Re: [DML] VIN #11777
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Re: [DML] VIN #11777



 Congrats Carl!
Fascinating car. If you mean the rear bezel, you're probably right! They were a different shape in the UK.
As for the front license plate holder not being there, that was normal. The T shaped bracket was delivered in the tire well with the spare and you drilled your own holes, if needed, per a service bulletin.? Some US states require front tags, others don't. My state requires them but I'm reluctant to mount a front plate if I'm not forced to. After about 8 years, I'm still getting away with it somehow. Most brackets got rusty if not attached and were tossed out, I'd imagine. Now US owners can buy an aftermarket bracket that attaches under the fascia on existing bolts, without drilling. I assume you could find a similar item to fit a UK numberplate. 
-Wayne
vin 11174
(Your car's slightly older sibling! They skipped vin numbers sometimes.)



It also does not have a numberplate bezel and once and no holes have 
been drilled out to make place for one, could further support the 
fact it didn't go abroad?


 


 


 

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcvinlily <dmcvinlily@xxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 3:54 pm
Subject: [DML] VIN #11777










Hi guys,

Last year I became the proud owner of a 1982, Grey, Automatic, 
DeLorean VIN #11777.

Well, recently I was keen to delve into her history a bit, as like 
many car's it is something of a mystery.

She has only had 3 other owners prior to me and I have a feeling that 
the car has never been out of the UK, which I believe is rare in 
itself.

However, there is clearly more to this car than immediately meets the 
eye. After taking a closer look, there are a number of quirky 
features...

For example:

There is no tool compartment in the front of the underbody for a 
start. The holes have been marked out and drilled, but the actual 
area was never cut out. Has anyone ever come across this before?

It also does not have a numberplate bezel and once and no holes have 
been drilled out to make place for one, could further support the 
fact it didn't go abroad?

The interior doesn't appear to be either grey or black! It is more of 
a charcoal colour?

The passenger side door has a number of markings written on it, with 
one of the words being 'scrap' and quite a few of the welding spots 
have been ringed with the letters QC next to them?

The car itself is in a very reasonable condition, the frame is almost 
immaculate, the interior only has some minor scratches and scuffs and 
although obviously not accurate the mileage currently reads at 
000004!!! When I bought the car last year it also still had the 
original NCT's on which were still so new that the little spikes were 
still showing!

So, there you have it, if anyone can shed any light on any of the 
above, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Best regards

Carl            


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