Gold Futures

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Back to a 24 karat gold plated future

The eccentric Dr Emmett Brown famously turned a DeLorean DMC12 into a time machine in the Back To The Future trilogy.

Even more spectacular was the rapid rise and equally rapid fall of the DeLorean Motor Company that lasted a mere seven years from 1975, under its eccentric founder John DeLorean, before ending in receivership and bankruptcy.

The extravagance of DeLorean is evident with this very 1983 DMC12, one of only five produced that year.

This is one of two 24-karat gold-plated examples and one of only three made with a five-speed manual gearbox.

Adding to its exclusivity, it’s one of only three gold-plated DeLoreans in the hands of a private owner and has never been registered and only driven 350 kilometres.

It is described as being in excellent condition and fully functional and to this day, still rests on its original tyres.

The 1983 DMC12 has been part of a private collection for the past 27 years and in 1990 fetched $100,000.

Taking into account inflation since then plus gold prices and its rareness, the current asking price of $150,000 on Ebay seems it may be a deal even the good Doc would approve of.

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