Authentic 1930s Mobil Pegasus Sign
Final bid:$1,600
Categories: Art & Memorabilia
Auction type: ReserveEnded
6 bids, 6 comments

Item Details

  • Location: Malibu, CA 90265
  • Lot #: M-0037629

Available for auction is an authentic Mobil Pegasus sign thought to be from the 1930’s. This impressive Mobil Pegasus measures approximately 52”x 41” in size and was manufactured from cast aluminum weighing roughly 25 lbs. The sign features a left-facing flying horse painted in red and white and is estimated to have been manufactured between 1937-1939. The seller states it’s possible the sign was used as an early prototype as it lacks the usual refinement of later signs.  

The sign was acquired in upstate New York out of a larger collection. It is believed the original owner, owned several SOCONY-VACUUM gas stations in upstate New York and Vermont and had a large collection of signs and memorabilia in his barn.

The winged horse used to be part of the Mobil oil logo – known today as ExxonMobil after the merger with Exxon. Like every brand, the Pegasus has developed over the years and has been adapted to the popular zeitgeist. Originally derived from Greek mythology and known today as the Mobile Pegasus, it represents power, speed, performance, and immortality. The logo is now synonymous with Porsche race cars of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s and is still used to this day.  

The seller states the sign is in excellent condition considering its age with bright paintwork and only minor patina. Large pieces like these don’t come up to auction often so don’t miss your chance to own a rare piece of authentic Art Deco-style Americana Automobilia from one of the world's most recognized brands. The buyer is responsible for shipping, handling, and transactional fees.

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $1,600
  • Auction End: Dec 19, 2023 09:35:00PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 6
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  • ftsuru 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $1,600

  • MILESAHEADPORSCHE (seller) 4 monthsago

    As we're nearing the conclusion of the of the 1930's Mobil Pegasus I wanted to thank the all (3) of the bidders (@prometheus @sbsurfer and @wyoland) who have raised their electronic Paddles and put money on the line to win this prized and coveted petrolina mantiques / man cave artifact.

    Per Pcar Market rules and regulations I can NOT divulge what the reserve is to win the Mobil Pegasus but I can state that the reserved has now been (significantly) LOWERED by 50% in an effort that the Pegasus will be SOLD today!
    Bidders now have the best chance possible to secure this beautiful automotive / man cave antique from this deep reduction in the reserve.

    There is a little more than 1 hours remaining in the auction and given that the reserve has now been lowered substantially now is the time to take a STRONG SHOT and secure this special gem.
    Aggressive bidding in the final hours is encouraged in order to achieve ownership of this truly unique and rare Americana gas & oil artifact in such pristine condition.
    Thank you for your interest and bids.
    Good luck to the bidders...
    Bid Now!
    Bid Aggressively!
    Bid To Win!

  • Prometheus 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $1,525

  • MILESAHEADPORSCHE (seller) 4 monthsago

    @sbsurfer Thank you for your $1500 bid on the elegant Pegasus.

  • sbsurfer 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $1,500

  • Prometheus 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $1,100

  • wyoland 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $1,025

  • MILESAHEADPORSCHE (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

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  • MILESAHEADPORSCHE (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    Thank you for kicking off this auction in a special way with your bid of $1000 dollars @Prometheus !

  • MILESAHEADPORSCHE (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    A very special thanks to all of my previous bidders of my auctions here on Pcar Market.
    Your support and business means more to me than I can express in words and I'm thrilled to bring you another exciting Porsche related artifact to you.
    If you could now turn your attention and interest to this fascinating and unique
    (1930's ART DECO PERIOD VINTAGE MOBIL PEGASUS SIGN) which is just incredible and beautifully authentic and in remarkable 86 years of vintage Mobil Pegasus signage and history.

    Like most rare and highly collectable prized items that are in the collector space...
    this 1930's Art Deco period Mobil Pegasus sign is very coveted and highly prized.
    Its a rare unique MOBIL PEGASUS artifact that you just won't see on the open collector marketplace anywhere if ever.
    Given its larger (52" X 41") size and pristine condition it is a "Man Cave" gem that you don't want to miss out on.
    Porsche & antique collectors now have a special opportunity to have the kind of bragging rights that few can ever attain in your ownership of this unicorn piece of Mobil Pegasus untrammeled history in motorsports with Porsche and as the reference standard in motorsports racing history. The mythical winged horse has graced the fenders of some of the most iconic Porsche cars in history. From James Dean's 356, to the vaunted 550 Group S (1953) and many 911's to this very day the legendary Mobil Pegasus has earned it's place in Porsche lore and status.
    Given the ultra rarities of this extremely unique antique / mantique and highly coveted man cave collectible with values range from $8,000 to as much as $14,000 for these early 1930's Art Deco Mobil Pegasus signs.
    Socony merged with the Vacuum Oil Company in 1931 and eventually became one of the “Seven Sisters” which was a cartel that controlled 85% of the oil market after WWII until the 1970s when OPEC and similar state-owned oil companies gave a rousing beat down to all others.
    We know the Socony-Vacuum Oil Company today as ExxonMobil.
    This very very rare unique and simply gorgeous Mobil Pegasus is simply one of The Most Beautiful and Elegant Things on Earth!
    Pcar market has captured the magic of the European flea markets, by offering and connecting those seeking the most beautiful automobiles and things on earth with highly coveted sellers in vintage, antique and contemporary P cars, automotive / man cave décor, art, and fine watches spaces.
    I'm honored and proud to present to you this incredible and exclusive barn / farm find of epic proportions...
    The sublime antique circa 1930's Art Deco period fantastic Mobil Pegasus!
    If you have any questions during the auction please don't hesitate to submit them to me and I will answer them as promptly as possible.
    Thanks again and good luck with your bids!

  • Prometheus 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • MILESAHEADPORSCHE (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

Authentic 1930s Mobil Pegasus Sign
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