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Product ID: 185431

Recycled Auto Parts Sculpture Metal Art Mexico, "Rustic Car Mechanic"

Spark plugs are recycled into an expressive sculpture by Mexican artisan Armando... more

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Spark plugs are recycled into an expressive sculpture by Mexican artisan Armando Ramirez. He portrays a mechanic at work on the front part of a V.W. Beetle, which he crafts from a car’s ball bearings, chain and rocker arm. Metal nails and sheets serve to complete this whimsical sculpture.

Ramírez prefers not to give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present.

  • 0.73 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • 12 cm H x 12.5 cm W x 12.5 cm D
  • 4.7" H x 4.9" W x 4.9" D

  • Recycled metal
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Each work is unique. Recycled parts will vary from piece to piece based on availability.
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

Armando Ramirez has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $3500 and the most recent for $4000. Proceeds were used to buy materials and also a machine for soldering his metal art.

Armando has received 1st place from the regional contest of the Jaliscience Institute of Crafts for his sculptures.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Armando's income helps pay for the education of his two daughters.

This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.

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06/16/2016

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"Perfect gift for car guy"

impressed with cleverness

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"This is very special to my son."

The work done on this item was outstanding.

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12/02/2016

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"Beautiful Artwork!"

This is a beautiful piece, even better than I expected. Heavy, solid and made from recycled auto parts, this is PERFECT! Beautiful. Came with a personalized note from the author makes it even better. Made the perfect gift for my mechanic father. Thank You!

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"Perfect!"

The gift wrapping, product and customer service was all Perfect. Couldn't ask for a more pleasant gift shopping experience online. Thank you !

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For the man who has everything

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01/10/2017

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"Men can appreciate artistry."

This was a gift and everyone who saw this piece was amazed at the artistry. Absolutely Beautiful.

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05/23/2017

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"It was the perfect gift"

Got this for my fiancee who teaches automotive in high school. He loves it and said it was perfect. He has 5 years til retirement, so I can get him a different one each year for graduation.

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09/24/2017

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"A Perfect Present!"

Our friend has spent a life-time repairing and restoring mostly Jaguars. Made of car parts, this sculpture is absolutely the funniest birthday gift we have ever given him! It is beautifully made and so clever. He'll love it!! Thank you to a wonderful artist.

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09/28/2017

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"Absolutely awesome!"

Purchased as a gift for my son who is an auto mechanic. He just loved it and remarked also how nicely it was gift wrapped!

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Unusual clever original great gift.

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09/30/2017

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"Great conversation piece!"

Fun to look at and examine to see what parts the artist used. Nice gift to give to your favorite shadetree mechanic. The sculpture started many interesting conversations

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"Love it!"

I bought this for my stepdad who restores cars. He loves it! Great quality and unique!

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02/15/2018

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"Beautiful art work for a car mechanic"

This was a beautiful gift for my husband who is a mechanic.

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06/28/2019

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"Perfect Gift"

This is beautifully made and will be the perfect gift for my daughter. She was in car manufacturing for 20 years and loved every day of it. Will please her creative eye.

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"Perfect gift "

My husband is a mechanic and is difficult to buy for, when I saw this, it was perfect! A lot of thought went into this, and, it shows. My husband loved it. The gift wrapping was beautiful too. Perfect gift for the man who has everything.

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Barbara

The attention to detail and creativity is stunning! I love my piece and will order another one. The perfect gift for the adventurer!
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Jaclyn

I purchased the Architect for my father for Christmas. The quality was amazing and it is very unique. He absolutely loved it. Thank you so much!!
 
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