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Hello folks,



Apparently there is a lockable plate you can buy which sits over the square hole at the top of the radiator to protect the theft of your Spirit of Ecstasy, obviously once you've pushed the mascot into the grill. Can't find anything on Google. Does anyone know where such things are sold please?


I ask, because a few nights ago, I had a very rare evening out with her ladyship to a restaurant at a perfectly respectable part of the New Forest, only for us to return to the Rolls to find someone had ripped off the mascot, which in turn also left the spring mechanism it sits on broken as well.



Which brings me onto my next question. The insurance company seemed to baulk a bit at the quoted repair fee from the RR specialist garage I've been using for the car. The quote was £950+vat being £1,140. I have no idea if this is reasonable or not, having just assumed that being a classic car, a RR as well, that the required (second hand) parts are getting rarer and pricier. Granted it's going to have to be an insurance claim, but anyone have any thoughts on the cost amount?


Thanks and regards to all.
James.
 

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I think kelly, we need to invent a system where, similar to the old mascot alarm that triggered the horn, a system where some power from the battery and through the coil hooked to the mascot would send quite a shocking message to any would be thief...a man can't even enjoy his PMC without fear of damage. It makes me angry, lack of respect!
 

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Am I correct In assuming that the mascot has to be removed each time we use this? I have never removed ours, so is it much of a job to remove and reinstall?
 

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Thanks Jean, I should've thought of Flying Spares. May keep a look out for a second hand one. £230 for new is quite pricey, but granted, cheaper than having to make an insurance claim every time one gets stolen I suppose...
 
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