Re: [DML] Re: IRS selling delorean at auction (mileage error)
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Re: [DML] Re: IRS selling delorean at auction (mileage error)

In my opinion Carfax isn't the best guide to a collector cars record. I 
bought my car new in Minnesota and for some reason it was registered as a 
"special' instead of a DeLorean. I never had that changed and as soon as DMC 
went out of business I switched to Collector plates which here in Minnesota 
require the vehicle to be at least twenty years old or its manufacturer 
completely defunct. A couple of years ago, to satisfy my curiosity, I did a 
Carfax check on my car using it's vin number. Carfax had no record because 
the car has never had to endure any license change or emission/saftey check 
since about 1983. I wouldn't necessarily let carfax be the deciding 
influence on a 25 year old collector car. Certainly something like flood 
damage would be important to be advised of  but overall condition or the 
quality of a restoration would, on average, weigh heavier than miles driven 
or the number of previous owners or emission tests when considering a car 
this old.

Bruce Benson

> Either way, if Carfax says it read 54,222, like it or not, that's what
> prospective future buyers will see. I have seen ONE case where an
> emissions/safety inspector wrote the wrong mileage (128,XXX miles when
> it was really 28,XXX miles) and this was reported to Carfax. Only
> through GREAT effort on the owner's part was he able to get this
> corrected by the state, and then reflected in the Carfax database.
> James Espey
> DMC (Texas)

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