Category:  Retro Traditional Art | Posted: March 11, 2015

a portrait of a 'Death Car'

The Haunted Terraplane

by Sean T Phelan

Once rumored to have been haunted in some weird and non-specified manner by what was assumed to be the 'restless spirit' of it's last owner ( a soldier on leave from combat duty in the latter stages of the Korean conflict of the early 1950s ) who died of the traumatic head injuries he sustained when the car went out of control and flipped over on County Route 46 as he was driving it back to his parent's home from town during a snow storm on a winter night in early 1953 this damaged 1937 Hudson Terraplane sedan sat abandoned and ignored (perhaps wisely!) for decades in a local junkyard! I last saw it in that yard around twenty years ago! ( while I was 'scrounging' for parts for my 1942 Oldsmobile ). It was missing it's distinctive 'cathedral' grill ( that's probably adorning someone's 'Rat Rod' today!) and it's dented roof and broken windshield gave it a look that was both painfully lonesome and frighteningly sinister! I made a quick sketch of it at the time ( adding in the missing grill of course) and after 'many moons' developing that sketch into a presentable drawing here's the old brute's 'portrait'!


Post Type Traditional Art Mixed Media Minor
A scanned image of a drawing done using various grades of graphite pencils ( mainly #2B and #3B ) that's had some mild digital enhancements-like the bordering & color filtering- applied to it ...







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