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DELOREAN FOR SALE UK
#16
lukebrynycz Wrote:I just don't believe that all these Deloreans conveniently seem to have the same mileage. Like you say, I reckon tons of them just ignore the angle drives when they pop at low mileage. With the wear on the interior on this car, I just don't see it being 7000 miles and it's no better condition than ones that go all day long on dmctalk for around £17-18k fully imported, V5, taxed, MOT etc.
Some people are prepared to pay a premium though for a car that is already in the UK, taxed, tested and ready to go, vs the 'hassle' of importing and that's potentially what is being exploited here.

I do agree the price is very north of where it should be given the issues others and I have pointed out. But if he can get a buyer at that price then good luck to him, it can only be a good thing for the value of our cars to see sale prices on the up.
VIN# 04708, Grey interior, 5 speed, October 1981
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#17
There's a lot to be said for being able to actually test drive the car before you buy, particularly at that price.

fwiw, I bought my car at 35k miles. PO bought it 10 years earlier with 32k and hardly drove it.

I do think, however, that it is much more likely that an angle drive failure repair will be put off much more these days with access to smart phone GPS speedos. Conversely a repair is seen as being much easier/cheaper with all these new-fangled forums to hold your hand. Smile
Dermot
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#18
Just as a point of interest (particularly for DeLoreans) as part of another raft of new MOT requirements a car now has to have a working speedo.
Chris
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#19
Chris Williams Wrote:Just as a point of interest (particularly for DeLoreans) as part of another raft of new MOT requirements a car now has to have a working speedo.
Chris

Unless you are in the trade :wink:

Cheers for the info though Chris!
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#20
Dangermouse Wrote:There's a lot to be said for being able to actually test drive the car before you buy, particularly at that price.

fwiw, I bought my car at 35k miles. PO bought it 10 years earlier with 32k and hardly drove it.

I do think, however, that it is much more likely that an angle drive failure repair will be put off much more these days with access to smart phone GPS speedos. Conversely a repair is seen as being much easier/cheaper with all these new-fangled forums to hold your hand. Smile

For sure! I would much rather have a car that has been driven and all the essentials replaced. These low mileage cars will have all the original parts which will likely fail shortly after it being driven properly again. I've no idea why they're worth far more unless they're going to be used as a static display in your living room.
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