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Is it just me or does this delorean look good in gold? I can't figure it out. I just found this today and had to have it. I have the regular delorean as well as the Btf car but I really like this one.

 

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Beats me as to why you like Gold better... maybe you are into custom cars more than the real ones? The only gold ones you would see on the roads are ones that either got repainted because it was wrecked, or just because the owner wanted something different.

Now if it had gold real riders, I might like it better than the Boulevard ones :p
 

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Is it just me or does this delorean look good in gold? I can't figure it out. I just found this today and had to have it. I have the regular delorean as well as the Btf car but I really like this one.
I like the gold one, too, but I know why! Read the Wiki article below...


Beats me as to why you like Gold better... maybe you are into custom cars more than the real ones? The only gold ones you would see on the roads are ones that either got repainted because it was wrecked, or just because the owner wanted something different.

Now if it had gold real riders, I might like it better than the Boulevard ones :p
That's not true, Slythorne. Read on...

From Wikipedia:


For Christmas 1981, A DeLorean/American Express promotion planned to sell one hundred 24k-Karat Gold Plated DMC-12s for $85,000 each to its gold card members, but only two were sold. One of these was purchased by Roger Mize, president of Snyder National Bank in Snyder, Texas. VIN #4301 sat in the bank lobby for over 20 years before being loaned to the Petersen Automotive Museum of Los Angeles. It has a black interior, and an automatic transmission.[41]

The second gold-plated American Express DMC-12 was purchased by Sherwood Marshall, an entrepreneur and former Royal Canadian Naval Officer. Mr. Marshall donated his DeLorean to the William F. Harrah Foundation/National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada. This car, VIN #4300, is the only one of the three existing gold-plated examples to be equipped with a manual transmission. This car has a tan interior. Like its golden siblings, it is a low-mileage vehicle with only 1,442 miles (2,307 km) on the odometer.[42]

A third gold-plated car exists with 636 miles (1,018 km) on the odometer; it carries the VIN plate for the last DeLorean, #20105, though final assembly was actually completed in Columbus, Ohio in 1983.[43] This car was assembled with spare parts that were required by American Express in case one of the other two that were built were damaged. All necessary gold-plated parts were on hand, with the exception of one door. The car was assembled after another door was gold-plated, though the added door does not precisely match the rest of the car in color and grain. The car was first acquired by the winner of a Big Lots store raffle. Consolidated International, which owned the department store, had purchased 1,374 DMC-12s during the DeLorean Company's financial troubles, acquiring the remaining stock after the company went into receivership. Now held by a private owner in La Vale, Maryland, the third and last gold-plated DeLorean is currently for sale at the price of $250,000. This car and the example in Reno have saddle-brown leather interiors, a color scheme which was intended to become an option on later production cars. However, these two cars were the only DeLoreans to be thus equipped from factory parts.



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I doubt the gold would conduct electricity as effectively as stainless thus rendering it less than optimal for time travel.
Actually exactly the opposite. Gold is actually one of (note I said one of) the worlds best known conductors. That's why many cable and electrical contacts are electroplated with a few molecules thick of gold. SS not so much due to the other metals added to the mix.
But this is a die cast forum and not physicsforum or the like. Lol

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Actually exactly the opposite. Gold is actually one of (note I said one of) the worlds best known conductors. That's why many cable and electrical contacts are electroplated with a few molecules thick of gold. SS not so much due to the other metals added to the mix.
But this is a die cast forum and not physicsforum or the like. Lol

/used to be an electrical Engineer and ran a chemistry lab.
//1 of 12 (at that time) in world trained to use the mass electron spectroscopy machine
So explain the time and space continuum for us. I have 2 hours to read
 

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If I told ya then I would have to.. Well you know. That information isn't allowed out into te public domain. The everyone would go back in time to just before the pegs wet stocked and shippers deployed. It would upset the balance of chase cars. FAR too dangerous.
 

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Yeah. Limited to a metric ton of them in the 4siders. The red ones are more limited than the purple ones around me. Lol.

Yeah I have seen the red travesty. Black can pass but Brushed SS still just fits.
 

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Forget the chase cars, I'd be in 1968 picking up as many different colors of the 'sweet sixteen' as I could find.
then 69, 70, 71, etc

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If I told ya then I would have to.. Well you know. That information isn't allowed out into te public domain. The everyone would go back in time to just before the pegs wet stocked and shippers deployed. It would upset the balance of chase cars. FAR too dangerous.
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As far as black goes, it seems there is some history behind it after all too, at least according to Wikipedia. It says there were cars made with black fiberglass panels instead of the usual stainless steel made for training employees.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeLorean_DMC-12


Although there's no reason for it, I wouldn't mind seeing the BTTF one done in gold but I'm crazy like that lol.
 
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