GM stole the design from their subsidiary Vauxhall in the UK from a car made called a Hurlingham Roadster. This factory design pattern was thought to have been destroyed 85 years ago.
Allegedly, according to a letter published on Hemmings, it was hung in a barn in Ohio as ‘barn art’
However, it was on a car in 1973 at Hershey. So, that makes the story about it being found on a wall in Ohio in need of an explanation and time frame
photos courtesy of Michael Ferguson in Australia
and here is the finished look in the one remaining car in the United States