This is actually a radio antenna too. Bonus points if you can name the make model and year.
The Lincoln greyhound, from Lincoln's classic heyday of the thirties and early forties.
Packard had two iconic mascots. The Cormorant, seen here:
and the "Donut Chaser" (actually more formally known as the "Goddess of Speed"):
Hispano-Suiza's beautiful mascot:
Even lowly, workingman Ford had a beautiful mascot in the thirties, the Quail (most typically seen on the Model A):
Duesenberg's was deco-simple, and very pretty:
I especially like Pierce Arrow's mascot, the Archer:
Many of the glass ones were fitted with illumination. These were commonly made by LaLique(!) and the glass was frosted to improve the glow effect.
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Compared to a British roadster, all Volkswagens are reliable!
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