No Race Car Beds

7 Car-Themed Pieces of Furniture We’d Actually Want in Our Homes


June 30, 2020 Cars By Photo by Super Veloce
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Your home is an extension of yourself, so if you’re a car enthusiast, you may be looking for a way to project your passion for all things automotive via your furnishings But that can be a bit tough to do…at least, if you want to do it subtly and tastefully. You may not want to go all-in with a $24,000 Lamborghini speaker or a $10,000 couch made from a 1957 Chevy, and there’s only a finite age window where a race car bed is appropriate.

Below, however, are a few car-themed conversation starters we certainly wouldn’t mind having around our homes.

Porsche Design 911 Speaker

Porsche Design built a Bluetooth speaker using the original exhaust pipe from the 911 GT3. It’s Porsche, so as you would expect, there’s a fancier version incorporating the original rear silencer for a few grand more.

Sahara Force India Limited Edition Wheel Rim Coffee Table

The Force India F1 team has become Racing Point, and will soon be Aston Martin. And you can bet that team’s livery will no longer be pink. But that means there’ll be a bit more rarity to this bit of racing history: a race-used wheel rim from the 2014 season, that has been converted into a coffee table.

Toyota Piston Clock

Toyota fandom is real — and spectacular. Now, you can celebrate it with this clock-slash-pen holder built using a real Toyota piston. It can be painted, cleaned up and polished, or left to develop a patina for a worn look. (Sadly, you can’t add the ubiquitous Toyota digital dash clock.)

Jeep CJ Tailgate Buffet Table

Repurposed barn wood is great. What could make it even better? Cabinet doors repurposed from an old Jeep CJ tailgate. This item can serve as a buffet table — or, if so inclined, a media center.

Block Wine Rack Coffee Table

One thing about old engine blocks: they’re just about the right size to be a wine rack. This one is also a coffee table.

Alfa Romeo 2.5-Liter V6 Engine Coffee Table

The Alfa Romeo GTV6 remains a legend because of its 2.5-liter V6 engine. This one no longer makes sweet internal combustion music, but it does make a fine-looking coffee table.

Picswood Toy Car Storage Shelf

The trouble with Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars is if you buy your kid one, you’ll end up buying a hundred — and those cars will end up stashed in every crevice of your house. This customizable wall storage rack will help your child (or adult) organize his or her things.

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Tyler Duffy

Tyler Duffy is Gear Patrol's Motoring Staff Writer. He used to write about sports for The Big Lead and The Athletic. He has a black belt in toddler wrangling. He's based outside Detroit.

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