• May 14, 2009
eBay hot rod art couch- Click above for an image gallery

Loving all that is automotive is slightly different than living all that is automotive. One of the distinguishing factors is how automotively-influenced your furniture is. If you bought your sofa because it reminds you of your M3's upholstery, you're in the love group. If, however, you can actually drive your furniture, you, my friend, are living it.

But our eBay Find of the Day defies simple categorization. It's a fully-functional couch that resembles something Boyd Coddington might have sketched while doing shots after having his eyes dilated. The outrageous sunset orange pearl paint covers a hand-formed, all-metal body with working headlights and leather seating surfaces. But it doesn't even have wheels, much less do burnouts on the street. With a starting bid of $45,000, shouldn't it at least do that?

The auction description says that the, um, unique sofa can be taken apart to "fit in most rooms." We can tell you right now that our spouses will quickly disqualify "most rooms" in our houses. We aren't even allowed to have the six-speed plunger in our throne rooms. The seller's name, cartisticdesigns, is from London, Ontario, also the home of Cartistic Designs autobody repair. Maybe the auction should say it would "fit in most autobody repair shops. Auction ends May 16, but so far, it looks like nobody's spouse has given the $45k approval.

Thanks for the tip, Rico!




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      • 5 Years Ago
      While I can certainly appreciate the level of fit, finish and workmanship I would not want this piece of furniture/art in my house on a bet.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This isn't primarily meant to be furniture but, rather, an outgrowth of his art & automotive fabrication/painting business. In that sense, not a whole lot different from someone who spends a ton on a real Hot Rod, as art that can actually be used.

      http://www.fredbailey.ca/main/functional.htm

      • 5 Years Ago
      It's actually pretty cool but it needs 16 cupholders. And I wouldn' pay 45k for it - maybe $2,750 tops with $2.50 shipping on Overstock someday though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is ZZ Top selling off their lounge furniture?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll laugh if this ends up as the next prop on the Top Gear stage.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I was thinking Top Gear Dubai
        • 5 Years Ago
        maybe american top gear
      • 5 Years Ago
      For $45,000 I can drop a pair of Pontiac Solstice convertibles into my living room. They'd probably be more comfortable, and I'd be able to take them out for a spin on weekends.