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ssdelorean
01-28-2012, 08:42 PM
This article says Rod Stewart is to buy the first gold plated DeLorean.

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SamHill
01-28-2012, 09:24 PM
This article says Rod Stewart is to buy the first gold plated DeLorean.

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Cool find. Apparently English Rock Star Managers loved to keep their artists in the press with any kind of hype they could think up...

http://blogs.sundaymercury.net/bev-bevan/2011/08/the-bev-bevan-diaries-how-a-br.html

pezzonovante88
01-28-2012, 09:34 PM
The article states that the normal DeLoreans, soon to be "rolling off the production line", will cost a "modest $10000".

Dangermouse
01-30-2012, 04:29 PM
Well, if it's in the Mirror, then it must be true..........

Henrik
01-30-2012, 04:56 PM
Well, if it's in the Mirror, then it must be true..........

That's like the National Enquirer here in the US, right?

stevedmc
01-30-2012, 05:04 PM
I thought this was legit until I realized the newspaper shown isn't the Weekly World News.

dmcjohn
01-30-2012, 06:14 PM
It seems legit to me - the date of the newspaper is Sept 17th 1980. Back then, 12,000 pounds was about 26,000 dollars, so it does add up. Also, I think I had heard the Rod Stewart story before from a factory worker, or maybe it was on the DeLorean: Car Crash documentary?

John U
03-11-2012, 09:59 AM
I used to fly for Rod...he never mentioned the gold DeLorean to me :hmm:

Roberto
02-23-2013, 05:35 PM
Rod Stewart never actually bought one of the two gold plated cars manufactured at the factory. One was ordered by a bank manager in Texas and the other from a couple in California. These cars now reside in the Peterson Museum in Los Angeles and the Automobile Museum in Reno Nevada.

Robert

A Van
02-23-2013, 07:06 PM
Duran Duran's John Taylor owned a RHD which is now owned by Dave Howarth.

Farrar
02-23-2013, 11:04 PM
"THE MIRROR IS SPECIAL IN IRELAND"

...actually, it's kind of "special" anywhere...

MrSmith
02-24-2013, 05:57 AM
Rod Stewart never actually bought one of the two gold plated cars manufactured at the factory. One was ordered by a bank manager in Texas and the other from a couple in California. These cars now reside in the Peterson Museum in Los Angeles and the Automobile Museum in Reno Nevada.

Robert

I heard that John DeLorean's personal DeLorean was a gold plated example,

do you know if this is true?

Dangermouse
02-24-2013, 12:27 PM
I heard that John DeLorean's personal DeLorean was a gold plated example,

do you know if this is true?

There are only 3 known gold plated cars from the factory and JZDs wasn't one of them.

louielouie2000
02-28-2013, 05:52 PM
There are only 3 known gold plated cars from the factory and JZDs wasn't one of them.

I believe the John DeLorean "personal gold DeLorean car" rumor/misinformation originated from the release of the 1:18th scale Sunstar gold DeLoreans. Same as that whole DeLorean "LK Coupe" nonsense. Somebody at Sunstar didn't have their facts correct, and their products ended up mislabeled/incorrectly marketed.