Re: [DML] Delorean crash test.....
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Re: [DML] Delorean crash test.....

In the early 80's I saw a couple of DeLoreans in Houston that were wrecked - both from the rear. One was hit in the rear in the passenger side. The rear wheel was pushed up against the under body and during the tow it caught fire from the tire rub and was severely damaged even further. The collision damage looked repairable to be - but, the fire completely ruined it. No one was hurt in the DeLorean according to the dealer.

The other car I saw was, according to the dealer, sitting at a traffic light late at night and was rear-ened by a pickup truck doing an estimated 50 mph. That was totaled but, again, according to the dealer, the driver opened the door and got out - shaken but otherwise uninjured. The car was knocked about 20 yards down the street. When I looked at that car it was crushed up in back about two feet - rear bumper about to the air filter position  with the engine knocked down to the ground trans and all. The driver compartment looked fine to me.

Based on those observations and the stories I always thought the Delorean would hold its own in a collision from the rear. But, I still put a third brake light on - from an 86 vet.

Harold McElraft - 3354


> Of the original prototype, only the stainless steel Panels, Gullwing doors and V-6 engine were the only things retained.
> Bottom line unless that Delorean in that Video had a ERM Substructure..which might be the this particular instance..
> As we all Know the Delorean has a backbone would take a LOT to make it curl up as in that video... I have been into Delorens since Before the First was ever built and I have...NEVER... seen a delorean yet with such massive damage as the one in this video.
> Claude
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> Bric   


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