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    Interesting Delorean to be auctioned off.

    Not sure if someone just tried to mimic to look of the Gold Deloreans or what the deal is.

    https://bid.repocast.com/lots/324253

    Appears to be a completely original car mechanically and has the NCT Radial tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Burns View Post
    Not sure if someone just tried to mimic to look of the Gold Deloreans or what the deal is. ......Appears to be a completely original car mechanically and has the NCT Radial tires.
    I agree it's an interesting D in some sense or other.

    I've never wondered what a gold-ish DeLorean would look like without gold-painted wheels or fascias and without a tan/beige interior. But now I know anyway.
    Last edited by Rich; 06-22-2017 at 09:09 PM.
    March '81, 5-speed, black interior

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    Here are some pics from the auction.

    Made in August 1982.

    Black interior, manual.

    VIN 16625.
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    Based off the company auctioning the car, it would appear to be a reposession, very odd for a 35 year old car with so few miles.

    I wonder was the gold tinting done in 1983/4 and then the car was stored, or was it recently taken out of storage, sold and tinted by the new owner and subsequently repo'd

    Maybe it is a gold stain rather than a tint.


    Interesting find, Chris.
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    Found the ad for the car from a number of years ago.
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    I wonder if there's a way to get the gold tint/stain off and restore it to original?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Burns View Post
    Found the ad for the car from a number of years ago.
    You mean the one that James Espey found?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Based off the company auctioning the car, it would appear to be a reposession, very odd for a 35 year old car with so few miles.
    It's not a repo, but does appear to perhaps be a liquidation related to some sort of bankruptcy or civil judgement. Twice in the ad, the following text appears:

    Lot sells subject to Court Officer approval or rejection of high bid.

    It actually seems to be a pretty good car. Probably just needs either a spray, or a vinyl wrap on the facias to match the rest of the body. Whoever did that plating did a good job too from the looks of it. It's not just on the outside, but it looks like the panels were fully dipped. There's gold plating visible both on the inner sections of doors, as well as the rear quarter panels.
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