Re: [DML] Re: Was it all a dream? Looking for DML archives from 1997
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Re: [DML] Re: Was it all a dream? Looking for DML archives from 1997



I always thought of the car Tony now owns at
"Prototype".

However, for the other cars which is correct,
"Pre-Production" or "Pilot".

I like to call them "Pilot", which is what Alistair
calls his car, "Pilot-25".

Is there such a thing as "Pre-Production"?  I know
Claude always claimed 570 was "Pre-Production" but the
term seemed meaningless.

Either way, I agree..  Any of us who are lucky enough
to care for a piece of DeLorean history should cherish
them...  Do I need to stop driving the Legend TT?  


--- DMCPROTO1@xxxxxxx wrote:

> The preproduction car did have sliding windows, also
> a 2 spoke steering wheel 
> with different seats but has a production body.
> "Proto" as in the 2200 pound 
> 4 cylinder mid engine car, went from the DMC auction
> in 1984 to Bill Yacobozzi 
> then to Tony Ierardi in 2005. That preproduction car
> also had a different 
> rear fascia that went down to surround the exhaust
> pipes and solid wheels without 
> vent slits between the fins, but looks just like a
> production wheel. It is 
> sad to know that that car was not taken care of, but
> If it is found it should be 
> treated like Proto or the Turbo cars and be restored
> and cherished as an 
> important part of DeLorean history. 
> 
> Tony Ierardi
> 
>


		
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