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


I pretty much agree with you completely, but will add that DMCH
 probably has quite a number of wrecked car Vin plates sitting around
 along with the ones in the hands of the affiliates. The other thing is, 
 with the ultra low production volume,  they are probably exempt from 
many things that regular automakers would have to go throught. For 
example emissions testing and crash testing.  Maybe this new production
 thing will be enough for them to look into a low volume run of left
 fenders and driver torsion bars. James did tell me recently that he was
 going to start looking into the torsion bars, but fears the quotes will be
 very high.  The material and machining cost would be fairly reasonable,
 however the cryogenic twisting is the big expence, Mainly building the 
machine that does it. Or finding a company that has equipment to do it. 
I doubt Grumman aerospace would ever concider doing it again. There 
is also a finite number engines left.  When all said and done I don't see
 more than 100-150 ever being built. That's assuming 20 cars per year. 

James also told me the new price of the cars starting in Dec-Jan time frame.

 Anyone care to guess?


> I suppose that if Houston begins remaking pontoons, and the Pierce Permaframe is used 
(which we all would like to have anyway), there is really not much of a need for a "donor" 
car anymore  --and that's what makes all this interesting.  No donor means no existing 
VIN number and the legal stuff begins...
> But keep in mind, that these are still not "new" DeLoreans.  The majority of the parts, 
while unused, are still 25 years old, and a handful of the rare parts will still have to come 
from some NOS supply or donor cars.  Still, this would be an awesome car, with lots of 
new technology upgrades, and as close to a new DeLorean as you will ever get.
> The bottom line is this: it will be cool when Houston makes these cars, even though I 
would bet 24 in one year would be a bit ambitious.  They would be hand built, so it's not 
like the production line is starting back up again.  But the reason this is getting so much 
press is simply because James Espey is good at his job: he knows how to speak to 
reporters in sound bites that get picked up and spread like wildfire.  It's great free 
publicity for the company, and it's great free publicity for us.  It's a great time to be a 
DeLorean owner...
> For me and 1063,
> Jake Kamphoefner in STL
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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