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DMCL Shipping Damage Oct 1981
#16
and finally

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Dermot
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#17
In case you are wondering, the list is sorted by VIN, but not the way we would expect it to be - the check digit is sorted first.
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#18
This question might belong under a separate subject but it comes about as part of reading this thread.

It there any way of identifying on what ship/when a particular VIN sailed to the US? I'm interesting obviously in my VIN 16606, one of the later ones sold via Consolidated International Inc.

Any advice or info gratefully received.

Thanks.
VIN #16606 LHD, Black Interior

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#19
Only if a shipping manifest is found. The above one is the only one I have seen, but presumably there are others.
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#20
spotted #981 in that lot, ex Paul Birks, now owned by TBRM (I think) and its the
one that overheated in London in 'for the love of cars' on tv.
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Oct 1995 Espace RT Alize 2.1TD -Jaffa the Bus
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#21
Windshield failure on this shipment Sad
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#22
All early cars were black, So it begs the question, when were the first Greys shipped?
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#23
The first grey interiors are round about VIN 2960, built in late August 81, so an early September shipment would be expected.
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#24
fascinating stuff, I love reading things like this.
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Oct 1995 Espace RT Alize 2.1TD -Jaffa the Bus
#170
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#25
Nice find Domi...

Found the ebay listing and it looks like a failure on the transporter caused the damage...

Repair cost was $452 in parts and $384 labour... in 1982!
DOC 116
VIN 6237 Grey Interior, Manual
VIN 16723 Black Interior, Auto
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