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DC-9 Motobar – vintage aeroplane drinks trolley with added sound system

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We’re all for recycling – and so is MotoArt. The company strips down old aircraft, giving new life to items otherwise destined for the scrapyard. Like this DC-9 Motobar.

Originally this would have been working the passenger aisles in the 1960s, offering drinks and cocktails to calm a few nerves. Today it’s still a metal-panelled bar with cigarette compartment, but with a few new additions, notably an AM/FM radio and CD/cassette player, plus side-mounted 3-way speakers. Which means you can take the party with you.

There’s also a slightly more slimline Lockheed L1011 trolley available, both available with custom panelling and electronics if you prefer and with that in mind, both are price on application.

Find out more at the MotoArt website

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