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London Motorfair 1981
#1
I recently found a copy of Motor magazine from October 81 and it had a piece about the DeLorean at the Motorfair in the Earls Court, London. It got me thinking about what happened to this car. I know VIN 5930 (MJI 1981) was displayed in the Geneva Motor Show and there is a strong possibility that the same car was shown in London and also another show in the Kings hall Belfast (Ulster motor show)

It is a Grey Interior, Auto Transmission

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Some footage of the show, 20th October 1981 

http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist/RTV/19...81013/?v=2

Also some footage on youtube....





Here's the article,

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Possibly this car,

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VIN 6237 Grey Interior, Manual
VIN 16723 Black Interior, Auto
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#2
Last I heard, VIN#05930 was in Hungary ...
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#3
I can't help but notice the sun visors in the second picture.  Folded back with the felt showing in the stowed position.

The correct way.

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May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
Grey Wheels
Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

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#4
Seems a reasonable assumption that they had a "show car" that went from show-to-show.

And as Andy says, MJI was sold to Hungary in 2011
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#5
Just checked and the Ulster Motor show was on 16th to 21st February 1981
and the Geneva Motor show was on 5th to 15th of March 1981

Both too early for VIN 5930 but the October built car was right on time for the London Motorfair...
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VIN 6237 Grey Interior, Manual
VIN 16723 Black Interior, Auto
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Just surfaced on YouTube from Thames TV
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VIN 6237 Grey Interior, Manual
VIN 16723 Black Interior, Auto
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#7
Excellent find!
I enjoyed that.

Cheers Stu
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