[DML] The first 500 to 560 series cars built Preproduction
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[DML] The first 500 to 560 series cars built Preproduction

I know the last time I wrote on this site about this some people got
all bent out of 
shape & I got some emails from unnamed & unsigned emails.any way.
I've talk with 3 previous employees & 2 people from troy whom worked
on the wood 
moc up & they all say the same thing from Vin 500 to vin 560 were
factory built by 
the engineers to make sure how things would fit & how to design the
car to 
perfection before the workers were trained other words how would you
train them, 
the Black fiberglass training car were used just to get the employees
to get the job 
done with out damaging S.S panels & parts as John didn't want to pay
for anything 
more than he had to due to the tight budget. if you go through the
history you will 
also find that Warrenty cars started at vin 560 gee why would they do
that? why not 
500? Because these cars were ment to be training cars, engineering
cars, promotional 
cars, experimental cars & management cars, you can also look back at
the Delorean 
history & see a clip were the car is being judged by every day people
on comfort, 
sleekness, affordability, the only complaint they really had was
hitting their heads on 
the door when they got out. that was in Aug 1979 (not the proto type
eaither.) we can 
debate this forever but if you think about it you to might agree, you
have to make 
regular cars before you can debug them & produce them in volume.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "d_rex_2002" <rich@xxxx> wrote:
me recent research by several individuals, including myself,
> has brought into question the actual build chronology of the
> early 500 series cars and it appears that VIN...500 may not be
> the first 500 series car off the production line.
> Stainless Steel Illusion claims that VIN...500 rolled off the
> assembly line on January 21, 1981, yet a few other 500 series
> cars were already in the US prior to that date and were on the
> Auto Show circuit (including the 1981 Detriot Auto show) as
> much as two weeks before this date.  Several former DeLorean
> Motor Company employees have helped to confirm these details.
> Many of these early 500 series cars were considered engineering
> cars by DeLorean Motor Company employees, so it is difficult to
> classify which cars were the first production cars intended to
> be sold to the public.  There are more questions than answers.
> Stayed tuned for more info on this topic and if you are very
> interested in this topic, more details will be available at 
> the 25th anniversary celebration of the Delorean marque and
> the DCS 2006 event next year.
> Later,
> Rich W.
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Michael Substelny" <msubstel@xxxx> 
> wrote:
> > I believe the first production DeLorean is the VIN 500 car 
> (currently
> > featured in a prominent and awesome display at the Crawford auto 
> museum
> > here in Cleveland).
> >  
> > I assume that I could go to my local BMV and get license plates 
> > for VIN 500 because its existence is recorded somewhere.
> > I know some cars were made on the assembly line prior to VIN 500
> help
> > train workers, provide crash test vehicles and quality test 
> vehicles,
> > etc.  Do these cars have a different sort of record?  Perhaps
> made
> > by the production process before the official start of production 
> are
> > classified as "pre-production?"
> >  
> > - Mike Substelny

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