '48 "Torpedo"  automobile. Conceived by Preston Thomas Tucker, the Tucker '48 was lower, longer and faster than any other American car at the time and was advertised as "the car you have been waiting for."  Only fifty-one Tuckers were produced before the Securities and Exchange Commission forced the Tucker Corporation's plant to shut down, putting an end to the independent automobile manufacturer.

This line-drawn 1949 Zippo for Glessner Motor Inc advertises The Tucker '48 "Torpedo" automobile. Conceived by Preston Thomas Tucker, the Tucker '48 was lower, longer and faster than any other American car at the time and was advertised as "the car you have been waiting for."  Only fifty-one Tuckers were produced before the Securities and Exchange Commission forced the Tucker Corporation's plant to shut down, putting an end to the independent automobile manufacturer.

 1949-50 Zippo with a badge for "Auburn Beauty-Six", a motorcar introduced in 1919 by Auburn Motor Company.  Founded in 1903, the Company went out of business in 1937, a victim of the Great Recession. Badges attached to Zippos can be added years later, by anyone.

1949-50 Zippo with a badge for "Auburn Beauty-Six", a motorcar introduced in 1919 by Auburn Motor Company.  Founded in 1903, the Company went out of business in 1937, a victim of the Great Recession. Badges attached to Zippos can be added years later, by anyone.

 1948 Goodyear Zippo with attached emblem. The emblem reads  "Goodyear 50th Anniversary The Greatest Name in Rubber".  Goodyear was founded in 1898 and was named after Charles Goodyear, the discoverer of rubber vulcanization

1948 Goodyear Zippo with attached emblem. The emblem reads  "Goodyear 50th Anniversary The Greatest Name in Rubber".  Goodyear was founded in 1898 and was named after Charles Goodyear, the discoverer of rubber vulcanization

 1948 Zippo advertsing the Henley-Kimball Company, a Boston car dealership that sold Hudson cars.  TheHudson Motor Car was introduced in 1909 and the Hudson brand was continued through the 1957 model year, after which it was discontinued

1948 Zippo advertsing the Henley-Kimball Company, a Boston car dealership that sold Hudson cars.  TheHudson Motor Car was introduced in 1909 and the Hudson brand was continued through the 1957 model year, after which it was discontinued

 1948 Zippo advertising Approved Packard Service by Packard Louisville Motor Co. in Louisville, Kentucky. The Packard Company was started in 1898 by James Wood Packard and became a leading luxury car manufacturer by the 1930's.  By the 1950's, the competition by the Big Three had become too fierce and Packard was merged into the Studebaker Company.

1948 Zippo advertising Approved Packard Service by Packard Louisville Motor Co. in Louisville, Kentucky. The Packard Company was started in 1898 by James Wood Packard and became a leading luxury car manufacturer by the 1930's.  By the 1950's, the competition by the Big Three had become too fierce and Packard was merged into the Studebaker Company.

 1951 Zippo with an attached Packard badge and "- the one for 1951".  Packard was an American luxury automobile. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899, and the last true Packard in 1956, when they built the Packard Predictor, their last concept car.

1951 Zippo with an attached Packard badge and "- the one for 1951".  Packard was an American luxury automobile. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899, and the last true Packard in 1956, when they built the Packard Predictor, their last concept car.

 1950 Zippo with a Studebaker logo.  Clem and Henry Studebaker started a blacksmith shop in 1852 and supplied wagons to the U.S. Army during the Civil War.  It became the world's leading wagon maker and moved into making gasoline powered wagons in the early 1900's.   Studebaker  went on to became a leading automobile manufacturer until it went out of business in 1966.

1950 Zippo with a Studebaker logo.  Clem and Henry Studebaker started a blacksmith shop in 1852 and supplied wagons to the U.S. Army during the Civil War.  It became the world's leading wagon maker and moved into making gasoline powered wagons in the early 1900's.  Studebaker went on to became a leading automobile manufacturer until it went out of business in 1966.

 1947-49 Zippo with Pontiac Indian logo. Has  signature of Jessie Pheifer on the reverse not shown

1947-49 Zippo with Pontiac Indian logo. Has  signature of Jessie Pheifer on the reverse not shown

 1946-49 loss-proof Zippo with a Ford logo engraving.  Not shown is signature of Harry W. Roberts on the reverse

1946-49 loss-proof Zippo with a Ford logo engraving.  Not shown is signature of Harry W. Roberts on the reverse

 1949-50 Zippo with the Ford logo advertising Dana Hudelson, Inc., Champaign, Illinois

1949-50 Zippo with the Ford logo advertising Dana Hudelson, Inc., Champaign, Illinois

 1950 Zippo advertising the Allstate Guardsman Tire

1950 Zippo advertising the Allstate Guardsman Tire

 1954-55 Zippo with a graphic of a Mobil Premier Battery

1954-55 Zippo with a graphic of a Mobil Premier Battery

 1949-51 Zippo with a Nash logo. Nash Motors Company was an American automobile manufacturer based in Kenosha, Wisconsin from 1916 to 1937. From 1937 to 1954, Nash Motors was the automotive division of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation. Nash production continued from 1954 to 1957 after the creation of American Motors Corporation

1949-51 Zippo with a Nash logo. Nash Motors Company was an American automobile manufacturer based in Kenosha, Wisconsin from 1916 to 1937. From 1937 to 1954, Nash Motors was the automotive division of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation. Nash production continued from 1954 to 1957 after the creation of American Motors Corporation

 1953 Zippo with a Cadillac logo.The Cadillac Car Company (named for the French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac, who founded the city of Detroit in 1701) was founded in August 1902. The first Cadillac–priced at $850–was introduced at the New York Auto Show in 1903

1953 Zippo with a Cadillac logo.The Cadillac Car Company (named for the French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac, who founded the city of Detroit in 1701) was founded in August 1902. The first Cadillac–priced at $850–was introduced at the New York Auto Show in 1903

 Early 1950's full-leather wrapped Zippo advertising Jim White, Your Chevrolet Dealer,  Note the old MA(in) 3141 telephone number.  

Early 1950's full-leather wrapped Zippo advertising Jim White, Your Chevrolet Dealer,  Note the old MA(in) 3141 telephone number.  

 1953 Zippo for Hastings Aero-type Shrouded Spark Plugs

1953 Zippo for Hastings Aero-type Shrouded Spark Plugs

 This 1953 General Motors Zippo has been engraved with the date July 7, 1953.  This is the date that the very first Corvette was produced.  The Corvette went on to become an American classic

This 1953 General Motors Zippo has been engraved with the date July 7, 1953.  This is the date that the very first Corvette was produced.  The Corvette went on to become an American classic

 1953 Zippo for DeSoto and Plymouth Service Rosseau Bros., Fort Wayne, Indiana

1953 Zippo for DeSoto and Plymouth Service Rosseau Bros., Fort Wayne, Indiana

 This is a 1953 Zippo with a Roemer Insurance truck with a "Safety First" bumper

This is a 1953 Zippo with a Roemer Insurance truck with a "Safety First" bumper

 1946-49 Zippo, a brass prototype with the Cadillac logo and "Cadillac" hand-engraved on the back

1946-49 Zippo, a brass prototype with the Cadillac logo and "Cadillac" hand-engraved on the back

 1955 Zippo advertising the Oldsmobile 88.  The back side has a figure Leon Potts "Yeah! I always used to be the low bidder"

1955 Zippo advertising the Oldsmobile 88.  The back side has a figure Leon Potts "Yeah! I always
used to be the low bidder"

 1952-53 Zippo with a Cadillac logo.  Eureka Funeral Cars was one of the major manufacturers of hearses and funeral vehicles mounted bodies on Buick, Cadillac, Dodge, Lincolns and other automobile frames.

1952-53 Zippo with a Cadillac logo.  Eureka Funeral Cars was one of the major manufacturers of hearses and funeral vehicles mounted bodies on Buick, Cadillac, Dodge, Lincolns and other automobile frames.

 1953 Zippo for Universal Battery Company - Chicago 18 - "The Heart of Your Car"

1953 Zippo for Universal Battery Company - Chicago 18 - "The Heart of Your Car"

 1953 Zippo for AAA of  Mansfield, Ohio.  The American Automobile Association was formed in 1902

1953 Zippo for AAA of  Mansfield, Ohio.  The American Automobile Association was formed in 1902

 1954-55 Zippo with a graphic of can of motor oil being poured.  Rohm & Haas is a specialty chemical company owned by Dow Chemical

1954-55 Zippo with a graphic of can of motor oil being poured.  Rohm & Haas is a specialty chemical company owned by Dow Chemical

 1954-55 Zippo for Dodge -  Distribuidora Oriental de Automoviles CA Maturin, Venezuela

1954-55 Zippo for Dodge -  Distribuidora Oriental de Automoviles CA Maturin, Venezuela

 1954 Zippo for   REO Motor Car Company

1954 Zippo for  REO Motor Car Company

 1955 Zippo with the Chevrolet logo celebrating the Buffalo Accountants Christmas Party.     

1955 Zippo with the Chevrolet logo celebrating the Buffalo Accountants Christmas Party. 
 

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 1957 Zippo advertising Goodyear.  The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is an American multinational tire manufacturing company founded in 1898 that manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery. The company was named after American Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber

1957 Zippo advertising Goodyear.  The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is an American multinational tire manufacturing company founded in 1898 that manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery. The company was named after American Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber

 1955 Zippo with a Trailways bus. Continental Trailways was Greyhound's leading competitor until it was merged into Greyhound in the 1980's

1955 Zippo with a Trailways bus. Continental Trailways was Greyhound's leading competitor until it was merged into Greyhound in the 1980's

 1958 Zippo for the Indianapolis Motor Freeway

1958 Zippo for the Indianapolis Motor Freeway

 1954 Zippo for Ford Steel Division.  The reverse reads: "Safety Award 1,000,000 Hours without a disabling injury - Cold Strip - Oct 1954"

1954 Zippo for Ford Steel Division.  The reverse reads: "Safety Award 1,000,000 Hours without a disabling injury - Cold Strip - Oct 1954"

 This 1957 Zippo bears the Edsel logo. The Edsel automobile, named after Edsel Ford, the only son of the company's founder, Henry Ford, was introduced in late 1957 with lots of fanfare. While a lot of people said they would buy, it debuted in an economic recession and few actually bought . After only three model years, 1958, 1959 and 1960, Ford Motor Company gave it up.

This 1957 Zippo bears the Edsel logo. The Edsel automobile, named after Edsel Ford, the only son of the company's founder, Henry Ford, was introduced in late 1957 with lots of fanfare. While a lot of people said they would buy, it debuted in an economic recession and few actually bought . After only three model years, 1958, 1959 and 1960, Ford Motor Company gave it up.

 1958 Zippo for Republic Sales Company "High Quality Replacement Parts" and has a graphic of a Jeep

1958 Zippo for Republic Sales Company "High Quality Replacement Parts" and has a graphic of a Jeep

 1958 Zippo with a graphic of a kicking mule advertising Mule Battery, the Storage Battery that "can't corrode cables".  It has the kick" 

1958 Zippo with a graphic of a kicking mule advertising Mule Battery, the Storage Battery that "can't corrode cables".  It has the kick" 

 1959 Zippo advertising a Ford Industrial Tractor Dealership in Hazelwood MO serving metropolitan St. Louis.  Started by Bob Sharp in 1958, In 1990 Mr. Sharp sold his tractor dealership and retired

1959 Zippo advertising a Ford Industrial Tractor Dealership in Hazelwood MO serving metropolitan St. Louis.  Started by Bob Sharp in 1958, In 1990 Mr. Sharp sold his tractor dealership and retired

 1959 gold-plated Zippo with an engraved Cadillac logo

1959 gold-plated Zippo with an engraved Cadillac logo

 1959 Zippo with a graphic of am ambulance for Rogers-Myers Inc

1959 Zippo with a graphic of am ambulance for Rogers-Myers Inc

 1959 Zippo with a Hathaway Bakeries Division van

1959 Zippo with a Hathaway Bakeries Division van

 1961 Zippo with a Cadillac logo attached

1961 Zippo with a Cadillac logo attached

 1962 Zippo with an engraved Cadillac logo

1962 Zippo with an engraved Cadillac logo

 1961 AAA Zippo for The Cleveland Automobile Club World Travel Department Est. 1900

1961 AAA Zippo for The Cleveland Automobile Club World Travel Department Est. 1900

 1962 Zippo for SAAB, a Swedish automobile manufacturer, and a graphic of a SAAB car

1962 Zippo for SAAB, a Swedish automobile manufacturer, and a graphic of a SAAB car

 1963 Zippo for Ben Geller Chevrolet Inc. with the slogan "What Ben SaysBen Does"

1963 Zippo for Ben Geller Chevrolet Inc. with the slogan "What Ben SaysBen Does"

 1963 slim Zippo with a Town & Country hand-paintedChevrolet logo advertises Draper Chevrolet Company in Saginaw - Bay City, Michigan

1963 slim Zippo with a Town & Country hand-paintedChevrolet logo advertises Draper Chevrolet Company in Saginaw - Bay
City, Michigan

 1963 slim Zippo. A Good Rule - Go with Step-Van Chevrolet

1963 slim Zippo. A Good Rule - Go with Step-Van Chevrolet

 1964 Zippo with the graphic of a Norris home. Norris Homes Inc., named after Lake Norris near Tazewell, TN, has been producing mobile homes since 1965.

1964 Zippo with the graphic of a Norris home. Norris Homes Inc., named after Lake Norris near Tazewell, TN, has been producing mobile homes since 1965.

 1964 Zippo advertising Airtemp - Climate Engineered by Chrysler Corp

1964 Zippo advertising Airtemp - Climate Engineered by Chrysler Corp

 1965 Zippo advertising dependable Champion sparkplugs

1965 Zippo advertising dependable Champion sparkplugs

 1965 Zippo advertising Goodyear Racing Tires

1965 Zippo advertising Goodyear Racing Tires

 1965 Zippo advertising the Marlin by Rambler. The Marlin was produced by the American Motor Corporation from 1965 to 1967

1965 Zippo advertising the Marlin by Rambler. The Marlin was produced by the American Motor Corporation from
1965 to 1967

 1966 Zippo - Chevrolet Suggestion Plan 100% Club- Metal Fabricating

1966 Zippo - Chevrolet Suggestion Plan 100% Club- Metal Fabricating

 1966 Zippo advertisingVolkswagen, or  "The People's Car".  Its origin traces  back to pre-WWIIGermany when Ferdinand Porsche and Adolf Hitler envisioned an affordable car for everyone

1966 Zippo advertisingVolkswagen, or
"The People's Car".  Its origin traces
back to pre-WWIIGermany when Ferdinand Porsche and Adolf Hitler envisioned an affordable car for everyone

 1967 Ford Zippo for Harpeth Motor Company, Franklin Tennessee. Carries the image of R.C. (Junior) Alexander

1967 Ford Zippo for Harpeth Motor Company, Franklin Tennessee. Carries the image of R.C. (Junior) Alexander

 1968  Zippo advertising Checker Cabs

1968  Zippo advertising Checker Cabs

 1968 Zippo with a graphic of a sparkplug.  Prestolite Electric is a global manufacturer and supplier of alternators, starters, electrical equipment, and services to the transportation, industrial, military, marine, agricultural and construction industries

1968 Zippo with a graphic of a sparkplug.  Prestolite Electric is a global manufacturer and supplier of alternators, starters, electrical equipment, and services to the transportation, industrial, military, marine, agricultural and construction industries

 1968 slim Zippo advertising  Volkswagen Morgan Motors, Inc. Route 220 North, Martinsville, Virginia is engraved with the famous VW Beetle

1968 slim Zippo advertising
Volkswagen Morgan Motors, Inc. Route 220 North, Martinsville, Virginia is engraved with the famous VW Beetle

 1968 Zippo with a graphic of a red Volkswagen bug, advertising Granville Motors Inc that was an authorized Volkswagen dealer in Buffalo New York

1968 Zippo with a graphic of a red Volkswagen bug, advertising Granville Motors Inc that was an authorized Volkswagen dealer in Buffalo New York

 1971 slim Zippo.  J.W. “Corkey” Fornof is perhaps Hollywood’s foremost aviator, his work having appeared in 46 feature films—including James Bond classics such as Octopussy—as well as over 1,000 commercials and TV shows.  His favorite planes were Mustangs and F8F Bearcats. Besides flying, he also had an interest in automobiles and owned a Cadillac Oldsmobile dealership in Houma, Louisiana

1971 slim Zippo.  J.W. “Corkey” Fornof is perhaps Hollywood’s foremost aviator, his work having appeared in 46 feature films—including James Bond classics such as Octopussy—as well as over 1,000 commercials and TV shows.  His favorite planes were Mustangs and F8F Bearcats. Besides flying, he also had an interest in automobiles and owned a Cadillac Oldsmobile dealership in Houma, Louisiana

 1970 Zippo with the Buick Pontiac and Opel logos; advertises Anderson Motor Co. in Aurora, Missouri

1970 Zippo with the Buick Pontiac and Opel logos; advertises Anderson Motor Co. in Aurora, Missouri

 1973 slim  Zippo - Atlas 1973 Tire Award Winner

1973 slim  Zippo - Atlas 1973 Tire Award Winner

 1974 Zippo for BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke ), a German multinational company which produces automobiles and motorcycles.  The company was founded in 1916 and has its headquarters in Munich, Bavaria.

1974 Zippo for BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke ), a German multinational company which produces automobiles and motorcycles.  The company was founded in 1916 and has its headquarters in Munich, Bavaria.

 1975 Zippo with racing flags advertising the Chevrolet Corvette

1975 Zippo with racing flags advertising the Chevrolet Corvette

 1973 Zippo advertising Ford and Kennedy Tractor and Implement Co. in Kennedy New York owned by the Kapuscinski Brothers

1973 Zippo advertising Ford and Kennedy Tractor and Implement Co. in Kennedy New York owned by the Kapuscinski Brothers

 1973 slim Zippo for Hertz Number One Club.  Hertz introduced the #1 Club in 1972, now known as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards®,a computerized data system that allowed club members to use Express Service

1973 slim Zippo for Hertz Number One Club.  Hertz introduced the #1 Club in 1972, now known as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards®,a computerized data system that allowed club members to use Express Service

 1974 Zippo for General Tire International

1974 Zippo for General Tire International

 1974 Zippo for Harrison GM or General Motors -Suggestion Award Winner

1974 Zippo for Harrison GM or General Motors -Suggestion Award Winner

 1974 Zippo with Champion bow-tie logo

1974 Zippo with Champion bow-tie logo

 1976 Zippo with the engraving of a Cadillac ambulance for Midland

1976 Zippo with the engraving of a Cadillac ambulance for Midland

 1976 Zippo depicting the back end of an automobile with an antenna.  C.B., or Citizen Band radio, a system of short distance radio communications that is shared by many users.  C.B. radio is used primarily by truck drivers . "Good Buddy" is a term used among truckers and others as a salutation when the other operator's handle is unknown

1976 Zippo depicting the back end of an automobile with an antenna.  C.B., or Citizen Band radio, a system of short distance radio communications that is shared by many users.  C.B. radio is used primarily by truck drivers . "Good Buddy" is a term used among truckers and others as a salutation when the other operator's handle is unknown

 1977 Zippo for Buick with the distinctive three-shield logo

1977 Zippo for Buick with the distinctive three-shield logo

 1977 Zippo with the Ferrari emblem

1977 Zippo with the Ferrari emblem

 1978 with Porsche logo. Ferdinand Porsche founded the company in 1931. One of the first assignments the new company received was from the German government to design a car for the people, that is a "Volkswagen".

1978 with Porsche logo. Ferdinand Porsche founded the company in 1931. One of the first assignments the new company received was from the German government to design a car for the people, that is a "Volkswagen".

 1978 Zippo with the graphic of a red convertible for Bay Fair Motors of San Leandro, California "A Happy Family Our Best Testimonial"

1978 Zippo with the graphic of a red convertible for Bay Fair Motors of San Leandro, California "A Happy Family Our Best Testimonial"

 1980 slim Datsun Zippo.  Datsun, produced by Nissan Motor Company traces its origins back to 1911.  The name comes from the "Son of DAT" after the Japanese "Datto", or running hare

1980 slim Datsun Zippo.  Datsun, produced by Nissan Motor Company traces its origins back to 1911.  The name comes from the "Son of DAT" after the Japanese "Datto", or running hare

 1983 Fiat Zippo. Fiat was founded in Turin, Italy in 1899.

1983 Fiat Zippo. Fiat was founded in Turin, Italy in 1899.

 1985 Zippo with a graphic of a Jeep which is one of the most popular forms of transportation in the Phillipines

1985 Zippo with a graphic of a Jeep which is one of the most popular forms of transportation in the Phillipines

 1994 Mercedes Benz Zippo.  The Company resulted from the 1926 merger of Gottlieb Daimler's Daimler Motor  Company and Benz & Company, both founded in 1890

1994 Mercedes Benz Zippo.  The Company resulted from the 1926 merger of Gottlieb Daimler's Daimler Motor  Company and Benz & Company, both founded in 1890

 1999 Zippo with an attached BMW badge

1999 Zippo with an attached BMW badge