[DML] Re: A message to prospective DeLorean owners
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[DML] Re: A message to prospective DeLorean owners

Fortunately you didn't need here as many words to explain ;-)
Great job and it must have been a huge number of hours to get to the result.
I guess even current owners could use your material and benefit from it.

Thanks, James.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "James Espey" <james@...> wrote:
> Longtime readers (and especially people who already own DeLorean cars) know
> my history and story as it relates to the DeLorean hobby. For those who
> don't, over the years I've owned two DeLorean cars (10570 and 6776), founded
> the DML in 1995, started the DeLorean Owners Directory and DeLorean
> Production Chronology and since 1999 have worked for DMC (Texas).
> Over the course of my "DeLorean story" I've gotten to meet and interact with
> hundreds, if not thousands, of DeLorean owners and enthusiasts. In my time
> here at DMC (Texas), I've bought and sold easily a couple hundred DeLorean
> cars - I even sold one in 2009 to a woman who is now my fiancée.
> In 2004, I began to become acutely aware of just how little centralized
> information regarding "what to look for and what to look out for" when
> considering a DeLorean for purchase was available. The DML was great for
> providing technical support once you bought a car, but for many buyers who
> bought more of a project than they may have realized, this was too little,
> too late. In my mind, too many buyers were paying too much for cars that
> were being sold by sellers who thought their cars were worth more than they
> actually were. This resulted in situations where new owners were getting
> "turned off" on the DeLorean marque because the car they bought wasn't as
> good as it was sold to them as being.
> Over the past eight years on and off I put my notes, ideas and knowledge
> about what I consider important when buying a DeLorean car onto paper. As I
> did this, I added more and more details and then added photographs to help
> illustrate the text. In June of this year, just before DCS, I completed what
> I call "The Illustrated Buyer's Guide to DeLorean Automobiles".
> This book grew to over 31,000 words and 220+ color photos and illustrations
> over 122 pages. The book is broken down into nine (9) major sections - the
> first covers history and basic DeLorean information that you'll want to know
> when looking for a DeLorean to buy. The next seven (7) sections are the
> "meat" of the book and cover the main areas of the car - Exterior, Interior,
> Luggage Compartment, Engine Compartment, Frame/Body/Roof, and Vehicle
> Systems (i.e. Engine, Transmission, Brakes, Steering, Suspension,
> Electrical, Fuel System, HVAC, Doors). Richly illustrated, this part of the
> book is the one that you'll refer to the most - and most likely learn the
> most from - while you're evaluating different cars to purchase. Finally, the
> last section of the book discusses Common Problems and Cures, Dealer
> Options, Factory Specials, Company Cars, Performance Modifications, other
> suggested reading materials and more.
> A sampling of pages in the book can be downloaded from the website -
> www.deloreanguide.com - and links to order the book from Amazon, eBay,
> Barnes & Noble and the DMC online store can also be found there.
> Additionally,  DMC Midwest (815-459-6439) and DMC Florida (239-495-8550) are
> also stocking the book, for those who would like to order from them
> directly.
> Good luck in your search!
> James


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