1949 Nash Ambassador Super Sedan car mascot

Sale price Price $ 2,000.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

Tax included.
Very Rare Art Deco 1949 Nash Ambassador Super Sedan car mascot/bonnet. hood ornament flying woman , the base marked 25218-1


Size 33 x 15 cm

This new Nash Flying Lady was created especially for the 1949 Airflyte (both Ambassador and Statesman models) by the famous George Petty of Petty Girl renown.  Her wide wings and soft contours, finished in heavy chrome, add a distinctive note to the Nash automobile.

George Petty was the original American pin-up girl artist.  Petty’s career shifted into high gear after he went to work for a brand-new magazine called Esquire in 1933.  The Petty Girl became the standard in advertising and was also overwhelmingly popular with American servicemen during WWII.   Hundreds of American bombers featured a Petty Girl on the fuselage including the renowned Memphis Belle, the first bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe.   Ernie Pyle, famed war correspondent, wrote from Tunisia in 1943 that “Petty’s drawing of his famous girl stretched out on her stomach musing about something is tacked up in hundreds of soldier billets in North Africa.”