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Jan 6, 2014, 8:18:56 PM
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1952 Nash Statesman Drawing by prestonthecarartist 1952 Nash Statesman Drawing by prestonthecarartist

This is a Drawing for a friend who owns this '52 Nash Statesman. 1952 Nash Statesman by prestonthecarartist You can find out more about the car at the link.

I can't say this is one of my best drawings, but It came out okay I think.

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WH2007 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like your interpretation of this cool classic! I really love the design of the car, with the characteristic doors with strangely shaped upper edge 9similar to those of Mertopolitan) and the antenna which reminds me of a TV one.
prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

 Thanks a lot!

I'm glad you like it :)

Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Total coolness!
I remember when these cars were everywhere!
Not quite the "bathtub" style, but very memorable as one of the mainstays of middle class transportation.
I always did like Nash. Loved the little Metropolitan. Lois Lane drove a Metropolitan.
Anyway...i think you did a great job on this. Much better than just okay me thinks.
It's a very good piece of work! :clap:
prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

Yeah, I think they're neat cars. One of the big reasons I like it is because it ISN'T a '55 Chevy or a Mustang. It's far more uncommon, and that makes it just as cool in my book :D I got to drive this car a few months ago and I was surprised how nicely it drove. It wasn't any slowpoke because it doesn't pull around a 5 mega-ton frame, and the three on the tree was pretty familiar and smooth. Engine had some considerable torque too. The only thing I didn't like was pulling out of corners.... the turning radius is about a mile wide because of the low fenders. They also had a good idea, the starter button was located underneath the clutch pedal, so to start it you'd just push the clutch to the floor. The only thing that bothered me about that was that I'd bump the starter when shifting sometimes.

Thanks a lot!

Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
You are very welcome! :wave:
RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Great drawing, captures the funkiness of those old Nash cars perfectly.
People who lived away from the cities sometimes used those aftermarket clip-on things but in the metro areas we didn't need them. Back then there was almost no FM broadcasting, just a few classical music stations and a bit of talk radio. AM radio was king in those days. Most cars came only with an AM radio, and unlike today, swapping car radios out was almost impossible since the radios were really built-in to the dashboard at the factory and you would have to take half the dashboard out to get at it. I think you could get an AM/FM car radio in the high end cars, Cadillacs, Buicks, Imperials, Lincolns. They were tube radios back then too, transistors did not become popular until the later 1950s. I remember buying my first transistor portable radio (AM only, battery powered, mono - no AM stereo until the late 1960s) from Sears in 1957. I used it to play WLS, the biggest rock station in Chicago at the time. That year we were allowed to bring our little radios to school (4th grade) so we could listen to the World Series games in class! Milwaukee Braves (they later moved to Atlanta) vs. NY Yankees. Braves won 4 games to 3 and we were all very excited for our neighbors up north. Braves went back to the World Series in 1958, again against the Yankees but the damn Yankees won the '58 series. I still have the transistor radio and it may even still work. I'll have to find it in my storage locker and try it. Teacher must have been a baseball fan. At the time, none of the Chicago baseball teams had been in the World Series for a long time and the Braves had never won a World Series. A few years later the White Sox made it to the series, the Cubs . . . well, just wait until next year!
prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

That's really cool! The radio in my chevy was rebuilt sometime in the '70s and converted to FM. It's a tube radio as well. My grandpa put it back in the car and pretty much described how the radio had to be flipped upside down, put under the dash, and shoehorned into the dash. :)

I'm hoping to get an FM transmitter to kook up to my ipod, so that I can play some of my old records that I recorded.

ab39z Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Nice work.
prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist


I don't think it's one of my best, but it wasn't a disaster at least.

UFOtestpilot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
two Koool Koool maybe do another Emoticon drawing  as a hot rod I think you did a great job Thumbs Up  
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