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    Proof Photo Posted Ah... Are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?

    Been meaning to post this up as I don't think anyone here has a Delorean?

    81 DMC-12 Automatic VIN 01955 (yeah, just like the movie date).
    3rd owner. Previous owner spent a bucketload restoring her having sat in a barn for many years. New dash, new electrics, new fuel system, new auto computer. Extras installed is Stage one exhaust and ignition system and wings-a-loft. First owner I was told was actually a drug dealer!



    I've bought this baby back in March 2011 From Oregon and came into my hands in July 2011 Melbourne, Australia. Since I've had it, did the RHD headlight conversion, new brake lines, new tyres, new lowered Eibach springs and Spax Adjustable shocks. Recently replaced the headunit.

    Yes, it does have a flux capacitor!!
    Last edited by Quiky; June 2nd, 2012, 2:04 PM. Reason: Verified
    Simon
    "My flux capacitor is broken, that's why I'm still here."

    #2
    Performance with these Deloreans are adequate, but no tyre smoking performance. They are more known as Gran Tourers. To me, she's the perfect cruise mobile.







    Not long after I had collected her from the importers.


    Comparison from stock springs with Eibach lowered springs.



    Kinglake National Park
    Simon
    "My flux capacitor is broken, that's why I'm still here."

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      #3
      Great looking car! I've only ever seen two in person.

      Originally posted by SIMid View Post
      First owner I was told was actually a drug dealer!
      How appropriate!


      Top Gear
      [18x04]...I was there!

      "You shouldn't drive crappy cars, and you shouldn't drink crappy beer." - Eric Tingwall - Automobile Magazine

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        #4
        But you would have trouble putting your stuff through that window. ...

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          #5
          Nice ride. So 80s...

          One question I have, though: Why did they make the doors in that shape at the lower rear end, with the consequence of the windows only having that small cutout to be opened?

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            #6
            Nice car! Wow, it looks a lot better with those springs.

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              #7
              What the hell is going on with that last picture? The wheels aren't round! Anyway whatever anyone ever says about DeLoreans they'll always be awesome in my book. Just that bodywork is enough for me.

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                #8
                Rep for owning a DeLorean. Big respect from me. I love them but I could never own one.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Matt2000 View Post
                  What the hell is going on with that last picture? The wheels aren't round! Anyway whatever anyone ever says about DeLoreans they'll always be awesome in my book. Just that bodywork is enough for me.
                  I think he hit 88mph.


                  Top Gear
                  [18x04]...I was there!

                  "You shouldn't drive crappy cars, and you shouldn't drink crappy beer." - Eric Tingwall - Automobile Magazine

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                    #10
                    Awesome!
                    My Cars: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 convertible (summer weekend car), 2001 Ford Mustang GT coupe (winter car & grocery getter)
                    There is no replacement for displacement.
                    - Wolfgang Bernhard, then Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Group talking about the Dodge Viper SRT-10
                    ... I ask Herb Helbig, vehicle synthesis manager for SRT and a member of the original Team Viper development group since day one, if they'd ever thought of adding traction control. "It comes with two," he says, pointing at my feet. "Learn to use them." Got it.
                    - Motor Trend on the 2006 Dodge Viper Coupe, November 2005

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                      #11
                      And there goes any chance I had to get in the top 25 cars of FG this year.

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                        #12
                        Between this, Viper's Viper, the Darth Vader Atom guy, and the supercar photographer guy, we are now the indisputable automotive champions of the internet.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by smib View Post
                          we are now the indisputable automotive champions of the internet.
                          Nah, we'd need some Lamborghinis and a bunch of other exotics for that.

                          We do have some badass cars here though, that is for sure.
                          My Cars: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 convertible (summer weekend car), 2001 Ford Mustang GT coupe (winter car & grocery getter)
                          There is no replacement for displacement.
                          - Wolfgang Bernhard, then Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Group talking about the Dodge Viper SRT-10
                          ... I ask Herb Helbig, vehicle synthesis manager for SRT and a member of the original Team Viper development group since day one, if they'd ever thought of adding traction control. "It comes with two," he says, pointing at my feet. "Learn to use them." Got it.
                          - Motor Trend on the 2006 Dodge Viper Coupe, November 2005

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by smib View Post
                            Between this, Viper's Viper, the Darth Vader Atom guy, and the supercar photographer guy, we are now the indisputable automotive champions of the internet.
                            You missing the MXM's 7
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by prizrak View Post
                              You missing the MXM's 7
                              And MacGeek's Alfa (the most expensive car here!) and lots more.
                              My Cars: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 convertible (summer weekend car), 2001 Ford Mustang GT coupe (winter car & grocery getter)
                              There is no replacement for displacement.
                              - Wolfgang Bernhard, then Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Group talking about the Dodge Viper SRT-10
                              ... I ask Herb Helbig, vehicle synthesis manager for SRT and a member of the original Team Viper development group since day one, if they'd ever thought of adding traction control. "It comes with two," he says, pointing at my feet. "Learn to use them." Got it.
                              - Motor Trend on the 2006 Dodge Viper Coupe, November 2005

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                                #16
                                Great car. Now slap on some turbos.
                                bogative ?

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                                "So the [suspension's] spring seats fail every 2 years, so what? They cost less than $250 to fix. And if a person can't afford that every two years, than maybe he shouldn't own a car at all." - _HighVoltage_ on Volvos.

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                                  #17
                                  Thanks for the responses everyone.

                                  I actually liked the Delorean before BTTF came out and when the movie did come out, it was pretty much icing on the cake. I can say one thing though, the Delorean seems to catch more attention than a Lambo or a Ferrari, because of it's weird arse history and the SS finish.

                                  DanRom = The shape of the door I cannot say why, but the toll-booth window you are referring to is that small for a reason. When they did a prototype with the glass lowered into the door, it made it too heavy cause the door not to open properly. So to counter balance the doors, the small windows was the only way to make them look good. or else to have those sliding windows.



                                  Matt2000 = It's the perspective.

                                  jsausley = They are a quirky car which can give you headaches. Electrical, fuel system, door mechanisms, keeping the SS clean! What would you expect, car company is American, UK funding, Irish built, English engineering, French / Swedish and German parts, Italian design. Something was bound to go wrong!
                                  Simon
                                  "My flux capacitor is broken, that's why I'm still here."

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                                    #18
                                    Some more pics ..........


                                    One of the fans .....


                                    Flux Capacitor .... fluxing.


                                    At the mechanics. Here you can see the DMC SS exhaust system.






                                    More pics to come.
                                    Simon
                                    "My flux capacitor is broken, that's why I'm still here."

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                                      #19
                                      Sweet bit of kit, especially since you're living in the correct state

                                      The Silver headunit does stick out from the black interior though.
                                      Understeer is when you hit the tree with the front, oversteer is when you hit it with the back.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by nsx_23 View Post
                                        Sweet bit of kit, especially since you're living in the correct state

                                        The Silver headunit does stick out from the black interior though.
                                        *LOL* Correct state, wrong side steering wheel.

                                        Yes it did look like a sore thumb, plus the CDs were jumping "back in time" So I just replaced with a Sony Headunit. Didn't want anything too fancy, runs off USB so no moving mechanisms.

                                        Simon
                                        "My flux capacitor is broken, that's why I'm still here."

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