Weekend Edition – A Nissan 350Z Art Car by Sharpie Pen, and it is up for sale…

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Yes, it seems that this is an impromptu Art Car Weekend here at the Hooniverse, and why not. Let’s all get lost in the alternate world that is art, and take in the artist interpretation of the particular transportation device he (or she) applies their talents. This is a late model Nissan Z that has been subject to what is becoming more and more common… art work by Sharpie Pen. Do you like it?

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The car in question was found on the Richmond, VA Craigslist board, even though the car can be found in Clinton, CT. No matter, it is still either an amazing piece of Art, or a tribute to questionable taste, depending on your viewpoint. According to the listing:

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A 2003 Nissan 350z Touring for sale! Automatic, 103K miles. This car was painted by contemporary artist Ted Mikulski in 2010. The car was stripped of its clear coat and brought into the studio and drawn on with paint pens for 11 days straight. The entire car is done by hand, without any assistance. Upon completion of the art, the vehicle was brought to a Nissan dealership body-shop and 2 coats of clear coat was re-applied. The vehicle can be treated as any car would and you can wash it, wax it, drive it in the rain, etc. Most of the miles were put on before the paint job.

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Tires put on 8 months ago, no engine modifications, and no problems with the car – very reliable. More picture available upon request!

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The asking price for this rolling tribute to the Sharpie Pen is $10,650, which is overvalued based on the car and current mileage. But what the hell do I know, you may just love it. See the listing here, and then tell me what you think about it.

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13 responses to “Weekend Edition – A Nissan 350Z Art Car by Sharpie Pen, and it is up for sale…”

  1. Dean Bigglesworth Avatar
    Dean Bigglesworth

    I believe more gifs were called for in an earlier thread…
    <img src="http://funny-animated-gifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/michael-scott-no.gif&quot; </img>
    That being said, the artwork is pretty cool.. just not on a car.

  2. $kaycog Avatar

    I like the artwork on this Lamborghini better, but I'd like it even more if it weren't on a car.
    <img src="http://www.womansday.com/cm/womansday/images/ae/01-lamborghini-1.jpg&quot; width="500">
    Photo courtesy of George Ramos, the artist.

  3. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    I have the same problem with this as I do with people getting "tribal" tattoos, in as much as they don't actually mean anything; they're just random patterns. Tattoos, as they're permanent, should at least have some kind of meaning. On blokes, especially; ladies are can get away with wanting pretty patterns on their skin.
    Mind you, perhaps this was an attempt at "dazzle camouflage":
    <img src="http://twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/ww-i-dazzle-painting-camouflage.jpg&quot; width="400/">

  4. skitter Avatar

    OK, I like it. Why not?
    Not sure I would have gone with the Nintendo theme, but the automatic is the bigger problem.
    Artistically, this is at least as interesting as one of the BMW art cars.

  5. Sjalabais Avatar

    What do you with it? Will it survive daily driving – will the driver…? You can't polish it anymore, so it wouldn't last many winters here. Importantly: I like ornch cars for their visibility, and wouldn't want to drive anything that might count as camouflage in traffic.

    1. ToLiveNDieInNJ Avatar

      If you read the ad, you'll see it has 2 coats of clear over the marker.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Aah, thanks for giving the blind a hand!

  6. Batshitbox Avatar

    Sharpie Marker is the new ugly stick, and this thing's been beat with it bad.
    (Still an improvement on a stock Z of that generation, tho.)

  7. desert fox Avatar
    desert fox

    So cool!! I like it! Good job,really!! <img src="http://2.s01.flagcounter.com/count/8DD2/bg=FFFFFF/txt=FCFCFC/border=FFFFFF/columns=1/maxflags=1/viewers=3/labels=0/&quot;;;;;; alt="Free counters!" width="1" height="1" border="0" /> <img src="http://2.s03.flagcounter.com/count/tcRC/bg=FFFFFF/txt=FCFCFC/border=FFFFFF/columns=1/maxflags=1/viewers=Visitors/labels=1/&quot;;;;;; width="1" height="1" border="0" />

  8. JayP2112 Avatar

    Sharpie- Takes time and talent so even if you don't like the art, you have to appreciate the effort.
    Vinyl decals- please.
    <img src="http://agvinyldesigns.com/images/FordMustangHorseWithFlames22005-2010.jpg&quot; width="400">
    (similar to one spotted this weekend)

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      I find it hard to respect people who would do that to their car. Even though I strive to be a glaring ideal of liberal tolerance – it's just too much. Like three gold chains and spraytan.

  9. wunno sev Avatar
    wunno sev

    do you guys really dislike this?
    i think it's pretty neato. art doesn't always have to Mean Something – sometimes just looking cool is enough of a statement.

  10. FreeMan Avatar

    not bad. and you can tell people its a test mule for future bodywork!

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