[DML] Interesting (strange) Eay auction
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[DML] Interesting (strange) Eay auction

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Interesting auction for what's shown as a 1982 DeLorean.

The VIN, according to the photo and description, ends with CD000590 - 
1982 model VIN's are CDXXXXXX numbers, but we know that 82 VIN's started 
with 010000 - so an 82 VIN of 000590 is incorrect.

Also, Carfax comes up with nothing on the VIN as shown in the photos, 
and the VIN calculator at DMC-News says the check digit should be a zero 
(O) for that VIN, not a six (6).

However, to further complicate matters, if the correct VIN was actually 
SCEDT26T_CD010590 - the check digit would be a six (6). This car does 
appear in the DeLorean Production Chronology as well. Also, Carfax does 
show a history, and nearly identical mileage, for an '82 model VIN 
ending in CD010590, most recently in California.

If it weren't for the photo of the VIN plate showing the 000590 number, 
I would say it was a typo in the auction. Could be a scam, I guess, with 
someone photoshopping a "0" for the correct digit "1". Looking at the 
13th digit (the zero that should be a one), you can almost see where a 
cut and paste might have been done. They did a pretty good job. The 
newbie seller, zero feedback, private auction, low selling price also 
lean towards it being a scam, IMO, though I'd like to be wrong just to 
have this interesting VIN be true.

Anyone want to try and go see the car or recognize it? THe big 
"DELOREAN" letters stuck on the A-pillar are pretty unique. If the VIN 
plate really does read as the photo shows, that would an interesting 
piece of VIN history.

James Espey
DMC (Texas)

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