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    Senior Member Dangermouse's Avatar
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    NorCal Forest car for sale

    Long time members may remember the "NorCal Forest" car from the old .com days - the abandoned DeLorean in a forest that was the subject of much discussion. The original thread has been lost but the NORCAL group paid it a visit in 2013

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?65...l=1#post101213



    Word was that it had later been removed and now it has reappeared for sale on Craigslist looking much better than the "before" pics

    https://sacramento.craigslist.org/ct...703588312.html




    complete with tow bar.

    Glad it's been saved from the piney fate.
    Dermot
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    Thanks for the follow up on this! Glad it is out of the forest, but I'm guessing it is a parts car now. I was wondering where this car ended up. Here I am in the black jacket paying my respects:

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    David Proehl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Long time members may remember the "NorCal Forest" car from the old .com days - the abandoned DeLorean in a forest that was the subject of much discussion. The original thread has been lost but the NORCAL group paid it a visit in 2013

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?65...l=1#post101213



    Word was that it had later been removed and now it has reappeared for sale on Craigslist looking much better than the "before" pics

    https://sacramento.craigslist.org/ct...703588312.html




    complete with tow bar.

    Glad it's been saved from the piney fate.
    We did visit this car quite some time ago, and actually went to see it again this weekend as it now lives just around the corner from me. I didn't realize it was the same car at all, until David and Dermot pointed it out.

    She's still really rough. Body is largely straight but would need some love. Interior is trashed. Engine looks quite bad. Louvers smashed. RR glass smashed. Frame rusty. Tires shot. Electricals replaced by mouse power.

    I think the asking price might be way too high. But she's worth saving.

    I have current pics but the site won't let me upload them for some reason.
    Last edited by jawn101; 09-24-2018 at 01:06 PM.
    Jon
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    Its pretty rough for a 15K asking price. Pictures Clint took this weekend:









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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidProehl View Post
    Thanks for the follow up on this! Glad it is out of the forest, but I'm guessing it is a parts car now. I was wondering where this car ended up. Here I am in the black jacket paying my respects:

    IMG_3864.jpg
    Yep, and that's me in the foreground. That was a very sad day to see a very sad car, and while it may be better off now than it was, it will still take a very committed owner to resurrect.
    Jon
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    My friends think I'm nuts jawn101's Avatar
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    One thing I will say is that the cloth seat covers are super nice and actually in great shape. Expert quality work on those. Of course, it means an owner looking for original style leather is gonna be in deep for that work, but the cloth is pretty nice for what it is.

    Oh, and the grey OEM binnacle could not be nicer. No cracks, spots, fading or discoloration. I don't quite know how that managed to escape the elements when the dashboard (and everything else) took it so hard on the chin.
    Last edited by jawn101; 09-24-2018 at 01:49 PM.
    Jon
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    Remarkable how well our cars look when you pick the photos just right. The pictures in the Craigslist ad made me think of saying "wow, she cleaned-up really well." But then you see these latest pics from the guys that went to go see it and you see it in a "different light." I know I look at more DeLorean photos than any other kind of car put together, but man, you can really get deceived by the photos alone if the advertiser doesn't want you to see certain stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jawn101 View Post
    I have current pics but the site won't let me upload them for some reason.
    I've got you covered! Here are the pics you sent me:



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    David Proehl

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    I'm amazed it's the same car too. I want to get it more now, always wanted to save that car. But not for $15k. This car really needs every done to it.

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    I cannot understand how the engine is so rough looking, yet someone installed a SS overflow tank.
    Barry

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