As with many DeLorean owners and enthusiasts, I saw my first Concept image
of a DeLorean Convertible back in the Winter of 1987, as a drawing on the cover
of DeLorean World. The sketches were done by a Chicago area cover artist
Theodore C. Alexander, Jr. for Dick Shipman of the DOA and DeLorean World.
After seeing this idea, I had sketched several of my own versions over the next
few years (especially while I was supposed to be taking "notes" in College), but
the next time I was inspired to make another sketch was after meeting JZD in
person, at DCS 2000, at the same time I sketched the DeLorean Limousine.
After starting on the DeLorean Limo frame in 2001, there was an Open House at
DMC Houston where I saw another DeLorean Convertible sketch that was "found"
at the warehouse in Columbus, which was raffled off later at that event. I did
not win the raffle for this item, but I did take a photo of the framed sketch.
After acquiring a few fire damaged DeLoreans in 2001 and 2002, including a donor
car with roof damage, it was time to try to make the D Convertible into a reality.
My D Convertible is still a Work-In-Progress, and of course, it remains a Roadster
until an actual convertible hard top or retracting soft top is fully installed.
Then, a few years ago, I came across an original DMCL Concept image, and now I
am re-imagining my D Convertible closer to the original DMC commissioned concept.
A few of the inspirational drawings, sketches and photos attached below.