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VIN 3981 Is Coming Home
#1
Hello

My name is Nigel from Shifnal, Shropshire.

I bought VIN 3981 a few months back from DMC Midwest. She has now arrived in the UK and she is in the safe hands of Chris N. I'm hoping to be picking her up late next week (hopefully). I've never been close up to a De Lorean, so obviously I can't wait to pick her up from Essex. Hopefully, these pictures have worked.

Many thanks to Chris Williams for his help.

Looking forward to meeting other D owners in Manchester in a few weeks.

Nigel Jones

P.S. Anyone know where I can get a personalised car cover from?
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#2
Nigel again...just managed to upload some more photos.
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#3
car looks great Nigel, does it need much work? Looks very good in the pictures.

Can't believe you've bought a DeLorean having never been close to one before!!

Have fun Smile
Claire  - DOC-UK Treasurer
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#4
Hi Claire
It's had new exhaust gaskets , track rods, mot work ( passed to day) ,
One of the panels needed dents removing,
Collecting next Friday on a transporter,
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#5
Never a bad idea to tie the louvers down, but don't leave any material rubbing on the stainless , or it will "polish it".
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#6
Nigel,

Im in Telford with VIN 5921! Nice to have another owner close. Were you out recently by any chance. Someone in my office at work asked if I had been out recently as they saw a Delorean. I said wasn't me and wasn't aware of any close to me!

Rich
Vin 5921
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#7
Hi rich
My D is down at Chris n ,as it only just got here from dmcmw ,
Iam collecting next Friday 26 th on a transporter, then I need to register her,
So will hopefully be out in her soon , if weather is ok.
Do you get out in yours much

Nige
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#8
Yeah, I get out a bit. Normally round this way though. Furthest I have been was a couple hour trip each way for the filming of "For the Love of Cars"

Going to Hill Valley golf club today to take a picture (I need a life)

Let me know when its back. We should meet up!!

Rich
Vin 5921
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#9
Nhj23 Wrote:Hi rich
My D is down at Chris n ,as it only just got here from dmcmw ,
Iam collecting next Friday 26 th on a transporter, then I need to register her,
So will hopefully be out in her soon , if weather is ok.
Do you get out in yours much

Nige

Congrats Nige!

You can drive them on the roads with a temporary insurance cover note (free upon request) as long as it has a valid MOT. I did this with mine when it first arrived. Smile
http://www.deloreanhire.com
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Ex 1981 DMC Delorean Time Machine owner.
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#10
lukebrynycz Wrote:
Nhj23 Wrote:Hi rich
My D is down at Chris n ,as it only just got here from dmcmw ,
Iam collecting next Friday 26 th on a transporter, then I need to register her,
So will hopefully be out in her soon , if weather is ok.
Do you get out in yours much

Nige

Congrats Nige!

You can drive them on the roads with a temporary insurance cover note (free upon request) as long as it has a valid MOT. I did this with mine when it first arrived. Smile

Does that work even if there is no number plate at all because she isn't registered yet?? I can see the feds being all over that rolling along!! I only ask because mine is insured and MOT'd but i'm having major hassle registering her and I'd love to blast her about on the roads while I'm waiting.
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ali66 Wrote:
lukebrynycz Wrote:
Nhj23 Wrote:Hi rich
My D is down at Chris n ,as it only just got here from dmcmw ,
Iam collecting next Friday 26 th on a transporter, then I need to register her,
So will hopefully be out in her soon , if weather is ok.
Do you get out in yours much

Nige

Congrats Nige!

You can drive them on the roads with a temporary insurance cover note (free upon request) as long as it has a valid MOT. I did this with mine when it first arrived. Smile

Does that work even if there is no number plate at all because she isn't registered yet?? I can see the feds being all over that rolling along!! I only ask because mine is insured and MOT'd but i'm having major hassle registering her and I'd love to blast her about on the roads while I'm waiting.

You're allowed to drive it to and from an MOT centre so I'm guessing as you now have valid MOT, you haven't really got an excuse unless you know the station well and can waggle that you needed some extra work taken care of. I would be patient and just wait buddy. Insurance companies are arses at the best of times, don't give them even more excuses :wink:
http://www.deloreanhire.com
http://www.fusiontimetravel.co.uk

Ex 1981 DMC Delorean Time Machine owner.
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#12
Oddly enough Kris recently drove his from Holyhead to Durham area with no number plates at all and was never stopped once, guess he was just lucky, I'm sure I wouldn't have been so lucky
Chris
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#13
Chris Williams Wrote:Oddly enough Kris recently drove his from Holyhead to Durham area with no number plates at all and was never stopped once, guess he was just lucky, I'm sure I wouldn't have been so lucky
Chris

Yea just lucky there! In all fairness, I'd take the risk on not being done as cops love them, but if someone ties their eyes off the road and swipes you, I bet your insurance company wouldn't be so friendly if it wasn't an MOT visit.
http://www.deloreanhire.com
http://www.fusiontimetravel.co.uk

Ex 1981 DMC Delorean Time Machine owner.
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#14
Thanks for the info ,but I want her home in good condition, I've been very tempted to drive her
Collection day Friday 2 days to go Big Grin
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