Thankyou for your quick reply! Now you get more questions thrown at you
The main thing is, i want one. No matter what the condition really...Body/Panel damage and interior would probably be the worst variable here. As with the mechanics, I am pretty good (and economic), and have the tools.
It's all here ---> http://delorean.com/
The painted ones, are they stainless underneath?
Yes - but they are painted for a reason - to hide a lot of sins!!!
I would definately consider a 9K from the US if the body panels are straight and has good interior. I dont see why the prices range so much! What do you mean "rooted"?
You may be lucky and get one for 9k with a reasonable body, then again you may get lucky and win Lotto as well.....
"Rooted" = Body f*cked, interior f*cked, in short they run and drive and most likely used as a daily driver but not looked after very well at all. If you have seen the way Yanks treat their cars you would understand. And what they class as a car in excellent condition is miles apart from what our definition is.
You will need to either go over there to inspect the car yourself or have someone over there that you would trust to inspect it for you.
You mentioned the parts being reproed, where/how can I get these in Australia? And does this include the stainless panels? The worst place for body damage as in dents would be the rear wheel area up to and around the roof, the rest are removable panels am I right?
See link above.
Example – a new ¼ panel will cost you $1000US, you then have to get it sent to LA to be put into a container or get a freight forwarding company to arrange shipping. Then taxes/customs/etc paid this end so it could end up costing twice that or more.
Once you start adding it up, a Car already here for $50k is not a bad option…..