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[DMCForum] Advice for new owner! (& seeking Sacramento/Portland club member(s))



Group,

I've agreed to purchase a DeLorean. My first one. In fact, I've never
even been in one before now. The car is in Sacramento, California.
I'll be driving it back to eastern Washington State, going right
through Portland. Are there any DeLorean owners in Sacramento or
Portland who wouldn't mind spending some time with me within the next
week or so? I'm not asking for an "inspection", per se, just some
chit-chat time and instruction on the art of DeLorean ownership. I
really just want to hang out with another D owner for an hour or so,
make a new friend, and learn a thing or two about these cars firsthand. ;)

Now, about the car! Vin SCEDT26T0BD005447, 1981, 5 speed. According to
the owner, he bought her brand new, so this is a one owner car. She
has 45k miles and was driven "regularly" up until 6 months ago. The
only problems I have been told of are:

- Small dent in bottom of rear fender that can't been seen unless
you're looking for it.

- Small crease toward rear of the car where a cable pressed against
it, also difficult to see unless you're looking.

- Small crack on the gauge cluster

The pictures look beautiful. The seats aren't torn, dash isn't
cracked, just looks like a really nice car. Some questions:

1. When I go to pick the car up, is there anything in particular I
should be looking for to make sure I'm not getting into major
problems? I fully plan on spending several thousand dollars more and a
lot of my time on this car immediately to upgrade to the Zilla
products and fix things that are bound to be broken or ready to break.
However, I'd love to know the details of what I should check that
might indicate problems.

2. Can someone tell me where the various VIN numbers/stickers are
located, as I'd like to verify these are all valid.

3. Any other pointers??

Thank you so much for your assistance. I can't wait to join the
Pacific Northwest DeLorean Club as an actual, DeLorean owning member!

-Ryan




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