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

This is just another of the many scam ebay auctions that for some
reason, people choose to use Deloreans as the target. They always seem
to take a car that sold in the last month or so, use the same
pictures, and always has a low buy it now price, but the buy it now is
always outside of eBay.

And the seller always has zero feedback. Just another scam auction as
this car was just listed in November for sale. That badgeless grille
and the older style chromed rims sticks out easily.

But a fool and his $$$ are soon parted, and this seller keeps trying
to find someone to take the bait.

-Joe O'Brien


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, James Espey <james@xxxx> wrote:
> Item #: 4596360800
> 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
> 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
> (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,
> 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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