[DML] Re: ebay delorean ( Dave Swingle and Rich Weissensel )
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[DML] Re: ebay delorean ( Dave Swingle and Rich Weissensel )

This is pretty amusing. I (Dave) am one of the list moderators and 
run the dmcnews.com web page, and Rich is the D-Rex Monster 
truck/Monster Garage Hovercraft guy. We both sign posts so I'm a bit 
surprised at the question. I guess we don't self-promote enough. 

Anyway  - there are TONS of details on this car in the previous 
couple of issues of Gullwing Magazine, including lots of pictures. 
Also - since the seller (obviously a dealer that's handling the sale 
for the owner that I did the work for) ignored my request (and never 
responded) to remove our names from the ebay ad, I'll repeat my 
concerns here. 

I asked them to remove our names because I do not consider the car 
a "restoration" in the true sense of the word. Don't get me wrong, it 
is a very nice driver-level car, but if you are expecting a 
museum/concours quality restoration this isn't it. The frame and 
suspension is very solid but needs some cleaning and painting. 
There's a chance that some of this was done since the car left here 
(about a year ago) but you'll note that the ebay ad has has no 
undercarriage pictures. It's in about 98% mechanical shape, when it 
left here everything worked and worked well. 

The original damage was an electrical fire in the dash. That's what 
caused the salvage title. The current owner bought the car at a 
salvage auction in 1985 or so. The car has not been out in the 
weather since then. The entire interior has been replaced, there is 
absolutely no trace that this ever happened either visually or odor 
(the fire was in approximatly 1984). There was over $1000 in new 
parts (clutch, radiator etc.) added by me, as well as a significant 
number of parts including most of the interior/fuel/brake systems 
from a pristine donor car that had been rolled in a high-speed 
accident (photos on the www.dmcnews.com web page on the tech section 
regarding trailing arms, but that's another story). 

It's a good car and the price is reasonable. It's also listed on the 
dmcnews.com ad page if you'd rather go around ebay. 

My only objection to the description is that I thought the condition 
was a bit overstated, at least from when it left here. Plus  - they 
never asked permission for the reference. 

Dave Swingle

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "alex morgan" <mauibarber@xxxx> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I wanted your opinion on this delorean.  The ad says that it was 
restored by
> Dave Swingle and Rich Weissensel.  I know these guys worked on 
> deloreans with monster garage and such.  Does anybody know the 
history of 
> this car.  Also what do you think about the salvage title thing.  I 
> it must have been an electrical type thing cause you wouldnt spend 
that kind 
> of money fixing a car with a busted frame.  Do these guys frequent 
> board?  Any info and opinions appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Alex Morgan
> item number 4553653356

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