E & M PerezEllen and Michael Perez

RARE Armored Knight Hood Ornament or Radiator Cap, Willy's Knight Auto

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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Specialty: Classic Autos: Pre 1930: Item # 1489112
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Very rare and highly desirable figural hood ornament/radiatior cap for Willy's Knight Automobile, this form the largest and most elaborate of all ornaments for the Willy's Knight Automobile (1914-1933), this one from 1928, designed for the 66A Variety model auto. Considered one of the 10 best auto ornaments, along with the classic Rolls Royce, Duesenberg, Bugatti, Pontiac, etc models. Measures roughly 5 1/4" high, 5 1/4" deep including lance, 3" wide, and the base is 2 1/4" diameter. The figure holds a lance, often missing on these figures, and the knight sits upon a threaded shaft cast in art deco style with 10 pillars and stepped design. The armour is very detailed and shows various surfaces, including a textured section. Helmet is also quite detailed and realistic, and the face of the knight is fierce and determined, representing the ruggedness of the vehicle. Very heavy and durable, it appears to be steel with a silvered finish. Condition shows wear and loss to some of shiny surface, but it is intact and only has surface issues. Vintage item has been used and shows age wear, sold as is. This is a rarity, very few every show up with original lance still attached. Please see all photos for details and email any questions. Shipping via USPS or Fedex with tracking and insurance. Due to value, this item will require a signature upon delivery. Shipping delays may occur.