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



James, 

I noticed this auction this morning as well.  It
apprears as if the VIN is missing a digit
(specifically the 1 before 0590)

-Chris
#6453 

--- James Espey <james@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Item #: 4596360800
> 
>
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1982-DeLorean-LIKE-NEW_W0QQitemZ4596360800
> 
> http://tinyurl.com/dnzh6
> 
> 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)
> http://www.delorean.com
> 
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