Re: [DML] Recent Delorean Sales for replacement value
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Re: [DML] Recent Delorean Sales for replacement value

You do have have recent pictures and videos of the car with the vin number to prove it was your delorean I hope..since the majority of your receipts were burnt along with your delorean.

As far as the Insurance goes..they see it as a Beat up Delorean..since the Interior and engine bay was destroyed.. they have not much to judge the condition of the car before the fire.

They will appraise it  for the typical value of a delorean with 33 years of average use/wear and tear on it..meaning unless you can prove will most likely get a check for about $13-$15K..the value of a delorean that  needs the average restoration for a 33 year old delorean..wishful dreaming for anything much above that.

Unless you had a stated/agreed value when it first was insured..they will most likely NOT go by the average selling price of a top notch showcar/pristine condition Delorean.

Make sure you buy it back from the insurance that you can recoupe some of the loss by selling off whatever is still sellable on your totaled delorean.

the very last owner

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Darryl Givens <mydmc5898@...> wrote:
> My car was destroyed by a an engine fire this past sept. I have all the records saved from the claim.
> If I can be any help I will send you my cell number.
> -Darryl Givens
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Jan 5, 2014, at 7:13 PM, <lorilubarnard@...> wrote:
> >
> > The worst moment in My Hubby's ownership of his 1981 Delorean happenned last night.  As he drove home with our 5 year old daughter, the engine caught fire.  They both are safe, but the car is a total loss.  A million worst-case scenarios did NOT happen, and we are thankful.  But reality is hitting.
> >
> >
> > Now we are faced with proving it's worth to the insurance adjuster.
> > This has been a very emotional event that only other owners would understand, so please refrain from any hindsight is 20/20 type remarks, but we do hope for some help.
> >
> > 1981 Delorean, automatic, 39,990 mileage
> > No dings, scratches, pristine
> > Daily driver condition
> >
> > The insurance company may likely lowball.  We have been told to bring proof of recent sales of equivalent Deloreans.  If anyone has access to recent sales, we would be forever grateful.  The car was not appraised yet, but was in daily driver condition with a pristine body.  We hope to salvage what we can of the front end.
> >
> > It ran great, working everything.  Only the stereo was changed out.  The leather was beautiful.  Even the mats.  Everything had been cleaned inside and out on the vehicle.  Cannot tell you the hundreds of manhours. He would never sell the car, so receipts were in the car or thrown away.  It is not our best choice in retrospect, but we knew it's value to us had no monetary number, so it just didn't seem important.
> >
> > Anyone have access to sales?  We can't use current selling prices, sales must be complete. I've already hit up the ebay auctions sold listings.
> >
> > Sincerest appreciation.  He is heartbroken.  He bought this car at age 21 and it was a big piece of his heart.  They want to meet tomorrow Monday Jan 6.  Hoping they give us a couple days for data collection.
> >
> >


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