Re: [DML] Newbie to DeLoreans
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Re: [DML] Newbie to DeLoreans



I think $15K might be a slightly high number unless you are talking about a 
total frame off restoration. I paid for $15K for my whole car and it was in 
minty condition.
For nly a few thousand and the help of the vendors you can replace the 
entire fuel and brake
system, these two things are the biggest trouble makers to a car that has 
been sitting.
A few electrical upgrades might be needed, and maybe some A/C service, and 
maybe
some of DMCH's seat covers.
- Videobob
http://www.dfwdmc.com


>From: Faded N Jaded <fadednjaded@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [DML] Newbie to DeLoreans
>Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 10:36:14 -0700 (PDT)
>
>If it's in original condition, as you say, then expect to spend thousands 
>of dollars beyond the purchase price on upgrades to bring it up to safe and 
>reliable standards. If you need a number, I'd say figure on $15,000 more 
>and if you can't afford that, then my recommendation is to forget buying 
>it. Maybe the upgrades can be done for less, but it's better to be prepared 
>for more expenses and be pleasantly surprised if it's less than the other 
>way around.
>
>Ed Wenger <wewenger@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:          I am looking at purchasing 
>an 81 DeLorean in what is described as very
>good original condition, about 30k miles, garaged all its life. It
>has the wide side stripe, is this original and/or desirable? What are
>the weak points and pitfalls to look for when purchasing?
>
>Thanks for the feedback.
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