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vwdmc16
06-30-2011, 05:37 AM
In the interest of raising awareness and education about misused, unmaintained or crashed Deloreans, post pic and discussion here.


This is from a thread on the old site, " Delorean abandoned in Norcal Forest"

vin #5837 is somewhat abandoned in the Cazadero forest near Monte Rio,Ca

a dmc talk member ( forgot his name) heard about this car from a person at the Palo alto car show a few years back, no real back story given. My old boss grew up not 10 miles from the area the car was rumored to be so he took a drive up there and didnt find it, then a week later tried again and did find it. Then i came up there and took more photographs

the Facts:

Vin: 5837 or 31?
Grey Cloth interior manual
grooved non gas flap, power antennae
has trailer hitch.
last registered to a woman Nancy, who owns the property the car sits on
reg expired 2001, last smogged in '98

through Numerous attempts by mail, we have NOT been able to contact the owner, NO other residence is known. NO known reason why it was parked. This property is a semi abandoned summer cabin, and the neighbors know nothing nor do they care to help. It appears the car was driven on the lot possibly under its own power, and parked un touched for over a decade while foliage built up. the tires all still hold air. 33k or so miles

The body looks to be in incredible shape, no dents could be found though the heavy weight on the roof may have dented the t panel or hood badly, the panel gaps look wonderful, no immediately visible frame rot. it would take a full day with a chainsaw, truck, trailer and shovels to remove this car from its tomb Then its still in the middle of nowhere.

The only real way to find the owner would be to camp out at the mail box near by and wait for whoever empties it every few days, but this may get you shot in that part of the woods.....

AGAIN I HAVE NO CONTACT INFO ON THIS CAR PLEASE DON'T ASK


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owner's driveway (looks like a hoarder) :

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/vwdmc16/other/100_3743.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/vwdmc16/dmc/th_CIMG2779.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/vwdmc16/dmc/?action=view&current=CIMG2779.mp4)

vwdmc16
06-30-2011, 06:03 AM
This car popped on Craigslist Sacramento nearly a year ago, it sounded scammy and was poorly written without pic or a price. Myself and a few other dmctalk members went to see it at the tow/impound yard it was at.


The facts were these:

Vin 4218
owner was the man who ran the tow yard, he was quite large, he could not fit in a Delorean anymore
he claimed to be the original owner
claims he painted it black in '84 to set it apart from all the thousands of Deloreans out there.
claimed it ran but would not demonstrate this
claimed it was perfect underneath and denied any front end damage
denied and body or interior problems
claimed all it needed was a tune up, some paint and a windshield
everyone that looked at it told him to piss off
he wanted $8k but would take $6k cash now
he eventually sold it on ebay to some poor sap in the LA area for $5k after poorly repairing the front end so it could at least roll
the car appears to have been driven into a tall curb at around 30mph, destroying the crumple tubes and suspension, and pushing the radiator through the trunk.


Super ultra custom modifications that warranted the absurd selling price:

ultra smooth black paint job with tons of bondo to keep the car nice and heavy
bondoed over gas flap hood, because that would break the clean lines of the black paint
custom tan cloth and grey vinyl upholstery
666 miles on the trip odometer
ultra rare wood engine cover prop rod
after market coil for monster spark
hand made made exhaust that travels through frame cross member with a glass pack that only muffles one side


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Canon20DFan
06-30-2011, 01:02 PM
Are either of those two Deloreans, the one in the forest especially, recoverable? I can't see the dealer car being anything other than a parts car, and a decade outside for the one in the forest would just about kill it, I would imagine...

Roman Legion
06-30-2011, 02:36 PM
What gets me about the forest car is in a box on the passenger seat.. "Car Cover"

vwdmc16
06-30-2011, 02:41 PM
yeah the forest car is totally salvageable from what i can see, the interior is all moldy though and the fuel system probably gone, maybe the engine or trans too. but then again you dont know until a deep look into it

A Van
06-30-2011, 05:06 PM
Ultra rare wood engine cover prop! 10/10!

jmrydholm
06-30-2011, 05:13 PM
Trip odometer on the black one stopped at "666" ominous! :nervous:

SIMid
06-30-2011, 07:39 PM
Ultra rare wood engine cover prop! 10/10!

:lol:

I read it and then cracked up when I saw it!

DMC3165
06-30-2011, 07:52 PM
What gets me about the forest car is in a box on the passenger seat.. "Car Cover"

i was thinking the same thing. Some people are unbelievable!!!!! :angry0:
How do you put a trailer hitch on a D anyway and what can you possibly tow with it a skateboard?

And what the heck happened to the frame on the black one!!!! That whole thing is probably worth more in scrap, can't believe he got 5g's for that :sad30:

Roman Legion
07-01-2011, 12:44 AM
what can you possibly tow with it a skateboard?

No, a hoverboard.. Unless we rip off BTTF and someone hitches a ride on the back with said skateboard.. I know, bad D joke of the week.. Please don't kill me.. I can do that myself, thank you very much!.. :tongue: But really, even if that cover were left on, it would be in better shape than lettin crap fall on it for years.. What year is that plate? Looks pretty old!

Renee_1632
07-08-2011, 01:57 AM
Isn't that first one technically abandonded property? If it is, I strongly suggest several of us go up there and...uh..."liberate" it.

I doubt the owner would miss it.

vwdmc16
07-08-2011, 04:21 AM
one neighbor said he wouldnt mind if it left

Roman Legion
07-08-2011, 08:50 AM
Isn't that first one technically abandonded property? If it is, I strongly suggest several of us go up there and...uh..."liberate" it.

I doubt the owner would miss it.

Liberate it and I will get her repaired.. So long as the frame is still good..

T_Stanley
07-09-2011, 12:08 AM
This one is in Orlando. Its been sitting in that spot for years and will probably be there for many more.

http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy232/T_Stanley/DSCF0001-3.jpg

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Roman Legion
07-09-2011, 12:12 AM
This one is in Orlando. Its been sitting in that spot for years and will probably be there for many more.

http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy232/T_Stanley/DSCF0001-3.jpg

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Who owns it, the store? Do you think the car was properly prepped to sit? (I doubt it)

T_Stanley
07-09-2011, 12:18 AM
Some guy named George owns the store (and the car) I spoke with a couple of the employees. They said the only thing done to the car was the electrical had been taken out to prevent hot-wiring. They also said the owner has no intention of ever selling it. Apparently the car was a daily driver for a number of years before the owner decided to retire it to his store

Roman Legion
07-09-2011, 12:36 AM
What a waste of what appears from the picture to be a very good DeLorean.. I already have something against some bloke that I don't know and never will..

T_Stanley
07-09-2011, 01:07 AM
You and me both! Cosmetically the car is in pretty good shape. No dents or scratches in the stainless. The interior looks all there with the exception of a cracked binnacle. My guess is the dark window tint saved the interior from being baked.

dvonk
07-09-2011, 01:23 AM
i remember that vehicle from the old forum. a DeLorean lawn ornament, what a waste. :angry:

T_Stanley
07-09-2011, 01:26 AM
I agree. If you dont want to take care of a DeLorean anymore fine, but at least sell it to somebody who will

Roman Legion
07-09-2011, 01:30 AM
He can give it to me.. My price for defending his freedom.. J/k ;) You would be amazed at the detail my Mustang recieves, I clean every little detail 98%+ motorist never clean.. Engine bay, trunk sills, the door openings, spare tire compartment.. et cetera..

MDC - Mike C.
07-12-2011, 01:13 PM
Some guy named George owns the store (and the car) I spoke with a couple of the employees. They said the only thing done to the car was the electrical had been taken out to prevent hot-wiring. They also said the owner has no intention of ever selling it. Apparently the car was a daily driver for a number of years before the owner decided to retire it to his store

I remember that D. Went to go evaluate it back in 2000-2002, before I moved back to Fort Lauderdale. It used to be a display piece inside of the store.

I found the old pics in my photobucket acct:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/michael_cole/delorean/DSCF2471.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/michael_cole/delorean/DSCF2466.jpg

From what I remember, it was an automatic, missing the emblem on the shifter, black interior. Very good condition. Yeah, George will not sell that car. Kinda disappointed he moved it outside though.

dvonk
07-13-2011, 12:56 AM
hm, kinda hard to read, but is that VIN 10432?

Roman Legion
07-13-2011, 04:45 AM
hm, kinda hard to read, but is that VIN 10432?

That is what I see..

Ryan King
07-13-2011, 02:21 PM
Looks like a grey interior. I haven't really seen any LATE VINed black interior cars.

Roman Legion
07-13-2011, 02:27 PM
Looks like a grey interior. I haven't really seen any LATE VINed black interior cars.

Unless he converted it to black, but it does look grey, even in the dark, I believe you are correct.

MDC - Mike C.
07-13-2011, 04:25 PM
Funny, i remember it being black..:hmm: Old age catches up from time to time.

My friend Mike knew a sales guy and we were able to open the car and go through it. There was some kind of out dated anti-radar device installed on it... real 80's old school electronics crap.

You can see part of it under the front spoiler in that front view pic outside the store.

john 05141
10-06-2011, 05:07 AM
This was the first Delorean I ever went to see with the intention of buying one. No idea it was in such a poor condition.
It was in an old chicken hatchery and it still had this strong smell :vomit_2:
But there were a bunch of expensive and classic cars; Lamborghini's, Rolls, Ferrari, Lotus,... you name it like 150 cars in this old farm. They all belonged to a doctor that collects them, but was getting rid of his collection.
So I was kind of surprized to see this place with all these cars. (I expected just the Delorean) The Delorean was is a real poor shape. Parts of the engine and the clutch were in the bonnet. But the car was certainly a good project car. the dash was very good. The frame however, for what I could see was not good.
I did like the cherry red color. I would have paintd it the same color if it were in a better condition if I would have bought it.
He wanted 15.000 for the car... It s probably still there now.

Only1Balto
10-11-2011, 12:43 PM
Damn these are all terrible :(

Farrar
10-11-2011, 12:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxVqDDaPhrA


:-(

Only1Balto
10-11-2011, 01:12 PM
Here's a well known one:

http://www.bigwaste.com/bttf/delorean.jpg
http://www.bigwaste.com/bttf/delorean_dash.jpg
http://www.bigwaste.com/bttf/flux_capacitor.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Back_to_the_Future_DeLorean.jpg/800px-Back_to_the_Future_DeLorean.jpg
http://www.bttf3delorean.com/Where_are_they_files/desert2.jpg
http://www.bttf3delorean.com/Where_are_they_files/2traincarusf.jpg
http://www.bttf3delorean.com/Where_are_they_files/fiberglass.jpg
http://www.bttf3delorean.com/Where_are_they_files/bcar.jpg
http://www.bttf3delorean.com/Where_are_they_files/theacar.jpg

Mark D
10-11-2011, 03:40 PM
There are actually 4 different BTTF cars in that last post... two of which are real deloreans, one delorean body on a VW off road chassis, and one fiberglass and wood mockup used for the flying scenes.

Only1Balto
10-11-2011, 03:42 PM
Yea... still sad to seem them like that though.

LEVY
10-12-2011, 12:53 AM
.

This is now my second Delorean!, is not abandoned. Charcoal gray interior!

SIMid
10-12-2011, 06:49 PM
They restored PT III though.

Where's the pic of the one stuck in the roof of Hard Rock Cafe in Hawaii? I think that was a replica?

Roman Legion
10-15-2011, 03:46 PM
I wonder if I really could liberate the one from the first page if it is abandoned property.. How far from Vacaville, CA is it? Might have to tow it to Vacaville if I can legally just claim it and re-title it.. It would be quite a clean up and fix, but at least it would be saved from fading away. Maybe send it in for repairs while deployed and come home to a fixed and cleaned D? Just a thought..

LEVY
10-15-2011, 04:19 PM
If this vehicle is on private property, then is not abandoned. Now, if the property is abandoned and taxes due,then you might claim the property and anything on it. Check with the appraisal district.


I wonder if I really could liberate the one from the first page if it is abandoned property.. How far from Vacaville, CA is it? Might have to tow it to Vacaville if I can legally just claim it and re-title it.. It would be quite a clean up and fix, but at least it would be saved from fading away. Maybe send it in for repairs while deployed and come home to a fixed and cleaned D? Just a thought..

Citizen
10-15-2011, 06:38 PM
This was the first Delorean I ever went to see with the intention of buying one. No idea it was in such a poor condition.[SNIP].... It s probably still there now.

Would you know the VIN of this car?

...

john 05141
10-17-2011, 05:14 AM
Just the pictures, I do not know anything about them.

John

Mark D
10-18-2011, 01:50 PM
They restored PT III though.

Where's the pic of the one stuck in the roof of Hard Rock Cafe in Hawaii? I think that was a replica?

Yeah one of the Part III offroad VW chassis cars was rebuilt. It's up for auction in December through Profiles in History. I think the reserve price is 600k.

The car that was hanging upside down in Hawaii was one of the hero cars from the first BTTF movie (the B Car). It is the sister car to the one currently sitting on the universal back lot, and was the car destroyed by the locomotive at the end of part III. The panels and doors were reassembled onto a mockup frame by Jay Ohrberg and sold for display. It has the original train wheels as well as the only known surviving 'hood box' that housed all the 1955 components to replace the blown time circuit control microchip.

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Only1Balto
10-18-2011, 03:39 PM
Doesn't look too bad considering it was obliterated by a train...

Caligula1
10-16-2016, 01:03 PM
In the interest of raising awareness and education about misused, unmaintained or crashed Deloreans, post pic and discussion here.


This is from a thread on the old site, " Delorean abandoned in Norcal Forest"

vin #5837 is somewhat abandoned in the Cazadero forest near Monte Rio,Ca

a dmc talk member ( forgot his name) heard about this car from a person at the Palo alto car show a few years back, no real back story given. My old boss grew up not 10 miles from the area the car was rumored to be so he took a drive up there and didnt find it, then a week later tried again and did find it. Then i came up there and took more photographs

the Facts:

Vin: 5837 or 31?
Grey Cloth interior manual
grooved non gas flap, power antennae
has trailer hitch.
last registered to a woman Nancy, who owns the property the car sits on
reg expired 2001, last smogged in '98

through Numerous attempts by mail, we have NOT been able to contact the owner, NO other residence is known. NO known reason why it was parked. This property is a semi abandoned summer cabin, and the neighbors know nothing nor do they care to help. It appears the car was driven on the lot possibly under its own power, and parked un touched for over a decade while foliage built up. the tires all still hold air. 33k or so miles

The body looks to be in incredible shape, no dents could be found though the heavy weight on the roof may have dented the t panel or hood badly, the panel gaps look wonderful, no immediately visible frame rot. it would take a full day with a chainsaw, truck, trailer and shovels to remove this car from its tomb Then its still in the middle of nowhere.

The only real way to find the owner would be to camp out at the mail box near by and wait for whoever empties it every few days, but this may get you shot in that part of the woods.....

AGAIN I HAVE NO CONTACT INFO ON THIS CAR PLEASE DON'T ASK


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http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/vwdmc16/other/100_3721.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/vwdmc16/other/100_3725.jpg

owner's driveway (looks like a hoarder) :

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/vwdmc16/other/100_3743.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/vwdmc16/dmc/th_CIMG2779.jpg (http://s31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/vwdmc16/dmc/?action=view&current=CIMG2779.mp4)

Any Idea of what road or highway this property is on.. Just want to see if it is still there and shoot newer pics of it if it is...

Caligula1
10-16-2016, 01:23 PM
Would love to know the road or highway this property is on. I would like to see if it is still there and if so shoot some pics of it's current condition.

Michael
10-16-2016, 01:30 PM
I believe that car has already been removed. It was in Northern California if I remember right and the woman (again if I remember right) didn't want to do anything with it but someone finally persuaded her to sell ot.

sdg3205
10-17-2016, 01:32 AM
Would love to know the road or highway this property is on. I would like to see if it is still there and if so shoot some pics of it's current condition.

I think it was off the 101 (coastal highway). I think i also unknowingly drove right past it in 2010 when i drove to San Francisco.

EDIT - its off (or was at some point) the 116 as per your quote.

vwdmc16
10-18-2016, 12:51 AM
I still have the address and a good friend actually lives about 5 miles from it, he can go verify it.

vwdmc16
10-18-2016, 02:09 AM
I believe that car has already been removed. It was in Northern California if I remember right and the woman (again if I remember right) didn't want to do anything with it but someone finally persuaded her to sell ot.


Where did you hear this?

vwdmc16
10-27-2016, 09:21 PM
Ok the word is in, my friend that lives 20 minutes away went to see the car yesterday. The forest car is gone.

The house and surrounding property been cleaned up. Hopefully the car went to a good home!