DeLorean buffed to mirror-finish


55 Responses to “DeLorean buffed to mirror-finish”

  1. bigyup says:

    so cool but what’s that like for other drivers on a sunny day? 

  2. Ceronomus says:

    A true thing of beauty….

  3. Mike Grusin says:

    As an alternative to the insane amount of labor this takes, I’ve heard that there are companies that will polish Airstream trailers to a mirror finish for $100-ish / linear foot.

    • Ipo says:

      Sure, and think how much more effort it takes to polish stainless steel than it does to polish the aluminum Airstreams.  

  4. Richard Schneider says:

    How’s driving west at sunset?

    • Eric Gates says:

      I was thinking that too.  I feel truly sorry for anyone who accidentally gets a bright reflection in the face while trying to get his family home safely.

    • OgilvyTheAstronomer says:

      I’ve noticed that there’s a transportation corollary to Murphy’s Law: One always tends to drive east in the morning and west in the afternoon.

      • Donald Petersen says:

        My dad had some cancerous lesions removed from the left side of his face and left forearm as a result of several years of commuting southeast in the morning and heading back northwest in the afternoon.

  5. Shibi_SF says:

    Where is the flux capacitor?

  6. Tyler Roy-Hart says:

    perfect for transporting cocaine, and doing cocaine off of the hood. elegant.

  7. Dave Jenkins says:

    I’ve thought about doing this with my Vespa Rally 200.

  8. Andy says:

    That is bad ass. Love it! Wish my neighbor down the street would do that with the two that are rotting in his yard.

    • OgilvyTheAstronomer says:

      I used to walk past the two rotting in the Universal Studios parking lot (one of them in full Flux Capacitor detail). This was in the 90′s, I hope they have been rescued since.

  9. Andy says:

    Hey wait, my old Range Rover classic is an aluminum body, I should strip it and polish it. %-

  10. craig says:

    does it come with compementary white gloves to help minimize the fingerprint problem?

  11. Donald Petersen says:

    I’ve always wondered why more DeLorean drivers didn’t do this.  I didn’t realize it was quite so labor-intensive.  But I never understood why someone would pay so much for a car that looked like a commercial pizza oven.

    Nor one that looks so speedy, but is handily beaten in a drag race by a Toyota minivan.

  12. awjt says:

    1.21 jigawatts??  Fry an egg on it for me.

  13. Hanglyman says:

    I bet it would look even better on one of the three gold DeLoreans.

  14. steveboyett says:

    Suh-weet! American Express commissioned limited-edition gold DeLoreans. See

  15. jimh says:

    Now there’s a car I can see myself in.

  16. pjcamp says:

    I guess if you bought a Delorean, it isn’t surprising that you have a lot of time on your hands.

  17. DiabloD3 says:

    This guy is still above the idiots who paint their DeLoreans. It is still not as good as stock.

  18. dustindriver says:

    I respectfully disagree. Not because it could blind other motorists. Because the mirror finish confuses the excellent lines of the car. It’s a Giugiaro masterpiece, for cryin’ out loud.

  19. Shank Lemons says:

    [sigh] Such an eighties thing to do…

  20. Daniel Latta says:

    OMG Cylon! KILL IT!!!

  21. Great. Now finish the rims! 

  22. retepslluerb says:

    This’ll go great with a $20.000  Vertu phone. 

  23. Vicky Van says:

    Princess Amidala would love this.

  24. Jim Schmidt says:

    To quote a co-worker: “That’s… that’s a Hot Wheels car!”

  25. Gino G Gori says:

    Looks like the Oregon Duck helmet!

  26. Mladen Kalinic says:

    I wannaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  27. gellfex says:

    “Nor one that looks so speedy, but is handily beaten in a drag race by a Toyota minivan. ”

    That’s not saying much, today’s cars are so overpowered. I heard a V6 Rav4 beats Magnum PI’s Ferrari 0-60.

    • Donald Petersen says:

      Top Gear did it with a Camry, which is the same drivetrain, so you’re probably right.  I know my own Rav4 is a lot faster than it needs to be.  Which is A-OK with me.

  28. Standish says:

    Don’t think it would be a danger on the road – people don’t seem to have too much trouble with polished Airstreams, truck bumpers, and tanker trailers.
    It does look a bit tacky though, especially on a dirty street. Here’s a pic of a UK soccer player’s chrome Aston Martin. (Excuse the nasty Daily Mail link with their standard classist (and probably racist?) ‘people with more money than sense’ griping.  

  29. Paul says:

    I just realized that, from this angle, the Delorean is a Space-Pinto!

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