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

Dear Todd
  Not to wax too poeticly on this side of the isle...
  Those parts that are going into the cars were made for the DeLoreans being 
  assembled in Dunmurry, at the blessing of JZD.  Those parts were carted over
  to a place that has taken extremely good care of them so we, the ones that 
  want to keep the 'dream alive' running can have a source to go to.  
  As far as them people in Humble TX, I'll bet the people putting the DeLoreans together 
  have families also.  And half the threads I read are about replacing parts,  You are right about the new cars not having a history (we won't go into QAC's), but just think - 
  in 25 years they too will have a history, and we will still be arguing about the 
  ethical car...

Todd Masinelli <tmasin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
          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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