Re: [DML] Can we ALL come to a correct definition of these DeLorean term
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Re: [DML] Can we ALL come to a correct definition of these DeLorean terms?



Dave,
So,why is it CALLED  THE first Delorean prototype in SSI(pg 31 see 
pic)by no other than Bill Collins himself.
Also a little history,the first Tucker proto was made(cobbled) from a 
used car.It still to this day is considered their proto1. 
You are missing the point,Since there were no Deloreans of any 
kind,there was NO meaning of what would be the first Delorean 
proto,since it was bought by the Company,as their platform to begin 
the engineering of the DMC,the Red Rocket,became the Default first 
Delorean "company" proto,just like Tucker did.It was not that the DMC 
was going to look like a x19,that had nothing to do with it,it was 
meant to steer the DMC engineers into the Development of a rear 
engined sports car,just like proto1 did.At the time it was cheaper to 
start off with a ready made work platform,(the red rocket)and 
engineer to their specifications,for their concept,in a attempt to 
develop the engineering of the DMC. 
Again outside of the fact that proto1,had SS panels and gullwing 
doors,and had the "looks",it too was mostly a engineering concept.
 
On your Delorean/Cadillac thing a good example would be:
Not that I really want to mention Tilley,but did not his 
Delorean,become his prototype electric car,If he Had become big 
business,that would be in his business history as his first 
prototype.That is in fact what happened with the red rocket,it 
became,DMC's first platform in which,to engineer/base (at the time)to 
work from,to develop a production car,since they HAD no other 
platform to base it on. If Bill Collins/SSI says first DMC proto,(the 
red rocket)then who is to say it is not fact.Proto1 got it thru 
default,since the red rocket got scrapped in favor of starting from 
scratch again.
cbl




In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle@xxxx> wrote:
>
> The Fiat X 1/9 considered an "engineering mule" rather than a 
> prototype. It was a production car, with it's own real VIN, that 
they 
> modified as a proof of concept.  Companies do this all the time.  
It 
> has absolutely no design elements of the DMC other than the fact 
that 
> the engine was in the back, which it already was on the X1/9 
anyway. It 
> was an X 1/9 with an engine swap. 





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