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View Poll Results: The average cost of the AVERAGE DeLorean Daily Driver in today's market is?

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  • $30,000 or less

    8 17.39%
  • $32,000

    4 8.70%
  • $34,000

    9 19.57%
  • $36,000

    17 36.96%
  • $38,000

    3 6.52%
  • $40,000

    3 6.52%
  • $42,000

    1 2.17%
  • $44,000 or more

    1 2.17%
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Thread: RESET: Average cost of the AVERAGE DeLorean Daily Driver In Today's Market

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    On Vacation to North Pole Ron's Avatar
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    RESET: Average cost of the AVERAGE DeLorean Daily Driver In Today's Market

    The longstanding estimate of $25K for a Daily Driver seems to be long gone.

    What do you say the average cost of a Daily Driver (as it sits) is in the current market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    The longstanding estimate of $25K for a Daily Driver seems to be long gone.

    What do say the average cost of a Daily Driver (as it sits) is in the current market?
    Serious question: what is a DD "as it sits?"
    Livin' the dream....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    Serious question: what is a DD "as it sits?"
    Carb conversion.

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    I see it as a turn the key and drive without fear.... as they say... all sorted out... today that is 35,000+

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    Exactly.
    Until recently, the consensus seemed to be that a DD ran about $25K and the cost to make a $15K D a DD was $10K; a $20K D, $5K...
    But many pointed out that it would depend on what was wrong with it, the mechanical skills of the new owner, etc. I don't want to include these.

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    Fully serviced car now is like 40k or more, and climbing!

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    For a car i would consider "good" and worth DDing i havent seen many below 37k
    - OCT81 DeLorean DMC-12 Vin 5312 "DeLores"
    - 1978 Lotus Esprit S2 "Problem Child"
    - 1995 Mazda Miata Turbo "Happy Daily Driver"

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    Yep, paid 37k for my daily driver back in January. Of course, this was in California. Not sure how prices vary across the states, or in other countries.

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    How does the cosmetics play into this figure? I wouldn't hesitate to drive mine across the country right now but it needs facsia paint, panel alignment, new seats and carpets badly. I've found it hard to compare my car with any others since it's so rare for one to be mechanically solid and clean underneath but lacking cosmetically.



    Quote Originally Posted by Silverbullet View Post
    I see it as a turn the key and drive without fear.... as they say... all sorted out... today that is 35,000+

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdmc16 View Post
    How does the cosmetics play into this figure? I wouldn't hesitate to drive mine across the country right now but it needs facsia paint, panel alignment, new seats and carpets badly. I've found it hard to compare my car with any others since it's so rare for one to be mechanically solid and clean underneath but lacking cosmetically.
    +1 on this. A DD runs well/reliably regardless of cosmetics.

    Hagerty says a DD with cosmetic issues is a #4 car in their collector classification. At the moment they value such a DeLorean at just under $25K.

    From their general collector car valuation classification webpage:
    #4 vehicles are daily drivers with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. "Fair" is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.

    This doesn't mean that a better-looking DeLorean worth over $30K can't also be used as a DD, as some of us may do.
    Last edited by Rich; 08-03-2019 at 08:15 PM.
    March '81, 5-speed, black interior

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