[DML] Re: DeLorean Dealerships selling every D they could get
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[DML] Re: DeLorean Dealerships selling every D they could get



That sounds allot like the Las Vegas dealership in someways. The
biggest problem that they had with DMC was not supplying them with
enough cars to sell, rather than having overstock. Before they even
arrived, the first shipment of cars was sold. They just unloaded the
cars, detailed them, and immediately handed them over to their waiting
owners. At one point, a competing Honda dealer was "greymarketing"
DeLoreans too. They were not an official dealership, but were buying
unsold cars from other markets, and were beating the existing
dealership to sales, before their cars ever came in.

When I asked the old DeLorean salesmanager what he thought about the
cars, he liked them allot. They generated attention for passers by,
and would always sell. Warranty work performed on them wasn't any
worse than the Chryslers that were sold beside them, and the quality
was about the same. And in the desert, there was no question that if
you wanted a car with COLD air conditioning, the DeLorean was the one
you wanted.

They never lost money on selling DeLorean cars, and were rather
disappointed when they went out of business. Up until the arrest, sale
had slowed down a little bit, but nothing that bad for a luxury/sports
car.

-Robert
vin 6585 "X"



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "d_rex_2002" <rich@xxxx> wrote:
> It seems more and more rare to hear the "good" stories about
> DeLorean dealerships selling DeLoreans rather than the same old
> stories about how some dealerships were begging people to buy
> the cars only at reduced prices.  Thanks for this story Murray.
> 
> Another "good" stories that you may hear at DCS 2006 or one of
> the DeLorean 25th Anniversary seminar days are from the owner
> and the parts and service manager of Shepard Chevrolet/DeLorean
> (now Shepard Chevrolet only) in Lake Bluff, IL.  George Shepard
> and Jerry Nordstrom have dozens of "good" stories about the whole
> DeLorean sales and service experience.  I have heard some of the
> stories a few times already, especially about the so called dark
> days, when George Shepard was selling every DeLorean he could get
> and he was buying cars from many dealerships around the Midwest.
> For Shepard, Delorean sales did not slump until late 1986.
> 
> DeLoreans were serviced at Shepard Cherolet into the mid-1990's,
> much like how DeLoreans are still serviced at Baurle Automotive.
> 
> I guess you could compare these type of posts to the post about
> how well my DeLorean is running vs. how do I fix this problem,
> but its still nice to here the good stuff sometimes, especially
> with the 25th Anniversary coming up next year.
> 
> Later,
> Rich W.








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