Re: [DML] DeLorean Values.
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Re: [DML] DeLorean Values.



Marc, VB, & list,

My opinion, for what it's worth: I would pay a significant premium for
a DeLorean with a different engine & transmission. Give me a 6 speed
with 300-400hp and I'd be all over it. Remember the DeLorean with the
rotary engine in it? Someone told me it's ultimate selling price was
~$16k. Had I known I could talk them down that low, I would have
bought it in an instant.

The PRV is S-L-O-W. It was slow in '81. It's slow today. To argue
otherwise is ridiculous. The car's lines scream speed but you'd be
hard pressed to win a drag race with a modern minivan. Now, most
people here probably don't care about that. I think a majority of
DeLorean owners use them as a Sunday driver and just want to take in
the scenery. There's nothing wrong with that. I've been enjoying my
car in the same fashion (except, on a daily basis). But, boy, when
people ask, "Is it fast?" I'd love to respond, "Twin turbo V8. 0-60 in
3.2. Eight miles per gallon and worth every drop."

#5447 will ultimately be a custom car in exactly this fashion. I
think, as younger owners begin to purchase these cars, you will see
more and more of this and the value of such vehicles will rise
significantly above stock.

-Ryan

On 7/27/05, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm trying to be a "good boy", but someone has to come
> along and push my button!  :)
> 
> ..............
> 
> And simply by it being said, you devalue all of us who
> have modified DeLoreans.
> 
> So, let me state my opinion (again).
> 
> You would have to be INSANE to drive a "concours" car.
>  25 year old tires, poorly engineered electronics?  No
> thanks.
> 
> The higher prices of Concours cars are due to the
> owners of them demanding more money for them, and the
> ongoing statements from members of the community that
> (for some reason) these cars are worth more money.
> 
> As I watch everyone beat Video Bob up over his off the
> wall comments, This statement below is no better..
> Why would you want to hurt the value of a well
> maintained DeLorean that has been modified?   Let the
> market determine the price.
> 
> "ultimate hack", how awful to make a statement like
> that.  Sure, I have seen some modified DeLoreans that
> should be put out of their misery.... and others that
> I would gladly pay a premium over "concours" for.
> 
> Rich W, did you know all of your modified DeLoreans
> were the "ultimate hack"??  THAT's why you are in so
> many parades and shows..  <sarcastic, of course>
> 
> If someone wants an expensive car to win a trophy from
> a self-appointed authority, then go buy yourself a
> Concours car..   If someone wants to drive, then look
> for a well maintained "modified" car.  New owners CAN
> judge, and should do so with their own criteria.
> 
> 
> --- mike.griese@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> <SNIP>
> > In my opinion, this is exactly why we need to have a
> > vigorous concours
> > for the DeLorean.  Without a documented description
> > of what the
> > cars should be, new owners have no way to judge the
> > condition
> > or value of any particular car they might be
> > interested in.  Cars with
> > "improvements" like one-off engine installs, gearbox
> > changes,
> > electrical modifications and the like are the
> > ultimate hacks.
> <SNIP>
> 
> 
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