Re: [DML] AutoWeek Delorean Article.
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Re: [DML] AutoWeek Delorean Article.

I would add that in 1970, Boss 302 Mustangs were very competitive
in the Trans-Am series.  The DeLorean has no competition history 
of any kind.  In fact, the opposite is true - the DeLorean is in many
ways a cartoon car because of the Back to the Future series.

A fairer comparison would be to look at prices of cars contemporary
to the DeLorean.  For example, the early '80's Mustangs, Camaros, 
Trans Ams, and Corvettes are in similar price ranges.


-------------- Original message from Chris Murley <qumefox@xxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 

> Well the answer to this lies partly in two catagories. Performance and 
> rarity. While roughly equal numbers were produced originally.. The 
> mustang is just that, a mustang. There were a metric buttload of 
> mustangs produced in general, therefore when the boss 302's began aging, 
> a whole lot of them most likly found their way to scrap yards (with 
> other types of mustangs as well) before they began to be sought after. 
> The delorean was allways unique enough to usually not get tossed away 
> just because it was getting old, therefor less of them ended up as 
> scrap. I saw somewhere it was estimated that probably around 6000 or so 
> deloreans were still in drivable, or were still capable of being 
> restored to the point of being drivable without extreme effort. My 
> guess is that the 1970 boss 302 mustang is actually a heck of alot more 
> scarce than our D's are, so that's part of the increased value. The 
> other part is performance. I don't think anyone has ever bought a 
> delorean for it's performance aspects, aside from maybe it's handling. 
> Muscle cars are popular. there's no doubt about that and it's easily 
> proved. It's my opinion that if the Delorean had rolled off the 
> assembly line with an additional 100hp, demand and values of our cars 
> would most likly be quite a bit higher that it is. But unfortunatly, as 
> with most 'if' statements, there's no real way to know for sure. 
> -- 
> Chris 
> VIN# 03209 

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