So, Just what is Your Vintage

Hood Ornament Worth?


Would you believe that this 1978 Ford Thunderbird Hood Ornament recently sold on eBay for over $300? Or, that this 1951 Buick Hood Ornament brought in over $200?

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So, you found an old Pontiac Indian hood ornament at a flea market or yard sale, or maybe you dug it up when helping your mother-in-law clean out her garage. In any event youPontiac Indian Chief Hood ornaments would like to know 'what's it worth?' Now if it was from a rare Duesenberg or Bugatti you probably already have a good idea that it is highly valuable. But what if it is from a Pontiac, Chevy or a Ford. Is it worth $25 or $2500? Do you toss it as scrap, or insure it?

You would probably like to know if your hood ornament is highly sought after by collectors or if it is just an "also ran". Well there is a way to get a rough idea of what it is worth.

Pierce-Arrow Archer Hood ornamentsAs is true of all collectibles the "law of supply and demand" controls prices, and certainly Hood Ornaments are no exception. Some of the more common hood ornaments, such as those from Fords and General Motors can readily be found for under $50, while the harder to find Hood ornaments like an original Pierce-Arrow Archer in mint condition could go for over $1000. And there are many other models of hood ornaments that would go for a lot more than that.

The easiest way to get a rough idea of the value of a particular ornament, or to find out how much yours may be worth, is to see if any others like it have sold recently on eBay. And if so at what price? Do this by going to eBay HERE, and clicking on the 'advanced search' button at the top of the menu bar. This will bring you to a more detailed search screen. Enter your hood ornament description and manufacturer, such as "Pontiac Indian hood ornament" then check the 'completed listings only' box and hit enter. This will bring up a list of all ornaments that fit your description sold on eBay during the last month with the prices they sold for.

(PLEASE NOTE: You must be a logged in member of eBay to use this feature. If you are not a member, sign up is FREE and you can do it here.)

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