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new one just appeared. Looks nice until you see the back...

http://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1981-...c-6434.htm

Out of curiosity, what is nowadays price for body tub ? Not that I would take such challenge..

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New year, new cars at BHCC

http://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1982-...c-6775.htm

And speaking of new, it probably needs a new frame. All for just $17k
(the burnt car)

To me it looked like say £17/20k before the fire. Now there is lots of extra damage; to the wiring, the engine and all the stuff in the engine bay. But I wouldn't be surprised if the underbody was indeed repairable.  The main bit of concern to me would be the rear end  structural support of the torsion bars. You can't see how bad that bit is.  The hole under the car is interesting, perhaps a jack put in the wrong place or run over a rock?  In any case, I can't see how you can avoid a total strip down and re-build. But the chassis, stainless etc all look good, as is the spec, a grey manual.

Not one for me i'm afraid…….although …..if i'd got garage space (and some spare cash), i'd buy it, and to preserve what you've got, cover it with waxoyl underneath and over the engine and it would then probably be better than money in the bank.

You could buy both of them, have a good running car in a few weeks and be left with a heck of a lot of spares…or a very daunting project car to sell on!
The one from link of @Dangermouse is VIN #10524

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beside damage to frame (that is not called rust anymore...) looks ok? Would you say that the price is set correctly, according to today's market? (£ is really weak, so it is not best time, but lets stick to $ price)

Is there anybody on this forum that repaired such heavy damaged frame? Car was rather static for long time, so I presume that brakes (discs, pads, lines), AC pipes, coolant pipes and fuel lines go to bin.

I might know a person who has CAD plans for frame, so cutting panels to replace damaged ones is quite easy and relatively cheap. It is only cost of material (and problem of welding etc. but that would be in-house).

(trying to find pros and cons of buying it as I'm currently looing for project car, but not in big rush)
Hears the link for any one who's feeling brave: http://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1982-...c-6775.htm
Hi Guys

i actually thing this is a good buy, but at a reduced price.

at least BHCC give lots of high res photos, and you know where your money is going to and will end up with a car!.

so yes it needs a frame of, then of course strip off engine/suspension/brakes/fuel tank etc.

however from the looks of it most of the car looks in pretty good condition.

and for me, my work and time comes free because i love working in it, the cost from my previous D was mainly parts.......the list does build up, along with a regrain etc. and my interior was not good.
so if you buy a car needing seats/binnacle and a couple of bits of carpet, you would already be at around $800+ taxes and shipping.

so yes the car needs extensive frame repair, but its nothing a good garage with a welder can do...or a competent DIY. then galvanise (carefull of heat!), and put everything back on rebuilding as you go.
for instance if you want to rebuild your own caliper, buy the seal kit, and a wire brush and caliper paint!.



and remember a cheaper car in the states is cheaper duty here!.

another few months and this would be for me, but would start at around $11k first..

Chris P...dont you agree...the parts on a poor interior/exterior car can build up.....the DIY labour is cheap. if this was wheeler Dealers no doubt Ed China would have it welded up for £200 and probably galvanised for another £750.!

and when done in good nick this car is going to be worth £30K.........especially when you can boast a new galvanised frame....the Achilles heel of a D

Steve

Incidentally..is it me or does the bottom suspension look like its toughing the inside of the wheel?.

steve
Well, I'd worry about the cons, over the pros:

$11k? That'll be a bit north of £11k now when it arrives.
Your time is free, if you have the space and willpower, even better - but the engine is toast - quite literally. So, used lumps are going for $3500 - if you can find a good donor car, maybe £2k? Or throw it all in the bin and find a Rover v8 or LS1 or even better, wait for Claire/Phil to do their swap for the Renault v6 - but it's still a fairly pricey job.

Frame work - left to the pros, this is expensive - strip, weld and recoat can be north of £3k (I know, I'm trying to get it done now!)

Assuming the brakes and lines/hoses are gone - well, I'm adding that up now and that's not cheap unless you care to source things locally (pattern/size etc) and that's just more time.

I reckon you could easily sink £20k in to that car.

On the other hand, if you can do an engine rebuild, brakes, cut some hoses, rewire etc (i.e. get dirty, spend time, see it as a multi-year job) then why not. Another car saved, some pride and a story to tell. Go in blind however, and you'll hate every DeLorean you see Wink

Edit: Talking about the toasty car, not the frame car.. that's a nicer job. Maybe. Tongue
The obvious solution is to buy the toasty car and the frame car and do a little Paul Daniels on it and voila - great car, top and bottom Tongue
It's been a while but 2 new offerings from BHCC: http://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1982-...c-6817.htm  $15,750 Reasonable on top but I'm guessing stored somewhere damp looking at the condition of the wheels and chassis that's virtually had it.
And an interesting 'Rally' spec DeLorean complete with roll cage and stripped out interior At $10,750 might be a good project or parts car, at least the chassis looks in good order (if you ignore the welded on outriggers) http://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1981-...c-6855.htm
No 1 - Mudflaps !!! First D I have seen with those, and out of the two cars you posted, I would have put money on the being on the other one. The car has the air of one that has been stored outdoors near the sea as even the spare wheel has corrosion

No.2 What can I say? - OEM rear wheels on the front and huuuggeee BBS wheels on the rear. Wonder what size they are? And god knows what sort of lif ethe car has lead Sad
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Yes it's an 'interesting' conversion! Big Grin not sure what it's options are other than parts. BUT due to it's condition you could do virtually anything with it (keep as a rally car/electric conversion project/whatever) and no one could knock you for it as your not 'destroying' as some people see it a perfectly good car.
Chris
Another offering for this week: http://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1981-...c-6930.htm  at $21,750 did not look to bad a project on top, but the chassis is pretty much shot, plus it's had a carb conversion that may (or may not) appeal to some, so for the chassis alone I would suggest way over value.
Chris
(17 Feb 2017, 10:57)Chris Williams Wrote: [ -> ]Another offering for this week: http://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1981-...c-6930.htm  at $21,750 did not look to bad a project on top, but the chassis is pretty much shot, plus it's had a carb conversion that may (or may not) appeal to some, so for the chassis alone I would suggest way over value.
Chris

It hasn't had the front-end recall done either, so one more thing for the pile of warning signs.
I wouldn't take this on at any price! It's only redeeming features are decent stainless and a manual gearbox.
Quote:I wouldn't take this on at any price! It's only redeeming features are decent stainless and a manual gearbox.
What about this one, ideal for a man of leisure such as yourself Big Grin
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