Can You Identify This Hood ornament?

Posted by: 1970mach

Can You Identify This Hood ornament? - Wed Aug 18 2010 07:12 PM

I picked this up today. I thought it was for an early Peugot but I could not find the lion ornament on their website quite like this one. Anyone know?
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: Can You Identify This Hood ornament? - Wed Aug 18 2010 09:37 PM

I dont know what it went to but I do know that they could be bought & put on any car or truck. It is defiantly a old one. Very cool smile
Posted by: bruzer75

Re: Can You Identify This Hood ornament? - Wed Aug 18 2010 11:45 PM

Don't know but my first thought was Jaguar. The head seems to large for that though.
Mike
Posted by: badgas

Re: Can You Identify This Hood ornament? - Thu Aug 19 2010 12:44 AM

Likely a vintage JC Whitney catalog piece. It's a generic hood ornament that could be placed on any vehicle.
Posted by: 1970mach

Re: Can You Identify This Hood ornament? - Thu Aug 19 2010 03:55 AM

It is definately old..Not sure how long JC Whitney has been selling these. It does have a part number C88A-16850. I googled it only to find 1 reference to another person trying to find what it was for. I guess it is like was said a generic hood ornament. Cool piece anways. Thanks
Posted by: Roger Loupias

Re: Can You Identify This Hood ornament? - Thu Aug 19 2010 02:06 PM

Its a 1951 Monarch automobile (Canadaian Merc) hood ornament. Worth about about $80 to $100, if you can find one. You did!
Posted by: 1970mach

Re: Can You Identify This Hood ornament? - Thu Aug 19 2010 08:08 PM

Thanks Roger!
Posted by: Mac

Re: Can You Identify This Hood ornament? - Fri Aug 20 2010 01:36 PM

Yep.
Mac
Posted by: badgas

Re: Can You Identify This Hood ornament? - Sat Aug 21 2010 12:53 AM

Now I know what to look for at swap meets.