Sorry Clive, I knew it was KB.....
Perhaps the abbreviation for Kellogg Brown & Root led to me getting the last letter wrong. It's looking good, and shows the simpler 'V6 24V' badging of the Phase 1s.
Extra badges really are a pet peeve of mine. I've seen the curly Peugeot V6 badge on the back of a W210 E-Class and a Vauxhall Omega. I'm not sure why people need to tell the world their car has a V6 other than other cars with V6s leave the factory fitted badges and theirs don't? Previous models from Mercedes and GM didn't have 'Straight 6' badges on their bootlids did they? A Renault Megane 'Coupe' badge on the side of the bonnet clamshell of an Audi TT? It shows it's not the saloon or convertible version of the Audi TT?
I just love those adverts that refer to Pininfarina styling and how they also style Ferraris (even when the car being advertised is a Chris Bangle penned Fiat Coupe) and then some owner has taken it upon themselves to add assorted other bits of brightwork that the original designer deemed unnecessary.
I also wonder if everything else, every other fix or improvement has been made to that car before someone took it upon themselves to add some non standard badges to it. It couldn't do with a better tyre, or an exhaust hanger or a bit of lacquer lift fixed, or an oil change instead of spending that money on a badge?
Thinking about it Fiat Barchettas don't seem to attract additional non standard badges. Perhaps that's because of their rarity and I've just not seen them.
Perhaps they have an upside a bit like when you spot that car at the auction with the colour coded headlamp eyebrows and an exhaust with an outlet that big it risks having Badgers hibernating in there over winter? It's a convenient warning to give them a wide berth?