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Music videos are so out, 80s-tastic DeLorean commercials are in!
10.27.2014
07:42 am

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Music

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DeLorean


 
Are you a Norwegian electronic music enthusiast in the market for a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12? Look no further, my friend, because Norski producer/DJ Todd Terje (a kingpin of Norwegian EDM, apparently) is ready to sell you a fine futurist automobile with his new song, “DeLorean Dynamite.” The video itself is a real, actual commercial, for a real, actual 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, that you can really, actually purchase... provided you’re Norway-adjacent.

How did this project come about? From Terje’s press release:

This is a real classified for the sale of Frank’s Delorean. Frank was kind enough to let Terje use the DeLorean for his live visuals. Eventually, Frank decided it was time to sell his prized automobile, so in return for his generosity, Terje offered his music and Terje’s collaborator, Espen Friberg (the director who made the “Leisure Suit Preben” video) offered to make him a video to help him sell it. The result is this bizarre advertisement/music video, which is currently sitting somewhere on Norway’s Craigslist. The email address above is real. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY, PLEASE.

In keeping with DeLorean aesthetics, Terje’s video has all the production value of an 80’s home video and it is absolutely hypnotic. For the full effect, I highly suggest turning on the subtitles—listening to DeLorean specs listed off in Norwegian over electronic music, while watching the car itself cruise through Scandinavian scenery… well, it puts one in a kind of meditative state (and the car appears to be in great condition). Prospective buyers are encouraged to contact Frank at delorean_dynamite@hotmail.com. Remember, serious inquiries only—don’t jerk Frank around.
 

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The 24-karat gold-plated DeLorean, 1980
04.03.2013
11:41 am

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Amusing
Design

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DeLorean
Gold-plated


 
American Express teamed up with John DeLorean back in 1980 for a nifty Christmas promotion: 100 24-karat gold-plated DeLoreans slated to be manufactured for $85,000 each. I guess people weren’t too jazzed by this practical promotion because only two were sold. A third gold-plated car was assembled in 1983 “with spare parts that were required by American Express in case one of the other two that were built were damaged.”

What’s funny about this is there was actually a 4th gold-plated DeLorean made, but not by DeLorean/American Express, oh no. It was made by a man on a mission named Michael Feldman. Feldman had to own one and didn’t want to pay the $85,000 price tag, so he made one himself in 1981. As My Car Quest writes:

“This is not your normal car story.”

You can read about Feldman’s DIY gold-plated DeLorean here.

Sadly, it appears Giorgio Moroder wasn’t the owner of any these four cars.


 
H/T Bryan Hollon!

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Doc Brown’s DeLorean as 640GB USB Hard Drive
05.07.2012
11:02 am

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Amusing

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DeLorean
Doc Brown
Back to the Future


 
Kind of silly, yes. But apparently the the doors and hood open just like a real DeLorean.

I found it here marked-down from $270.00 to $235 USD.

Via Dressed Like Machines

 

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