[DML] Re: Flooded Delorean on Ebay
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[DML] Re: Flooded Delorean on Ebay

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxx> 
> $5k seemed a fair price for the car to me. You have to put it all into
> perspective. If Chris bought a DeLorean for $8k that only needed a
> couple thousand dollars worth of work, he got one heck of a deal. That
> should have been a $12k car (note that I'm assuming a lot, not having
> looked at the car myself).
> --
> - Ryan
> http://www.memfrag.com - Make your favorites globally accessible

Well IMHO I got about what I paid for. Notice I said for a few thousand 
more the car could have been made drivable and reliable, not made to 
be exceptional..

When I got the car, the accumulator was bad, the shifter crossgate 
cable was rusted through, it ran but needed a serious tuneup, the brake 
system still had 25 year old brake fluid in it and most of the caliper 
pistons were siezed, the carpet was in sad sad shape, neither window 
worked and one was stuck open, the dash had one speaker area 
knocked out, the AC needed recharging, the undercarriage looked just 
plain nasty with a good 1/4" of road tar built up in places, very few of 
the lights on the car worked. The fuse block had been melted, the 
headliner was gone, the clutch master cylinder leaked, the rear fascia 
had a tear in it and both needed to be painted, the left rear quarter 
panel has stainless damage, pretty much all the struts were bad, the 
engine cover was missing one of the grates and the other three were 
pretty bent up, plus it was all cracked.... I could probably go on but this 
is all I can think of off the top of my head. 

Frankly I don't see how a car with a list of problems that long would be 
worth $12k.. Most of the mechanical stuff on the list could have been 
repaired relatively cheaply and the car would have been drivable, but it'd 
still be in relatively poor cosmetic condition. 

I figure for as long as i've wanted a D, I can stand to wait another 6 
months to a year to build it into a car I can be proud of, instead of just 
patching things to get it on the road and never really being happy with it. 

Please see my site under progress/week1 to see pics of the car shortly 
after I got it. 

VIN# 3209

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