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Info on 60 DeSoto hood ornament
I have heard from a couple of the original designers that it was indeed the coat of arms for Hernando. I am not sure this was ever explained in any literature, but the same symbols can be found on various parts of all the Forward Look cars. The '55-'56 has it on the front end emblem and steering wheel center. On the '57 it's again on the front end and the '57-'58 cars have it on the steering wheel center snd then hubcap center on the '58. My '59 has a large coat of arms on the rear quarter emblem, which was also found in a different variation on the Adventurer. I did notice '57-'59 also utilizes an eagle/bird symbols as well that is especially prevalent on the '59, found in about 5 different locations on the car.