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Thread: Valuation - DeLorean is "one of the hottest collector cars"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    That car could have been so much more with a little more effort. The frame was nice but for the price of a few cans of brake cleaner and degreaser, a bag of rags and an afternoon it could have looked so much better and worthy of top tier asking price. I'm guessing just north of 30k but with a little more elbow grease along with its history, it could have been a 45k+ machine.
    Have you ever done a detailing FAQ? I don't see too much with a search.

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    Looks like he just did.

    Materials:
    Brake Cleaner
    Degreaser
    Rags

    Time: Afternoon

    Procedure: Apply materials to frame for stated time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    That car could have been so much more with a little more effort. The frame was nice but for the price of a few cans of brake cleaner and degreaser, a bag of rags and an afternoon it could have looked so much better and worthy of top tier asking price. I'm guessing just north of 30k but with a little more elbow grease along with it's history, it could have been a 45k+ machine.
    +1

    It looks to me to be a really nice example with a perfect frame.

    The condition, mileage, and specs of the car are nearly identical to the one I just bought, but with a nicer frame.
    Livin' the dream....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    That car could have been so much more with a little more effort. The frame was nice but for the price of a few cans of brake cleaner and degreaser, a bag of rags and an afternoon it could have looked so much better and worthy of top tier asking price. I'm guessing just north of 30k but with a little more elbow grease along with it's history, it could have been a 45k+ machine.
    That sounds like a lot of work. I prefer our approach. Drop the mild steel chassis and scrap it. Install a stainless chassis and then take pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delorean Industries View Post
    That sounds like a lot of work. I prefer our approach. Drop the mild steel chassis and scrap it. Install a stainless chassis and then take pictures.
    just gimme that spec 2 twin turbo then we can talk, thanks
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    I had a buyer (prior owner of the car) pay a $15k premium for a car with a SS frame over repurchasing the car from me. So it has other benefits as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    I'm interested to know the sale price of this one:

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?p=253998
    Apparently relisted:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1981-DeLore...94922#viTabs_0

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrChocky View Post
    I think it's a really nice car that is somehow being overlooked. I'm going to ask the guy to weigh in on what's going on with it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    I think it's a really nice car that is somehow being overlooked. I'm going to ask the guy to weigh in on what's going on with it....
    Did you find anything out?

    And you saw this of course:

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?17...Check-this-out

    He bought in September for a flip, although looks like he's done a huge amount of genuine work on it. It's not the shiniest car out there, but seems like he's
    addressed the critical issues and more. Perhaps he got a bad run of tire kickers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrChocky View Post
    Did you find anything out?

    And you saw this of course:

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?17...Check-this-out

    He bought in September for a flip, although looks like he's done a huge amount of genuine work on it. It's not the shiniest car out there, but seems like he's
    addressed the critical issues and more. Perhaps he got a bad run of tire kickers.
    I didn't get a response.

    I see it's listed on Craigslist, some saying it's overpriced but I continue to see it as a very nice example. I think he's right when he said it looks like the car was never driven in the rain.

    Sometimes the market is weird; a few weeks ago someone paid over 30K for a car half as nice as this one.
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