[DML] Abandoned in Vegas
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[DML] Abandoned in Vegas



This is mostly to all Las Vegas owners on the list, but anyone else 
is welcome to chime in.

I got a tip from work the other day that there was a D' parked in a 
guy's driveway on Jones near Rancho.  It's kind of down the street 
from a U-Haul depot and carwash. I was kind of skeptical at first as 
to whether it really was a D' so I went to have a look.  Sure enough 
sitting in the Las Vegas sun for what looks like 5+ years is another 
sad Delorean surrounded by garbage cans and filled with other 
people's car parts.  The windshield is broken and the glass is heat 
fogged pretty good, the interior as far as I could tell was full of 
dirt and dust.  The dash, binnacle, center console all seemed to be 
in 1 peice and intact though.  Nothing in the interior was 
dismantled, it just had other car parts in it.  It looks like at 
some point the seats were changed over to cloth instead of leather 
or they are just so worn it looks like cloth.  I couldn't really 
tell if it was a 5-speed or auto there was a bunch of other stuff on 
top of the shifter.

The body is in great shape.  The stainless has less dings and 
scratches than my car!  The front and rear fascias are intact and 
undamaged.  The wheels are the best looking things on the car.  In 
fact they look brand new, but the tires are all flat and heat worn.  
The only noticeable hitch in the body is one of the plastic panels 
under the driver door is hanging off.  Not too hard to fix since it 
just hanging off and still in one piece.

These are all observations I made at a quick once over since I 
didn't want the person to think I was casing his driveway and I was 
on a lunchbreak so I didn't get the VIN off of it.  However, I am 
thinking of going back and offering to take this car off of his 
hands since it is obvious he doesn't know what the heck he has got!  
I feel bad to see another DMC die such an ignaminious death.  Who 
knows maybe it's one of the missing VIN# 500's.  Can't remember if 
it is 530 that is said to not exist or another one.  Doubtful but 
there is still hope.  In which case I would have 2 Deloreans and I 
would be picking this one up on the anniversary of owning my first.

By the way in case anyone is intereseted VIN# 1223 is in great 
running condition.  The engine loves me and my new cold air 
breather.  All it really needs is some electrical work; the dash, 
binnacle and seats need to be recovered.  Needs new window motors 
and switches and an AC overhaul.  With that it would be almost as 
good as new.

Japheth 

VIN: 1223  







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