[DML] Re: crash tests / safety
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[DML] Re: crash tests / safety

MODERATOR NOTE: This message approved to provide some balance to the perspective of DeLorean history.  As always, please be sceptical of mind-reading claims which divine the motivations of the insurance industry . . . or anyone else.       - Mike Substleny, DML moderator of the week]

Again you *missed* the point this is in the early 1890's the laws were different back then,you CANNOT use the laws of today for the 1980's,the Insurance was pissed off at the amounts they had to dish out,that was the main reason to make sure,that this peculator Delorean did not see the light of day,it was a MAJOR,investigation,since someone died because of a factory defect! Yes I knew It was a Parts car when I bought it,(THAT was the reason I bought it!!)BUT it was STILL a brand NEW Delorean,and I wanted to know *how* it got totaled,and why it got totaled,and see if it was possible to get a title for it,I found out the history of the accident,and they (both MVD and the insurance Co.)told me,that they did NOT want it back on the road,soo..I did NOT go any further with it..
  Ahem,Vin 16686 WAS a salvage,THAT I RESTORED back in 1988...and is still a BEAUTIFUL car Today...A testament to my workmanship...(p.s. the doors were installed my way on that car,and still work perfect today)AND I sold/told the new ower of that fact! I DO NOT/never have/will never rebuild a unsafe car,I would rather let the car sit in my garage forever,which is what I did on some of my deloreans,covered up,in a second floor garage,preserved, in a state of hibernation,out of ANY inclement weather,waiting for the parts/time to do it right,OR SELL ONLY,to someone that would know how to to do them right(which is EXACTLY what I did)to a well known vendor of all things!! If I had been able to get a title for that car,it would have been a GROUND up restore,NO MATTER HOW long it took!That was A BRAND NEW Delorean to begin with,it was one month fresh,from the assembly line when it got totaled,that was THE reason I wanted to restore it! IT was the worlds easiest Delorean to
 disassemble,as everything was fresh and new,NOT ONE bolt snapped,not one rivinut spun on me, everything came apart with ease!! It was a truly fun Delorean to Disassemble,no rusty anything on that car!!
  So all of your "countless" posts about one of your former cars is 3rd
hand information. When an insurance company totals a car it becomes
theirs. They can destroy the vin plate if they want to. In fact in
many States it is now law that the title (if left to sell with the
car) becomes a "salvage" title so the car can never be registered
again. When you bought it you knew it wasn't a registerable car, it
could only be used for parts. That is to prevent people like you, who
buy a parts car, from trying to put it back together and selling it as
a car.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

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