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Thread: VIN 4300, the 24k gold plated Delorean at Hillsborough Concours.

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    VIN 4300, the 24k gold plated Delorean at Hillsborough Concours.

    These have been showing up all over social media.

    Very refreshing to see this work of art out and about. Transportation for this must be stressful (so as to not ding the panels).

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    Beautiful. But man, it could use a set of Eibachs.

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    It's unique, but I don't think it looks better than stainless. I wonder how much actual gold there is on it.

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    Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing

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    Answer: 860 grams of 24 karat gold per car according to Nick Sutton. That's ~30 oz., just under 2 lb.

    That quantity is worth about $US 60K today.

    The specified plating thickness is 2.5 microns.

    Fun fact: The Hagerty valuation on a Gold Edition D in #1 condition is currently $204K. This valuation tripled in the past 10 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Helirich View Post
    I wonder how much actual gold there is on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Answer: 860 grams of 24 karat gold per car according to Nick Sutton. That's ~30 oz., just under 2 lb.

    That quantity is worth about $US 60K today.

    The specified plating thickness is 2.5 microns.

    Fun fact: The Hagerty valuation on a Gold Edition D in #1 condition is currently $204K. This valuation tripled in the past 10 years.
    Wow, I would have guessed much less. (Gold) I would have guessed more money for the car.

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    Since they cost $100K when new, much of the appreciation is due to the increase in the value of the gold. Dings are not the problem, surface scratches, even minor ones, are the problem. Gold is soft and the coating is so thin and repair is difficult, if not impossible and expensive. The car that was in the bank was in a glass case so no one could get too close and touch it. Just imagine someone touching it and scratching it with a ring! Bad enough our cars get scratched by the rivets in people's jeans. That can be fixed easily! The gold cars are a piece of art, you touch it with cotton gloves!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Answer: 860 grams of 24 karat gold per car according to Nick Sutton. That's ~30 oz., just under 2 lb.

    That quantity is worth about $US 60K today.

    The specified plating thickness is 2.5 microns.

    Fun fact: The Hagerty valuation on a Gold Edition D in #1 condition is currently $204K. This valuation tripled in the past 10 years.
    Absolutely correct. Thank you for taking the time to actually find the correct answer. Someone tried to tell me recently that the gold cars “only had a few ounces worth a few thousand dollars.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFI View Post
    Absolutely correct. Thank you for taking the time to actually find the correct answer. Someone tried to tell me recently that the gold cars “only had a few ounces worth a few thousand dollars.”
    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/w...ld-165823.html

    There is the gold plated DeLorean that was done by an owner using a different method. *That* one probably only has a few ounces. Gold plating in general is often only a few microns thick.

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