If you are a retro or vintage car enthusiast, you should quickly identify this hood ornament as a classic Lincoln Continental emblem. The black and white fine-art photograph focuses the viewer on admiring the shiny detail and elegance of the Continental's sleek hood leading to the impressive emblem.
In the current era where hood ornaments are sleek and flat, it is easy to forget that classic American car used to have impressive chrome hood ornaments.
These antique hood ornaments on classic cars from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s were works of art created by iconic artists and legendary automobile manufacturers. They became the status of pride for the vehicles themselves.
The Lincoln Continental made a definitive mark on 1960's classic old car style and was one of the last United States car models to feature suicide or rear-hinged doors.