Carousel consignor Michael C. Leopold said the carousel of items on his desk is a reminder that his clients’ preferences are not static.
“It’s a lot more interesting than the items in the cart,” he said.
“People will see something different.”
Leopolds said that his consignment business is the result of a combination of factors including the recession and the changing tastes of buyers.
He’s been on a buying spree since the recession ended.
He said he’s had a new car in a few months, a new house, and an entire car collection in his garage.
He also has a new couch, a couple of new books, a gift for his daughter and a new bicycle.
He sees the car as a way to build a brand.
“The car is what’s on my mind and what I think about,” he told CNNMoney.
“And I think it’s really cool that I’m in this position where I can keep all of my stuff and sell them for a profit.
That’s the only way to keep your business going.”
Leomeds car is a 1967 Ford Falcon, which he said he bought from a collector in Michigan, who bought it a few years ago.
He doesn’t have a history of owning a car but said he wants to make sure the seller gets all of the history before he puts it up for sale.
“If he hasn’t had a history, I don’t know what his story is,” Leomedes said.
The car’s design was not made to withstand a crash.
Leomold said he didn’t take the car out on the road to show off the wheels.
Instead, he made the car a gift and kept it for years in his closet.
He used a wheel barrow and used a chain to hang it over the back of his desk.
“I wanted to have a piece of furniture that I could put on my desk for a week or two and then get it back out and sell it for a little bit of profit,” Leopeds said.
Leopes work involves the creation of a series of sketches.
He started out using the idea of an American flag as a reference to a carousel and then went on to create other designs.
The design he created for his desk, he said, is “kind of like a car with wheels.”
It is also a good example of a car, but there are some drawbacks.
“When it gets stuck on the ground, it’s not really a car anymore,” he added.
Leoms desk was made with a vintage bed, which meant the floor was built on top of a brick.
Leoards design is based on a similar design from a museum in California.
“You can actually buy a car here, but it’s expensive,” Leoets said.
He added that his car is one of the few cars he still has on the market that’s in good condition.
Leotold said his design is a “perfect example of what I’m trying to do as a consigner.”
“I’ve done a lot of stuff in my life that is really sentimental, but this is something that’s really new,” he explained.
“This is the car that my wife had as a baby and I want to keep it.”
Leotolds collection includes a 1950 Chevy, a 1964 Rolls Royce, a 1968 Chevrolet Bel Air, and a 1966 Ford Falcon.
He has a few more cars in his collection, but he doesn’t sell them anymore because he doesn’ t want to lose any of them.
He plans to sell his desk at auction this summer.