10 Awesome Automotive ‘Parts’ for Your Ford Man Cave
Barrett-Jackson has more than incredible cars, with plenty automotive decor for the perfect man cave.
If you are building your ideal Ford-themed man cave, you’ll need plenty of automotive “parts” to kick-up the style of your personal space. You might be able to find some unique items on the Internet or a big Ford swap meet, but the Barrett-Jackson auctions might be the best place to find a huge spread of new and classic automotive décor.
In addition to all of the vehicles that we see on television, the Barrett-Jackson events have scores of non-vehicle items, ranging from classic toys to industry signage to old schools tools and everything in between. While flipping through non-vehicle listings for the upcoming Palm Beach auction in April, we came across 10 items that would fit perfectly in any Ford-themed man cave.
Vintage Ford Fluid Cans
Before everything came in plastic containers, these Genuine Ford Parts metal cans would have been used by your mechanic to store all sorts of fluids. These particular items have been beautifully restored with classic Ford dealership logos and the unmistakable white-and-blue theme.
1930s Neon Dealership Sign
Back in the 1930s, neon signs were at the height of their popularity and the local Ford dealership would have used this sign to let people know where they could get their car or truck serviced by trained experts. This piece would serve as gorgeous centerpiece of a man cave sign collection.
1967 Mustang Promo Toy Car
Plastic promotional models from the 1960s and 1970s have become popular collectables, but most of them are little more than model cars. This 1967 Ford Mustang is far more elaborate, including battery power, forward and reverse drive, working lights and a miniature version of the 289 V8. This would be a ton of fun to carefully send across the bar in your man cave.
Old School Valvoline Shop Clock
Every automotive shop in America in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s had at least one lighted clock hanging on the wall, usually advertising motor oil, coolant or some brand of replacement parts. This classic Valvoline clock from the late 1950s is one of those original clocks, but it looks like it is brand new, with a spotless glass face and bright colors.
Get Motor Rhythm
The “tune-up in a bottle” has been around since the early days of the combustion engine and even today, parts stores have an entire section of products promising improved performance simply by adding something to your gasoline or engine oil. In the 1950s, Motor Rhythm was designed to make your Ford vehicle run better by “smoking out engine trouble”. More importantly, the company had some cool advertising posters that would create conversation on your man cave wall.