Custom Furniture Made from Classic Car PartsJuly 14th, 2019
Most car fanatics prefer to see classic cars kept together and driveable. But for one reason or another, they sometimes end up in junk yards, barns, or abandoned in a field. If you can bear the thought of your favorite classic car being transformed into furniture, then then read on. Otherwise, avert your eyes.
French custom furniture maker 3 GJB 17 takes parts from old cars, restores them, and turns them into impressive sculptural pieces of furniture. He’s made everything from streamlined desks using Porsche or Mercedes-Benz trunk lids, to bars made from VW buses, and even a couch that used to be a Rolls-Royce trunk… er, boot.
His pieces aren’t cheap, but for the well-heeled, I could see these turning up in their mansions. If you’re interested in seeing more of 3 GJB 17’s work, he’s going to have a collection on display at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours, which runs from August 14 to 18.