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    Two Rescued Deloreans from a long hibernation

    I am new to Deloreans and this forum, but I plan to start visiting a lot more due to recently acquiring two Deloreans from a friend. One is an early 81 model (Will post number later once I write it down) and the second is a Dec. 81 1982 model (VIN 10903). The 82 had been fitted with a Turbo kit at one point in it's life and the almost destroyed in a roll over accident. I believe the right person could return this car to the road again, but it would take a whole lot of work and dedication. The 81 model will be the one I focus on getting back on the road because it would require the least amount of work. I hope with the information found on DMCTalk and other sources that I can get this car going again. My name is Matthew and I am located in middle TN and I look forward in participating in the forum.

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    Not really banned Michael's Avatar
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    If you ever find yourself close to Kingsport pm me!

    Oh and welcome!

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    Welcome Matthew

    you should find all the info you ever need on here, and if you can't find it, just ask.

    And we'd love to see pictures of the cars when you get a chance too.
    Dermot
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    Here are the two cars. The 82 (wrecked one) is number 10903 and it has the Intercooled, water/alcohol injected turbo system on it. It has a 160mph speedo and showing less than 9k + miles on the odo. It must have been a wild ride in its day with hand painted pinstripe and blacked out taillights. It is an automatic.
    The 81 is number 00879 and has 1175miles on the car. It was wrecked in the front but almost completely repaired. It is a 5spd with black interior, which would be the one I get back on the road. I am very excited about the cars, but know both are going to be a lot of work. The 82 will probably be sold later on because it is more of a project than I would like to tackle.

    Thanks for the comments so far and Michael I am in Sparta Tn, so I don't believe we are too far away.

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    Not really banned Michael's Avatar
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    I think you are right in focusing on the nicer one. The rolled car is pretty much a parts cache for you at this point and when you get what you need off it, sell the rest to fund the resto project.

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    Senior Member Dangermouse's Avatar
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    I have to say, for a car that has been rolled, it looks in remarkably good condition.

    Any chance of a better shot of the turbo engine in the 82? It looks like an Island set-up, but it's hard to say.


    Make sure to save that sweet period turbo badge
    Dermot
    VIN 2743, B/A, Frame 2227, engine 2320

    I don't always drive cars, but when I do, I prefer DeLoreans

    http://www.will-to-live.org

    No-one is to stone anyone, even, and I want to make this absolutely clear, even if they do say "carburetor"

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    First of all, welcome to the forum
    Those are really cool project cars
    I really hope you'll be able to save one of them, if you don't buy both of them.
    Please keep us update, and thanks again for sharing your pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    I have to say, for a car that has been rolled, it looks in remarkably good condition.
    I was thinking the same.
    VR6 engine (367 rwhp/377 ftlb); Type T4 turbo; A/R=0.70/0.68; Air-to-air intercooler, Megasquirt MS3 Pro, Manual tranny w/ HD output shaft; Remote mounted oil filter.
    Adjustable dampers and ride height springs from QA1/DriveStainless; SS triangulated LCA brackets, boxed in LCAs, PU bushings, ventilated front brake rotors - all from DMCEU
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    Congrats, and welcome to the forum!
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    Guy with a DeLorean Mark D's Avatar
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    Welcome! Looks like you have lots of work (and fun!) ahead of you, congrats on the purchases and hope you find the help you need here to get at least one of those back on the road.

    I think I've only ever heard of one other DeLorean being involved in a roll over accident so it's pretty cool to see the photos. With such a low center of gravity and wide stance it takes a lot to flip over a DeLorean.

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