Rolls Royce Spirit of Ecstasy Hood Ornament in Gold
This famous Hood Ornament was fashioned after Eleanor Velasco Thornton also known as "Thorn", who was the secretary and secret love of John Walter Edward Douglas Scott-Montagu (the second Baron Montagu of Beaulieu), the editor of The Car Illustrated magazine. She was killed in 1915 when the SS Persia was torpedoed by a U-boat south of Crete.
March 5th, 2015
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