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[DML] Re: Review of 1981 Delorean coming up for sale/virtually factory new



Patrick,
thank you very much for the post. This is tremendously appreciated 
as you are well know in these forums and events and that I am not.
I truly appreciate it.

I cannot wait to clean that car up.


Byron


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Patrick Conlon <PRC1216@...> wrote:
>
> I was fortunate enough today to have the time to head over and 
look  
> at the car that Byron is trying to sell.  Despite the fact that 
my  
> allergies were making my eyes water and itch, at my first blurred  
> sight I knew this was a very special car.
> 
> I didn't realize that I had seen this car at a tech session last  
> October.  After sitting for so long, the car didn't run very well 
at  
> the time, but Dave Bauerle and his crew have brought this car up 
to  
> speed by giving it a tuneup and by performing the various safety  
> recalls that the car never had performed in the 1980's.
> 
> The odometer reads 2927 miles, and the condition of the car makes  
> this look very accurate.  The black interior of this car is  
> immaculate, and the original weatherstripping is still soft and  
> supple to the touch.  This surprised me, as did the leather 
seats.   
> While I at first thought that the skins were replacements, 
careful  
> analysis told me no--these were the original seats, yet they were  
> soft and still had all of their ripples.  The fact that these 
seats  
> haven't even slightly shrunk in 25 years leads me to believe this 
car  
> has seldom seen daylight.
> 
> The headliners had been removed and were being replaced, so those 
I  
> cannot critique.  I did notice that the body panels were flawless, 
as  
> was the gasflap hood.  Despite a light layer of dust (since the 
car  
> hasn't been detailed yet), there were no dings that I was able to  
> find at any angle I looked from (not even from the window motors!).
> 
> The frame looked amazing, and the epoxy was completely intact with 
no  
> discoloration.  There wasn't a single sign of corrosion or rust 
on  
> any bolt on the undercarriage.  I did notice that the front 
swaybar  
> had some slight surface corrosion, but this can be easily fixed, 
and  
> my guess is this will be taken care of before a new owner takes  
> possession of the car.  This was honestly the only flaw I could 
find  
> on the undercarriage, and I'm pretty picky when it comes to 
things  
> like this.
> 
> I peeked into the electrical comparment behind the driver seat 
and  
> that bracket looked perfect.  No corrosion whatsoever.  I can 
only  
> assume the fuse compartment behind the passenger seat looks the 
same,  
> I forgot to check it.
> 
> This car still had the original hoses, which looked good to me.   
> Since this won't be heavily driven, I see nothing wrong with them.
> 
> All in all, this car will be a real concours competitor once it 
is  
> detailed and taken up the Pheasant Run.
> -Patrick C.
> 1880
>








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