RE: [DML] Re: What is the best way to buy
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RE: [DML] Re: What is the best way to buy

Robert - 


If you break it down by price...


$72k plus a promise to never speak to any of us again,  buys you a
showroom quality car ready to drive every day with few worries -
purchased from Delorean One here in CA.  You won't want to drive this
car much because it will instantly devalue very very quickly based on
use, and the reality that the price was artificially doubled just to
keep out the riff-raff.


$35k gets you the same car From DMC Houston (or likely Florida if you
Prefer) or probably PJ Grady in NY- but your not forbidden from dealing
with us and your future parts will still cost 35% less than from D1. If
you can live with the price you could drive this one regularly without
feeling stupid, but 10k miles from now it will have lost about $10k in


$30-40K in a private sale with the help of a club can get you a concours
car - georgeous and pristine - but ironically it may not be in a good
condition to drive as its been primarily kept in show conditions, not
necessarily run regularly.


$20-25k in a private sale gets you a clean, fairly reliable attractive
car.  You can drive it every day, but expect a few problems from time to
time.  Look for a clean car that has been driven regularly for the last
few years.


$17-22k gets you a good looking car with some (pending) mechanical
issues OR a fairly solid daily driver that you won't worry too much
about, but had obvious physical imperfections.


$15-18k will get you a car you can often drive, but you will be putting
$ into regularly for mechanical issues and aesthetic upgrades.


$10-16k will get you a car you can possibly drive home, and get out on
the road some weekends, but spend the $100 a year for the upgraded AAA
card with unlimited flatbed service, you will be using it.  Also get to
know the Vendors discount restoration programs (usually spend $1000 in
one order to qualify for 10% off in the future)


Less than $10k - a labor of love.


By the way - I bought mine for $2k - take a wild guess what I've been
doing for the last few years...




(now a clean, solid daily driver)



From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of rbgdmc
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 12:33 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: What is the best way to buy


Hi Thanks for responding;

I truly did not mean to be Open ended. As far as patients goes I am 
very patient I am will to wait to get the right car after all I will 
own it. I will check the local club. I am in Tennessee do you 
know which Club I should use. 
I would love a restored car however cost wise however I think that a 
safe drive while it gets fix it up might be more practical. I not 
very handy to work on the car myself is not much of an option,
I understand your comments regarding option C however I don't 
understand what you mean by I" can no longer buy a car from D-1, 
simply because you asked the question".

Thanks again;

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <> , Marc
Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
> WOW, what a very open question.
> The answer depends on a number of things-
> 1. How patient are you? Are you willing to spend a
> few months, or even years to find the "right" car? or
> do you want it NOW! If you are willing to take the
> time and look, you *WILL* find a good deal on a car
> that may not need too much (if any) work. Good source
> to find a car like that is your local club.
> It looks like you may be from from NJ (or staying at a
> Hilton in NJ)? Check with the DeLorean Mid-Atlantic
> club. I am the VP, We have a very active group! 
> 2. Do you have the cash up front to buy a "restored"
> car now? Or would you prefer a car that is safe to
> drive while you fix it up?
> 3. What are you skills? If you are willing to work
> on the car yourself, you will save LOTS of money. 
> Labor on these cars can get very expensive.
> However, I will admit I see no point in option "C"
> below. If you are going to ship it to a vendor for a
> full restoration, why not trust them to pick out the
> the best car to restore?
> P.S. You can no longer buy a car from D-1, simply
> because you asked the question. Sorry! You will have
> to stick with one of the DMC locations, PJ Grady, or
> one of a few other sources for a restored car now.
> --- rbgdmc <rbgdmc@...> wrote:
> > Hi Guys;
> > 
> > What is the best way to buy my D. 
> > a) From a seller over the net
> > b) Through a company like DMC of Huston/D-one, etc
> > c) One in bad shape and ship it to a company like
> > DMC of Huston/D-one, 
> > etc to have it refurbished
> > 
> > Thanks 
> > 
> > 
> Don't get soaked. Take a quick peak at the forecast
> with the Yahoo! Search weather shortcut.


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