Richard Moriarty bought his ’74 Countach in 1999 and ever since the car started performing badly, he’s just gotten sick of having it towed. What’s a man to do but to turn the Lamborghini into wall art.
The skylight was designed to fit the car and it took less than an hour to bring it into the house. Architect Fleetwood Joiner explains:
Because Home Depot doesn’t sell kits to hang cars as artwork, Moriarty hired a 70-ton crane to lower the Italian sports car through a skylight in his living room. … Moriarty bought the car 10 years ago, paying a collector $60,000. But the upkeep was a nightmare. The gas tank had rust damage, and the engine kept stalling. “I got tired of having it towed,” he said. … Then a five-man crew maneuvered the 1,000-pound, engineless vehicle through the skylight and hung it from a steel-reinforced wall with loops of half-inch-thick steel cable. “It’s a beautiful piece of art,” Joiner said. But Moriarty, in flip-flops, shorts and a T-shirt, wasn’t quite satisfied. “I want to stencil some tire marks on the wall,” he said. “Seriously.”
Images of the process after the jump.