Watch the original DeLorean pitch to auto dealers


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/08/29/watch-the-original-delorean-pi.html


#2

fiberglass laminate body panels. Huh.


#3

There’s a completely random dig at wives at 3:35. And what’s with the weird reverb on the VO?


#4

The soundtrack is inspired.

“Ladies and gentlemen: the DeLorean sports car!” [tuba fart]


#5

The reverb made me suspect that it’s been slowed down a little for some reason. Upping the video speed to 1.25 made it sound more normal.

On an unrelated note, “ample head and legroom” is laughable. I was barely able to stuff my six-foot frame into one of these, and would have had to drive hunched over with my knees almost up to my chest. I guess people were a lot shorter, even just a few decades ago?


#6

John DeLorean himself was supposedly 6’4" tall.


#7

It might have been a pretty ugly ass car, but many of it’s features were ahead of it’s time


#8

Same here. I remember feeling a bit claustrophobic driving this car. Plus the windshield was so slanted it created a very limited field of vision. Cool to look at though!


#9

“Like shopping for wallpaper with your wife”? Oh, where do we even begin to unpack that line… and the assumption about who it’s being delivered to…

I usually worry that American society may be degrading back to the 1950’s, but I don’t think we want to live in the 80’s either. How about 2016? That seems like a good save point to start over from.


#10

Oh God, that torture-music!


#11

Yea, the VHS was a bit damaged fro play. At one point towards the end it sped up for a few seconds, sounding normal.

Unrelatedly: The only issue with the DeLorean was that it was designed in the 80’s. De gustibus non est disputandum and all, but the late 70’s early 80’s were a low point in American design in my opinion. I mean,
compare this:

to this:

You can’t.

80’s really sucked for car design, IMO.


#12

There were quite a few issues:
too slow
too expensive
the engine’s position meant less than perfect handling

http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EHistory/DeLorean.html


#13

12 comments in, and no BttF references?

I am disappoint.

Obligs:


#14

Beauty is in the eye etc. I happen to think it’s a great looking car!

Agree with @Ambiguity about the Mustang though. That redesign was on par with the Mustang II for horribleness. And to top it off, the Probe, another ugly-ass car, was supposedly to be the new Mustang, but someone said “no, we need to save the Mustang name for this other awful design”


#15

Those are the doors of a billionaire though.


#16

Make very sure your save point is prior to November 8.


#17

If only there was some way to have made this comment earlier…


#18

Don’t mess with the timeline, bro; it rarely ends well…


#19

With a time machine, though, you could just keep changing things until you end up in a fabulously-rich-and/or-famous timeline.

Or disappear in a puff of smoke…

But to make an time omelette, you have to unbreak some eggs.


#20

Ha ha!