Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"Back To The Future" on steroids?

The headline, of course, comes from the well-known movie series - but why would anyone do this to what was once a perfectly good (and now relatively rare) DeLorean DMC-12?

Boys will be boys, I guess . . .



Shrimp said...

"...but why would anyone do this... "

The same reason hillbillies in PA, WV, and-- well, pretty much anywhere-- put a Trans Am or a Firebird up on a monster truck chassis. Because they can.

Larry said...

And, after all, it wasn't like the DeLorean was actually a good car, even for its time.

The Raving Prophet said...

I've gotta agree with Larry.

While the DMC-12 looks really cool, that's all it's good at doing. It just wasn't a very good car, and without the Back to the Future movies boosting their popularity they'd likely be just a footnote of automotive history. I doubt you'd find many people who'd actually recognize them without those films.

They're not all that especially rare either... while they aren't an everyday sighting, that stainless steel body means they didn't rust out like most other early 80s vehicle. They're still out there, although one in good running condition (or buying one and putting it back to rights) will set you back about forty grand, and you'll still just have a car with an anemic French V-6.

Old NFO said...

After saying, "Hold my beer and watch THIS!"... sigh