Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments



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One of the most delightful details of cars in the 1920s and 1930s are their hood ornaments. These free-standing sculptures became a symbol of prestige and class and were a sign of a super-luxury car due to their labor-intensive casting and polishing processes -- not to mention the actual concept vision, sculpting prototypes for the reverse mold, followed by chrome or brass plating.

The below are all pretty outstanding, with the anthropomorphic ones featuring living creatures as perhaps a bit more captivating than the pure Art Deco style shown by the LaSalle and Horch Auto Union cars.

In terms of the most unique or interesting, the Bentley beauty is not often seen since this era. The Delahaye woman's head and flowing hair in ultra-slim profile is perhaps the most memorable, if not from the driver's seat. This is because the slim shape is virtually invisible from a straight-ahead angle. Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 13 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 15Below is another sculpture inspiration in 1:3 scale to kick things off.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments

 

  1. 1931 Bentley 4 Litre Vanden Plas TourerTop 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 2 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 1

  2. 1935 Pierce-Arrow 1245 Convertible CoupeTop 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 39 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 45 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 44 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 43 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 42 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 41 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 40

  3. 1931 Delage D8 S CabrioletTop 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 38 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 37 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 36 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 35 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 34 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 33

  4. 1934 Packard 1104 Super Eight PhaetonTop 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 47 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 46 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 48 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 49 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 52 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 51 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 50

  5. DELAHAYE - Show carTop 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 17 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 16 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 15 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 14 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 13 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 12

  6. Chrysler Imperial - Show carTop 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 25 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 24 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 23 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 22 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 21 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 20 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 19 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 18

  7. 1936 Horch 853 CabrioletTop 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 8 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 9 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 10

  8. 1929 Hispano-Suiza H6B Hibbard & Darrin CabrioletTop 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 26 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 27 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 32 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 31 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 30 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 29 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 28

  9. 1935 Cadillac 370D Fleetwood Town CabrioletTop 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 7 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 6 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 5 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 4 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 3

  10. 1934 LaSalle 50 Fleetwood ConvertibleTop 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 53 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 54 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 55 Top 10 Most Beautiful Pebble Beach Hood Ornaments 56

BONUS: Mystery ornament from Gooding and Co auctions.

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