The internet is full of these ASMR unboxing videos where millions of people watch someone unwrap a new iPad. I love the sounds — the zip of the plastic and the crunch of packaging as it crinkles. It’s so satisfying! Galpin’s new “Beauberry” Ford GT just showed up and someone suggested we make a car ASMR video like we used to do for “Car Kings,” and I loved the idea. So please enjoy this video of me unwrapping a car.
The first question you’re going to have is: Where did this color come from? As you might have guessed, this is not a stock paint option. It was actually inspired by these little silk dresses my wife bought for my daughters when they were two and three years old. They were sort of a Chinese-inspired design with butterflies and one of them was this amazing fuchsia color.
I’d initially intended to use this color on a SEMA project but it didn’t quite work out. I was at Pebble Beach in 2017 and saw Michael Fux and his stunning “Fux Fuchsia” McLaren 720s and immediately regretted not painting a car that color. Michael then did a similar treatment to a Rolls-Royce and I showed that to my dad, Bert, and we decided we should paint a Ford GT in a similar color.
We have a great paint setup at Galpin Auto Sports and we experimented until we got what I felt was the right hue. That sample was sent off to Multimatic in Canada (the company that builds the car) to see what their staff could do. When they sent a color sample back it had the label “Beauberry” and it looked absolutely perfect. Would I name a color after myself? Absolutely not. Would I make them change it? Well, clearly I didn’t…
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That was about a year ago, or more, and we’ve been waiting this entire time. When it showed up it was even better than I expected. A friend knew what I was doing and was convinced it was going to look terrible, but when he saw the car he had to admit he was wrong. [Editor’s Note: The car, in person, is genuinely stunning. -DT].
I’m absolutely in love with the car. It’s hit me in a way that no other modern car has hit me and it’s my all-time favorite color on an automobile. In the sun it really bounces from hot pink to fuchsia with this really deep, rich color spectrum. It’s hard to capture it in pictures. It’s even harder to even see when you’re inside. But stand outside of it and you’ll be amazed.
Unboxing this car was way more fun and satisfying than it should have been. Just absolutely goofy. I even screwed it up when I tried to pull a tag and it broke off in my hand, but we kept it in there because that moment (and screwing up in general) is just perfectly Autopian.