Re: [DML] Gold Delorean
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Re: [DML] Gold Delorean

I was told by a major East Coast Vendor,when he stopped at my place a while back when we were talking about Deloreans and came to talking about the Gold Cars...what I was Told was that they were plated in the same fashion as a CHEAP Gold Plated watch using 18K gold plating...just enough plating was put on the panels to cover the SS panels...which only made sense...since you had to wear Special lab coats and special gloves to even touch one...bottom line if one was used as a normal it would most likely have had all the Touch areas/friction areas/and any areas on the car that was buffeted by highway/street driving would have been worn down to normal SS...And that does not even account for the wear of mother nature on the car...

The Gold Plated cars were meant only as promotional pieces/Status Trophy Pieces(like Snyder Bank did)and NOT for any serious driving/use.

As for value...each is different..but somewhere around 250K



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Elvis Nocita <elvisnocita@...> wrote:
> We talked about it a few days ago. A friend was in touch with the company that
> plated the original parts back then, the company is located in Schwäbisch Gmünd,
> that's near Stuttgart (where Porsche and Mercedes come from).
> They said to plate a car today approximately 50kEuros are needed.
> I don't know if this is just the panels or if bolts and exhaust are included,
> but that's not the problem.
> The Gold-Price is also not the problem, it's just a few gramms that are needed.
> What he said what's expensive is the way they plate it and to make it durable.
> They still have the patent for this (I was told).
> Why do you think they gave one car to the Peterson Museum in LA ?
> Tax savings ! Probably it was easier to get rid of the car and get money
> for it (85k$ ?) for the donation then trying to sell it. ( I don't understand
> our tax system, so I am far away from understanding the american)
> Elvis & 6548
> All,
> Was just having a friendly conversation with a friend of mine that got
> me thinking. Does anybody know approximately how many ounces of gold
> were used to plate each gold Delorean that was produced? He seems to
> think that if you were to attempt plating a car like that today (with
> current gold prices) it would be close to a million. I'd like to
> settle the debate by knowing how much actual gold was used, and what
> that would amount to in today's dollars.
> Thanks,
> Jack


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