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

I agree with Videobob.  I purchased my D in great cosmetic condition
and brakes and fuel were the first thing to get replaced after sitting
for 10+ years plus flushing all of the old fluids out and replacing
that and hoses. 
Ed, don't let somebody scare you from buying a Delorean saying you'll
"spend thousands of dollars beyond the purchase price."  Come on, help
out a Newbie! We want to attract more owners not frighten them away. 
It has happened to some people, but do your research. Use the DML and
download a copy of Delorean Motor Company's Vehicle Inspection Report
to get an idea what to look for before you buy. Here's the link

Don't get in a hurry to fix everything at once.  As new owners we're
all excited to start driving our new toy right away.  But think
Safety:  To others, yourself, and the car.  

If the car you're looking at is in great cosmetic condition, then
you're already ahead of the game. Just look for any serious problems
like frame rust as was mentioned earlier on the list. If you're on a
budget, just get it driving safely enough for short drives to keep it
running, But replace those tires if they're over 10 years old or
cracking and etc.  Then, with more cash, get some more mechanical work
done the next year and so on. Before long, you'll have a reliable rare
automobile. Your patience will pay off. 


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Videobob Moseley" <videobob@...> wrote:
> 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
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