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#1 Tim Murray

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 20:34

I've received the following e-mail:

Dear Tim. This is a bit of a long shot, but maybe you could help. 10 years ago, at a garage sale, I bought a lot of old Land Rover and other stock, including several rolling chassis. On the bonnet of one old shell was an emblem, a flying horse. It looks very old, about 12 cms high & 15 wide. I have been a mechanic 25 yrs & never heard or seen anything related to Pegasus connected to vehicles other than racing or drag racing. I have spent hours searching the net for clues; best guess is 1920 to 1930 vehicle. It's definitely off a bonnet & it's old. Any ideas? Any info would be much appreciated. Many thanks, Dave Higgins.



My first thought was Pegaso, but that would be too modern, I think. Can anyone help, please?

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#2 Rob G

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Posted 30 December 2003 - 20:53

Mobil Oil?

#3 Joe Fan

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 14:09

Sounds like the Mobil Oil pegasus as Rob indicated above. Here is an article on the history of the Mobil pegasus that has been around for 70-plus years: http://www.ci.torran...soc/ths9903.pdf

I remember seeing the Mobil pegasus on gas and tow trucks so it wasn't soley confined to racing cars.

#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 17:42

Many thanks Rob and Joe. I'll pass your suggestions on. I had rather assumed that the item was a solid bonnet mascot along the lines of the Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy, but on re-reading the e-mail I'm not so sure. Do we know whether Mobil ever produced solid Pegasus mascots?

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#5 CONOSUR

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 18:16

Try googling "Amilcar." Built in Paris during the time frame you mention, the mascot/hood ornament is Pegasus.




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#6 Tim Murray

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 19:08

Good suggestion - I see what you mean . .

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. . . Amilcar mascot, found on this website:

http://ken-thornton....actory_a-e.html

Many thanks, Conosur. :)

#7 CONOSUR

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 22:52

You're quite welcome. Was that what you were looking for?




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#8 Tim Murray

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 23:05

I don't know. I've passed the photos to the gentleman who sent me the query, but he hasn't yet responded yea or nay. Watch this space . . .

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 17:26

:up: Will do...





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