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    I believe this was taken outside the Westin...

    I believe this was taken outside the Westin Bonadventure in Los Angeles
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    DeLorean tooling dies

    Some of you may have read this article previously but if you haven't it makes an interesting read. Another more detailed report and investigation to be posted in the next few days.
    Nick Sutton
  3. Sticky: I'm not bringing mine - the luggage allowance on...

    I'm not bringing mine - the luggage allowance on Aer Lingus is 20Kg - so you wont be alone
  4. Sticky: 40 years ago tomorrow the first DeLorean staff visited Northern Ireland

    Following a meeting in London on the 12th June 1978 two DeLorean employees arrived in Northern Ireland on Sunday 18th June 1978 in preparation for their meeting with NIDA (Northern Ireland...
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    Nice piece of research Peter - well done The...

    Nice piece of research Peter - well done

    The solicitors who are mentioned in one of the documents is Sellig Mills and Ballie.

    Robin allie became the company solicitor from the beginning of DMCL...
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    first car off the production line

    I am going to add further confusion to earlier threads regarding the first car off the production line.

    VIN numbers were allocated in the body shop and the early days were no different to those...
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    Vin500

    As a matter of interest the VIn plate (part no 110573) was not released for production until Nov 1981 and probably not available as a part until early Jan/feb 1982 - so did this get onto a car that...
  8. What did Maggie know about John's drug entrapment?

    What did Maggie know about John’s Drugs entrapment and when?
    Margaret Thatcher vetoed a plan by a UK Consortium to save the DeLorean car company in Northern Ireland, then in receivership, which...
  9. The DeLorean Story The Car The People The Scandal e-book edition

    The DeLorean Story The Car The People The Scandal is now available as an e-book on Amazon the link is
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  10. Sticky: Kindle version of the book

    I hope to release the kindle version early next year.

    Nick
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    [General] VIN 537 engine cover

    For your interest the early 500 cars were built with hand lay GRP engine covers, rear louvers and hood cruciform. The production tooling for these parts were not complete until Feb 1981 so in the...
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    Sticky: The attached report is the front page summarising...

    The attached report is the front page summarising the status of all parts required for Job 1 for the DMC 12 which at the time of the report was officially the first week of January 1981. The report...
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    The painting in the Lotus Board room on the left...

    The painting in the Lotus Board room on the left is of a grand prix start from memory - although it's been 25 years since I left Lotus I'm pretty sure.
    Nick
  14. John did not visit Northern Ireland after...

    John did not visit Northern Ireland after February 1982 so if he did sign the door it wasn't in Belfast.

    Nick
  15. If the date is in US form that is 1 June 1982...

    If the date is in US form that is 1 June 1982 then John wrote on a panel without the headliner fixed which is unlikely. If it's Euro format that is 6 Jan 1982 this was certainly the signature of the...
  16. [General] The thickness of the 24 carat gold plating on the...

    The thickness of the 24 carat gold plating on the DeLorean stainless panels was recorded by Stuart Craven from purchasing at DMCL (who managed the plating process in Germany) was 2.5 microns. The...
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    This is likely to be the curing oven. The...

    This is likely to be the curing oven. The structure is 100 feet in length. You can just see the lozenge shape entry at the far end of the structure. The black bodies were conveyed on a moving track....
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    Gene is clearly in posing mood. The other two...

    Gene is clearly in posing mood. The other two people are probably high profile visitors. Not factory workers. The other photo with Mike - I have no idea and neither does Phyllis, Both photo graphs...
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    Taken in the training building. Brendan Mackin is...

    Taken in the training building. Brendan Mackin is on John's left
    Nick
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    The DeLorean Story available on e-books

    the link is http://uk.haynes.com/products/productID/191.

    I understand that this is available to buy from the US/UK and the rest of the world.

    Not yet available on Amazon.

    Nick
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    [General] I have researched my records; part no 110573 was...

    I have researched my records; part no 110573 was released by Engineering on 18 Nov 1981 the description is shown as "Federal Compliance Plate" the manufacturer is shown as Primographic Co Ltd....
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    [General] VINs made at Talbot

    At the end of 1978 Peugeot took over the Chrysler factory in Coventry and reintroduced the Talbot car name which had laid dormant for a number of years (the factory was built by originally...
  23. Sticky: Thank you John for the nice words - always...

    Thank you John for the nice words - always appreciated.

    regards

    Nick
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    The signatures are Chris Bradley Foreman of the...

    The signatures are Chris Bradley Foreman of the development work shop , David Winnington who worked for Chris and unfortunately I don't know the full name of Des who also signed the document.
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    Then it is 514 - VIN 535 was an Auto - after it...

    Then it is 514 - VIN 535 was an Auto - after it caught fire at Dunmurry it must have been destroyed.
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