With all of the myth that surrounds the Delorean DMC-12—from its ability to travel through time to its founder's questionable fundraising techniques—-it seems a little odd to see it advertised like any other car.

That is however exactly what we have here, a typical vintage advertisement featuring the less than typical 1981 Delorean and some seagulls. What better way to advertise your gullwing door equipped car than to show it with its less than majestic avian namesake?

While the Delorean may have been one of the most awaited automobiles in automotive history, once they arrived that buzz didn't exactly translate into staggering sales figures. Approximately 9000 Deloreans were built over two years before production was halted at the end of 1982—shortly after founder John Delorean was arrested on drug trafficking charges.