A rare Rolls Royce Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament was boldy stolen in the UK recently. A vintage Rolls Royce was parked safely in its garage when it was broken into and vandal(s) made off with the kneeling Spirit of Ecstasy emblem from the bonnet. Special edition Rolls Royce badges and emblems are tempting to take, it would seem!
The kneeling Spirit of Ecstasy
The Spirit of Ecstasy ornament is a woman leaning forward with outstretched arms, her clothing billowing behind her like wings. It creates a nice effect from the hood, hinting at power and speed. She is also known as Emily, Silver Lady or Flying Lady and was designed by Charles Robinson Sykesand. She represents an old love story and also the Rolls Royce brand. She is now rare, as the kneeling pose was discontinued following the Silver Dawn, Phantom IV and Silver Wraith models in favor of the more upright pose.