[DML] Drive the dream?
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[DML] Drive the dream?



Hello all, im new to this group.
Im 25 and have always wanted to own a delorean, but never figured i
would get one until i was in my 40's.

As it would turn out, i just ran across someone who is selling a 82
delorean 20k miles on it and I was wondering if I should get it.
had 3 owners, 20k miles on original engine, dash is custom made it
looks. only 2 small dings in body you can only see at the right angle.
A handfull of misc. problems <driver window slipping, buttons falling
off, missing keys, etc.>

wants $7k for it, Engine starts choking when givin over 1/2 throttle,
may be bad injector or fuel mixture, but runs great in idle and at low
speeds, said he tried it on the freeway and got it to 60mph but isnt a
delorean fan and just wants to get rid of it.

Tranny gears work <automatic> but you have to manual switch to first,
then manual switch to drive at the right speed, 2nd and 3rd work fine.
the entire dash has been custom replaced <not original>.

I want to save up and get a v8 put in it eventually for a more
reliable car. but im having a hard time find out what kind of tranny
these things have and how much they are to replace if this one needs
to be replaced. Any and everyone I call has no idea what it has except
for "delorean" transmission.

This will be my first/only delorean and I only make about $30k a year,
but im willing to do whatever it takes to drive my dream car.
Anyone have any suggestions? Paying too much? Im not really looking
into restoring it to original parts. But am i going to have to use all
my money and live in my car trying to replace the engine and tranny?








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