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    Is it actually one of the real gold cars? my understanding is that those had gold facia's, rims and interior as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lwanmtr View Post
    Is it actually one of the real gold cars? my understanding is that those had gold facia's, rims and interior as well.
    No. That car is not an original gold car and has no historic value. The original gold plated cars were created for the American Express 1981 Christmas catalogue are VINs 4300 & 4301. 4300 had saddle tan interior & 4301 had black interior. 4300 is at the National Automobile Museum in Reno and 4301 is at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. A third gold car was created by Consolidated after they had taken over the factory. It used the spare gold panels from the Amex project and featured a saddle tan interior. This car was given the last DeLorean VIN, 20105, though it was most certainly an earlier VIN car and was completed in America, not Northern Ireland. 20105 was given away in a promotional drawing when new, and resides in Maryland today.
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    Yeah, ok..thats what I thought that only 2 were actually made.

    I feel sorry, then for whoever pays 150k for that car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lwanmtr View Post
    I feel sorry, then for whoever pays 150k for that car.
    No one is buying this car at that price. Any serious bidders would already be doing their research and verifying that the car isn't legit.

    If by chance someone with more money than brains actually did get duped into buying this thing, they don't deserve pity for being so damn dumb.
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    Let's face it. The likelyhood of this car selling is almost zero. 20105 has been "for sale" for something like 20 years and nobody has purchased it. And it is a "real" one!

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    Idiots win the lottery all the time.

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    I already got the fresh gravel...half way there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iznodmad View Post
    Let's face it. The likelyhood of this car selling for $150k is almost zero . 20105 has been "for sale" for something like 20 years and nobody has purchased it. And it is a "real" one!
    FTFY

    As noted above, it recently sold at the auction for $31k, presumably, and the new owner has now listed it privately hoping to make a killing, because shiney thing. So, even if he gets $50k for it, it's still a decent profit.




    I would still like to know how it was "gold-plated" with the panels still on the car. Was it really electro-plated, or was some sort of gold leaf gilding applied by hand, which is what the inconsistant finish makes me think of.

    Deloman in Germany did a fantastic job a few years ago using a gilding technique with gold tint, and he is certainly not claiming it is "gold plated"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    I would still like to know how it was "gold-plated" with the panels still on the car. Was it really electro-plated, or was some sort of gold leaf gilding applied by hand, which is what the inconsistant finish makes me think of.
    Your correct. If the parts were electro-plated, the door edges would also be plated unless they put a cover over those areas to save money. I bet the original 2 or 3 cars the inside of the fenders are not gold plated.
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