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



Thanks Walter! Appreciate the response. I regret that I won't be able
to make it to Tennessee this time around; perhaps another year!

-Ryan

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Walter Coe" <Whalt@xxxx> wrote:
> Congratulations Ryan.  If you can act on short notice,
> consider going to the show coming up soon in Tennessee.
> There should be well over 100 DeLoreans there.
>
> > 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?
>
> There is a load of stuff to do an not to do.  If you haven't
> found it already, check out the "how to buy a DeLorean" info
> on the DMCNews.com web site.
>
> > 2. Can someone tell me where the various VIN
> numbers/stickers are
> located, as I'd like to verify these are all valid.
>
> There are only two official places, and those are on the
> dash and in the door jamb on the driver's side.  There is an
> engine # which might be recorded in your paperwork
> somewhere.  The tag on the engine is on the left side above
> the catalytic converter somewhere.  There is a frame # that
> is stamped in a plate welded to the frame.  It's visible
> from the engine compartment or from under the car.  There is
> speculation that the frame # should have matched the VIN
> because of similarities.  As far as I know, the factory did
> not keep track of frame #'s, and none of them matched the
> VINs except maybe by coincidence.
>
> Often there is stuff written in the doors under the
> headliners.  This could include the VIN, key code, and any
> weird graffiti from the factory or who-knows-where.
>
> > 3. Any other pointers??
>
> Joining the Pacific Northwest DeLorean Club is one of the
> best things you can do.  Connect up with the club members,
> and you will be set.
>
> Walt



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