[DML] Re: New DeLorean or "Real" One
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[DML] Re: New DeLorean or "Real" One

Not to try to get all philosophical or anything, but I totally disagree 
that a DeLorean is no more than the sum of its parts.  My DeLorean was 
built in strife-torn Dunmurry in 1981.  It was transported on a Tellus 
carrier from station to station, as people -- who frankly didn't know a 
lot about building cars, and were in many cases were happy to have any 
job at all -- fit its doors, tightened its bolts, etc.  It's a product 
of a time when people were still hopeful that this idea of an ethical 
sports car just might work.  To me, it is a real DeLorean in every 
sense.  It may have belonged to someone else before me, and it may have 
had some parts replaced, but that's all a part of its unique history 
over the last 26 years.

These "new" cars will be assembled in Humble, Texas, to make money off 
an old stockpile of parts that's not moving fast enough.  These cars, in 
my mind, will be DeLorean replicas.  Yes, they may share some parts in 
common with my DeLorean, but not its history or the spirit in which it 
was created.

Todd Masinelli
current custodian of real DeLorean VIN 6681

Posted by: "gbsdelorean"
 > Now take a new chassis, assemble a car that has the
 > original material created 25 years ago, and now it's
 > not a DeLorean? It's a kit?
 > Call it what you will, it's a DeLorean.

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