[DML] Re: Drive the dream?
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[DML] Re: Drive the dream?

Having been extremely lucky buying 2 DeLoreans sight unseen, but they
cost considerably more than what you are looking at, I would highly
recommend you have someone that knows the DeLorean check it out first.
 You don't mention the state you live in nor where the car is.  There
are many people on this list that will help you find the right car for

But based on your $30K a year income, less taxes, rent/mortgage, food,
health insurance, retirement plan, you don't have a lot left.  And if
you don't have all of those, figure on getting a DeLorean in a few
more years, as your wallet gets a little fatter, otherwise you will be
sorely dissapointed.  It is without a doubt a great car, and for an
exotic, reasonably priced in todays market.

The "law of 20 or 24" is about right, both of my cars though quite
realiable, don't anyone come back on me about BB (that was my fault),
 do need constant TLC.  You will need a good set of tools, some
knowledge about what your doing, you don't have to know everything, we
all try to help. And most of all disposable income.  And don't live in
the car it's way to uncomfortable for that, nice to drive though.

So be patient, and you will get your DeLorean, or win the lottery, and
then buy a DMCH restored one, or one of the really expsensive turbo
cars out there.

Maybe you might want to go to DCS this year, you can see lot's of D's,
and talk to everyone about the ownership experience, and $50 gets you
a raffle ticket to win one....

4045 (Black Beauty), 6704 (Crash and Burn)

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "biojerm" <Jedamay@xxxx> wrote:
> on a side note, the car had been sitting on blocks from first
> owner..someone purchased it, then drove it from florida to texas, then
> had someone put a lean on it, and then that person is going to sell it
> to me. it has had a fuel pump replaced with aftermarket which i read
> can cause engine fuel starvation, and I read somewhere that the
> transmission computer can cause it to not shift from 1st to
> 2nd...<shrug> that correct?
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "biojerm" <Jedamay@xxxx> wrote:
> >
> > 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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