Have you ever wondered why all Rolls Royce’s hood ornaments don’t sell in the market? It’s because the Spirit of Ecstasy, as the hood ornament is called, is protected by a brilliantly over-engineered mechanism that causes it to retract and disappear if tampered with.

As explained by this salesman – It’s apparently a standard feature included on all of Rolls Royce’s vehicles since 2004, and presumably the hood ornament can be raised again from inside the vehicle once its rightful owner returns.

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