Re: [DML] I want to start production of Deloreans again!!!
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Re: [DML] I want to start production of Deloreans again!!!

I don't think it would be a DeLorean anymore.


On 8/1/07, Wilson Hitchings <canon20dfan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>   The thing that killed both the Bricklin and the Delorean was a severe
> overestimation of how many cars they could make in the first year. Both
> estimated ten times the number of cars rolling off the assembly lines
> (and corresponding sales). Since they only made 1/10th the number of
> cars they estimated, the overhead (fixed cost) had to be spread over
> way less product, bankrupting the company. I think the design of the
> Bricklin was very good, but all its safety designs were somewhat
> negated by airbags. I also think gull-wing doors are better than
> regular doors, needing only 12 inches of clearance to open fully.
> I wonder if someone could re-start the Delorean product line with
> lessons learned: 1) use Toyota engines like the Lotus Elise; 2) use
> regular steel/paint exterior (both the acrylic shell of the Bricklin
> and the SS on the Delorean caused enormous production problems); 3)
> build in an area (NOT Ireland and NOT Canada) that has experience with
> car building, 4) whatever the estimates are for production, cut by 4/5
> to allow for first-run errors, corrections and problems. Whatcha think?

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