Hood Ornament Of The Month: 1960 Rover 100S

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. After seeing the Porsche 356-O-Rama, we need more VintageRacer photos!

I'm not sure I'd choose the hood ornament on this early-60s Rover over the custom-made one on the DOTS 1953 Citroën Traction-Avant 11 Légère, but it's a tough call. A bearded warrior sporting a winged helmet, on the nose of a car bearing the name of a dog? Of course! Here's what VR has to say:

Not a particularly rare car - they built a little over 16,000 over its run. I found this one in the parking lot of the hotel we were staying at the weekend of the Columbia River Classic Vintage race and All British Field Meet. The three hotels all side by side across from Portland International raceway were full of British cars. This one caught my eye because of the hood ornament - I think it's one of the coolest ones I've seen. And I've got a nice series of pictures on the 1950 Jag MkV 3.5 litre it's parked next to as well.

Hood Ornament Of The Month: 1960 Rover 100S

Hood Ornament Of The Month: 1960 Rover 100S

Hood Ornament Of The Month: 1960 Rover 100S

Hood Ornament Of The Month: 1960 Rover 100S

Hood Ornament Of The Month: 1960 Rover 100S

Hood Ornament Of The Month: 1960 Rover 100S


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