Re: [DML] Re: Black Delorean
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Re: [DML] Re: Black Delorean



Ron,

On 6/22/07, gullwingmag <gullwing-magazine@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>  I know for a fact that a new painted DeLorean from a California
>  dealership in 1981 ran $3000 more than a non painted D.  So, back then
>  the price was effected... and I suspect had the factory been able to
>  get the painting process in place, it would have increased the price of
>  the car.

Sure, but I'm talking today.

Your car is the famous yellow one, is it not? I love that car.
Absolutely love it. It looks like a million bucks and I'd be damn
proud to own it, so please don't think I'm ragging on painted
DeLoreans. It's just that the bare stainless is so unique and defines
the car so well, I think most people would prefer it that way. Our
cars are already hard enough to sell with such a limited market, when
one is painted it drives an awful lot of buyers away and that affects
the price.

All that being said I think your car (if it's the yellow one I'm
thinking of) would be affected positively, price wise. Not so much
because of the paint, but because of the ground effects, scoops,
really the overall presentation there.

>  This all raises an interesting question thats probably been brought up
>  before....  if they did paint the D, would you not own one now because
>  of that?!?

I'd have loved one with the anodized stainless, myself. I've seen
pictures of that process (not on a DeLorean) and it looks amazing. I
would consider having that done to my car if it were affordable and
permanent.

Paint, not so much. I love the bare stainless. It won't chip and it's
easy to get road grime and other gunk off of it without damaging the
finish like a painted car. If I want a painted car there are millions
of others to choose from.

All that being said... I'd make an exception for that yellow car, so
if you ever want to sell it, call me.

-Ryan


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