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Larry kemling
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Have not seen one of these 1937-40 Duesenberg towncar cars by FM with a hood ornament though the 1to 1 shows one and this model actually has a notch in the chrome strip for one to be fitted.

not sure if any of our members can answer this question but thought it doesn’t hurt to ask anyways…

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Larry the hood ornament is the standard Duesenberg V shaped and does fit in the notch. I don't know how to send pictures...perhaps someone might send one.


   
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Larry kemling
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Bob I understand the standard Duesenberg emblem normally is attached to a exposed radiator cap ,this car evidently has its cap under the hood like other cars of the times. So I’m thinking it must have had a different specific type of mount…

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Larry kemling
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A photo of the actual car showing the emblem.

another interesting question is I’m wondering if like some cars the emblem was considered similar to a mascot and had a specific name?…..probably not….lol

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Edit: ok found a photo of the FM 1/24 model sporting the hood ornament …..

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1961Linc
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I have the model from FM and it does have the Duesenberg hood ornament. Most of those out there for sale have long ago lost their ornaments,

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Larry kemling
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@1961linc 

sadly this seems to be the case,was wondering if the hood ornament was not permanently mounted when these models were shipped,maybe being separate in the box to protect it 

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@larry-kemling The ornament was mounted when these models were shipped. Here is mine. Hope it helps.

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Larry kemling
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Thanks Harrison! Much appreciated!……suprising it’s a kinda coarse stamping isn’t it.

one would have thought it have a bit more detail to it….


   
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Larry kemling
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Here’s a close up of the hood ornament on my Matrix 1935  Duesenberg 1/43 Towncar ….

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