Today I received a text message from a friend with a great picture attached. It was the blue painted Delorean seen here. Apparently a friend of a friend bought it recently and is going to be stripping the totally tubular 1980′s blue paint off it in the…… future.
I then did a little research on “The Blue Delorean” (how many can there possible be?) and found an eBay listing that flew under the radar a few months ago. eBay Item # 290503186893.
The story goes… (according to the rumors on the internet, so it MUST be true) that John Delorean’s brother wanted a painted one when these things were new. The problem was that he couldn’t decide which color he wanted. So the family owned Delorean dealer in Ohio painted a few of them different colors and John’s brother (Mark?) chose the one he liked best. The rest were sold by the dealer. Wikipedia tells you that this story is a lie, so who really knows? All we really know is that sometime in the 1980′s this car was painted bodacious blue. The car then traveled into the future (Shameless BTTF reference HERE!) and landed on eBay for the world to enjoy.
Here is the eBay story for reference:
“Up for grabs is a uniquely painted 1982 Delorean DMC-12.
This five speed manual transmission car has only 28,500 miles on it. The engine has been remarkably reliable. This vehicle is in driveaway condition just passed its safety inspection in New Hampshire! It has recently gone under an extensive brake restoration to include all new calipers, pads, and front rotors. New front tie rod ends have also been installed. New front tires and alignment. And a new clutch master and clutch slave cylinder. A new battery was also thrown in for good measure. The engine runs very smooth. All the parts have come from Delorean sources (SpecialTAuto, P J Grady, Delorean Performance Industries, and DMC Houston).
This Delorean was painted by the Delorean Family owned dealership in Ohio. The paint is in pretty good shape for being close to 30 years old. There are a few chips and scratches to be expected. Gauges all work. The binnacle area is perfect, and there are no windshield cracks. The interior carpet is ok, but could use a little work. There is an area under the passenger seat where it appears a liquid type air freshener may have been spilled. All door support and trunk support pistons have been upgraded to Grady.
I believe I am the 5th owner of this vehicle and bought it just a few months ago. However, whenever I get a new toy, situations in life dictate that I have to sell them very fast. Its always Murphy’s Law for me. But I have enjoyed it. Its been great to live the dream even if for a little while. I’ve put in all the work to make it drivable and safe. I originally purchased this car on ebay as well – it came from a great enthusiastic owner. I purchased this car for $12,200. The increase in price honestly shows the parts and labor (ALL DOCUMENTED) that I put in to it. I’m simply looking to recoup my original purchase cost, and the work.
Feel free to ask any questions you may have. I love to talk about the car!”
Like I said, a friend of a friend apparently bought this car, and is intending to strip the paint off and bring this gnarly stainless whip back to
the future its former self. I’m hoping to get some more pictures of this as it progresses. If I do, you guys will be the first to see it.
What do you guys think? Are you guys lovers of the paint or ready to strip it to the metal right now?