A question about the front badge.
The well-faded one on my 156 (in the picture) turned out to be a thin disc of self-adhesive aluminium which crinkled up as I pried it off.
The replacement badge, which I think might be the same as what is available in England, was much thicker 'metal' (i.e. pot metal!) with two pins and a ring of double-sided foam tape.
My grille surround had two holes which the pins fitted loosely within - I glued the badge on, to be certain it would stay put, but because the badge is thicker than the original and because the surround has a convex surface, the badge protrudes from the grille surround by the thickness of the badge (about 3 to 4mm). Doesn't look as good as the original flush fitting, as you can see in the second picture (cropped from a bigger picture, sorry).
I followed this up with the badge supplier who told me that is the only type, and is definitely correct for the pre-facelift 156.
Has anyone else run into this 'badge incompatibility' - I wonder if there is a slightly different surround fitted to later pre-facelift cars? And can the thin aluminium badge be bought? sa155ae, yours looks beautiful and flush-fitted...
Ratatouille - I know what you mean about the rear badge, it seems to be a never-ending process of degradation doesn't it?
Badges on FIATs are just as weak (you'd think the badge should be the proudest part of the car) - I find that silicone spray can help, as it soaks in under the flaking lacquer and rejuvenates the colours for a while, while keeping water out. My rear badge seems rigidly fixed in place (I was expecting it to swivel!) so perhaps I shall find a way to fasten the front badge on there and get a new thinner type (if possible) for the front.
EDIT: Found the one I had prised off, plus a faded version of the commonly-available type for comparison.