[DML] Re: What's a "poor condition" car worth?
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[DML] Re: What's a "poor condition" car worth?



You formulae is a little too simplistic. It can cost more than you estimate and you are not accounting for how long it may take, the cost to transport it to a repair station, any increases in the costs of the parts. Even though the motor runs, by your admission the motor needs a LOT of work. Even the transmission needs work. Probably a clutch, replace the roll pins, and the cylinders. Basically the car needs everything. Assuming the S/S panels are in good shape and the glass is OK the car is worth between $3-5K. You will have to replace most of the interior, tires, weatherstripping, all struts, rebuild the brake system, cooling system, Clutch system, Motor, and transmission. Like I said, EVERYTHING!
David Teitelbaum 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Pete Cowan" <petecowan@...> wrote:
>
> After 12 years of ownership, I thinking I'm ready to get rid of my DeLorean.
> I the past several years I've been sinking money into other cars and the DMC
> has sadly become a bit neglected.  I don't have the time nor money to
> execute the projects with it that I'd like so I figure I'll let it go to
> someone else and when I'm ready I'll pick up another one I'll start shopping
> again.
> 
>  
> 
> My big question is: how much is a Delorean worth if it's in poor condition?
> You always see people selling the ones that are pristine and completely
> restored but rarely one that needs restoration.  
> 
>  
> 
> '83 #16059, ~70k miles, 5-speed, grey.
> 
>  
> 
> Here's what's wrong (that I know of):
> 
> -Leaking coolant - likely failing head gasket
> 
> -Difficult to shift into 2nd gear
> 
> -Cracked binnacle
> 
> -Worn seats
> 
> -A/C is defunct
> 
> -Brakes need to be rebuilt
> 
> -Doors droop
> 
> -Bonnet pistons are at this point, only cosmetic
> 
> -Louver pistons are missing, latch assembly missing
> 
> -No radio
> 
> -etc... the car is just worn out
> 
>  
> 
> Essentially the car starts and drives and that's about it.  It's recently
> has the fuel pump assembly replaced, no frame rust and the body/panels are
> fine.  I'm thinking $FixingCost + $SellingPrice = ~$20,000, so if it cost
> $12k to make it road worthy and reliable then ~$8k.  Is $8000 appropriate
> for a marginally function DMC?  Too much?  Too little?  
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> --pete
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