• Aug 11, 2010
Gulf liveried DeLorean – Click above for high-res image gallery

Don't get us wrong. We love ourselves some DeLorean, and we'd argue there may not be a more iconic motorsports paint scheme in history than the classic Gulf Racing livery. But sometimes, two rights make one horrible wrong. Such is the case with today's eBay Find of the Day.

Call us purists if you must, but DeLoreans should all be left in their bare unfinished stainless steel suit. And so it's a rather good thing that this otherwise fine example of the breed isn't actually painted at all – the horrid coating you see in the images below is actually a vinyl wrap. Thank God for small miracles.

Looking past the unfortunate wrap, what we have here appears to be a very nice gullwinged coupe with under 10,000 miles. It's got the preferred five-speed manual transmission, has been updated with an Eibach suspension kit and it's been otherwise completely refurbished by the experts at DeLorean Motor Company.

At the time of this writing, the top bid sits at just over $15K and there's five days left. Happy bidding (and happy removal of its vinyl wrap...)!



[Source: eBay Motors]


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      Elizabeth Perry
      • 3 Years Ago
      ROFL I just bought this car. Not on eBay but from the Delorean Motor Company in FL. Same VIN # but the wrap has been removed. I find it interesting that my car has such an infamous past.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I bought a new DeLorean back in the day.

      Horribly underpowered, terrible blind spots, ridiculous ingress and egress.

      Bought it for my wife, who learned to drive a manual tranny on it, she loved it, but we sold it after a year or so because it was neither fish nor fowl. Not a sports car, not an everyday driver, and not fun. Although if you like attention, this is a cheap way to get some.

      The stainless steel skin also required more attention than you might otherwise imagine. Never really looked as "clean" and bright as a painted car.

      The wrap on this example, however? It's a potent reminder of just how little taste some have.

      • 4 Years Ago
      DeLoreans don't look good painted.
        djpatrick35
        • 11 Months Ago
        I saw a red one with the "vanes" (?) on the rims painted red as well that actually looked surprisingly good. Now, the car guy / Back to the Future geek in me lamented the loss of the stainless steel getup, but still it actually looked pretty good in hot rod red.
      • 4 Years Ago
      DeLoreans were a bad idea from first to last. As phoney
      as the guy behind them became after he left GM/Pontiac
      so impressed as he was by himself.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It might look cool with the orange, but the rest bare metal.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "At the time of this writing, the top bid sits at just over $15K and there's five days left..."

        What..no flux capacitor?!

        I'll pass... ;p
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now you can go back to 1969 and win Le Mans!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Saw one near Boston painted dark grey.....looked really nice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I see that the max speed is 85 mph....shame. Three more miles and that car could have time traveled.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm just going to go ahead and ask cause I'd feel even more ignorant if I didn't. But can any explain how or why a car would have vinyl wrap? maybe this is just before my time or something?
        • 4 Years Ago
        How: Take large sheets of colored/printed vinyl, wrap it around the body panels

        Why: Cheaper and easier to repair/replace than paint. Also, much quicker/easier to get custom graphics and colors.
      • 4 Years Ago
      lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ew!

      *scrolls down one post to the racing Aston Martin*

      Ahhhhhhh
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