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Hello there!! from southern england
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Hello there, I'm Jake from Southampton and I'm interested in buying a dream!! but I'm not sure if my 6'4 build will allow me to comfortably drive a Delorean, Ideally I'm looking for chums to meet and actually chin wag about deloreans who might let me check for snugness....
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Astralflood Wrote:Hello there, I'm Jake from Southampton and I'm interested in buying a dream!! but I'm not sure if my 6'4 build will allow me to comfortably drive a Delorean, Ideally I'm looking for chums to meet and actually chin wag about deloreans who might let me check for snugness....

Hi Jake, Welcome!
I'm 6'4 as well and I had the same concerns initially. I have both an auto and a manual and don't have a problem driving either. I would say (from a tall person's point of view) that the auto is more comfortable to drive. I'm near Bristol if you're ever nearby and want to check.

Are you in the market for one now or are you saving for the right one in the future?
1981 Restored Black Interior Auto
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1981 DeLorean Time Machine 2015 edition


http://www.backtothefuturedeloreanhire.co.uk

http://www.deloreanhire.com
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#3
Well Ollie, id certainly like to be in the market for a wonderful delorean but alas im not, ive got alot of saving to do as the prices elevate and elevate more. Before i go any further i thought i best freind a delorean owner and see if i can fit in one so that my dream doesnt turn into a broken one when i discover i wouldnt fit!!

Ive got to that age when i must go for my dreams and not regret that i hadnt. Sooooooo im doing plenty of research to find an affordable way to accomplish this!!
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#4
When I recently took vin 522 to the Rolls Royce factory, there was a hug he chap, 6' 6' and he accepted my invitation to sit the car…..he fitted in fine. Now he's looking for a car!
Chris Parnham in Derby  chrisparnham@live.co.uk  07502 143 433
Grey RHD Auto MGJ 126Y (AXI 1699)
BMW X1 4X4 Auto.
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug in 4X4
MG ZS EV Plug in (on order)
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#5
That's fantastic to know :-)
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#6
Hi & welcome.
I'm not a million miles away either, down in Sunny South Devon.
I'm 6'5" and like others had the same concerns about comfort (I bought my D last year without even seeing a D in real life, let alone sitting in one!!) but I've just got back from a 2850mile road trip to Italy in mine and found it very comfortable. And dare I say it 'reliable' aswell! :lol:
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#7
Well done you 88MPH…..I bet you have a few good stories and photo's you'd like to share? Smile
Chris Parnham in Derby  chrisparnham@live.co.uk  07502 143 433
Grey RHD Auto MGJ 126Y (AXI 1699)
BMW X1 4X4 Auto.
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug in 4X4
MG ZS EV Plug in (on order)
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#8
fantastic, well I should fit!! I remember watching the episode of wheeler Dealers when Ed china was trying to fit in but mind you the guy is 6ft 7in!! now how on earth am I going to afford one, I need a barn find a learn mechanics quick it seems!!
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Quote:but I've just got back from a 2850mile road trip to Italy in mine and found it very comfortable. And dare I say it 'reliable' aswell!
Yes I saw the pictures over on Eurotec, very well done for doing that road trip, certinally must have been an epic roadtrip.
Chris
Membership Secretary DOC UK
2018's DeLorean event: http://deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=5715
VIN#15768 Ex VIN#4584 1972 Bond Bug.
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#10
any chance of a write up and some photos for the CLub magazine 88mph?

Wasnt John DeLorean 6ft 5"?
Claire  - DOC-UK Treasurer
1981/W DeLorean DMC-12 'Flopsy' - #2292 - resting due to block rot 
1989/G Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L 5dr "Guinney" -
1995/N Renault Espace RT Alize 2.1TD "Jaffa the Bus"
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#11
I could do Claire, if people were interested. Two from the way home.....

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Guinney1971 Wrote:any chance of a write up and some photos for the CLub magazine 88mph?

Wasnt John DeLorean 6ft 5"?

6ft 4" - so most people will fit, since he made he did!
Dan
Member 101
VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)
2016 Mustang GT, 2005 Monaro VXR, 2016 Vauxhall Viva SL, 2001 Honda CBR600F
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