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

The initial intent of my post was to inform others of the findings
regarding actual build chronology of 500 series cars and not to
begin discussions on a whole bunch of other related or non-related
issues about "intent" behind the "pre" and early production cars.

Although most of the 500 series cars ended up as engineering cars,
there was no plan in place before production was started to make
a specific number of DeLoreans into engineering cars.  There would
be no reason to plan to make exactly 61 cars pre-production.

SSI has plenty of references to many of the first 100 to 500 cars
having such poor fit and finish that they were parked along a back
fence, without being given a specific purpose for any future use.
Many of these cars became the engineering cars after the fact.

As I mentioned in my post, there will be time before, during and
after DCS 2006 to share info and discuss these topics further.

Looking forward to compiling some good, solid research in this area.

Rich W.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Lawrence Lormand" <lawrencesr@xxxx> 
> Hello,
> I know the last time I wrote on this site about this some people 
> 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 
> 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 
> train them, 
> the Black fiberglass training car were used just to get the 
> to get the job 
> done with out damaging S.S panels & parts as John didn't want to 
> for anything 
> more than he had to due to the tight budget. 

> snip <

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