RE: [DML] VIN #11777
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RE: [DML] VIN #11777



Hey Carl,

 

I have seen a few cars where the grey is darker than mine so there is some
definite variation in the tones of grey plus the carpet types across the
build years.

 

I wonder if top part of your body tub is of an earlier type (hence the
missing compartment door for the tools).  Does the fibreglass have the
smooth (later cars) or textured effect (found normally only on the very
early cars) that can be seen through the glass on either side of the
louvers?

 

Immaculate NCT's are great for concourse but I wouldn't recommend regular
driving on 26 year old rubber as the compound won't be what it was even if
it looks new.

 

QC means Quality Control so perhaps the welds highlighted were marked for
further attention.  If the door had too many flaws to put right it may have
been the reason for scrap being written on it.  By the sound of it the welds
were dealt with and then the words were simply just not removed.  

 

Some early cars were moved to the side and then re-worked a long time later
which is why sometimes you'll find a later VIN with some typically earlier
features on it.

 

>From memory the bezel was fitted once the car reached the States so it looks
very likely that your car never left the UK.  

 

Regards,

Chris Hawes

DOC 138

Vin 5255

 

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From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
dmcvinlily
Sent: 18 August 2008 20:55
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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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