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Offline DMC_12


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Hi Guys,

It is early days, but I am very keen to look at eventually obtaining a Delorean DMC 12 in Right Hand Drive.

Does anyone within Australia have one that is looking to sell?.

I would be interested in the price and specs if possible.

Cheers,

Mark



Offline mondi

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Hi Guys,

It is early days, but I am very keen to look at eventually obtaining a Delorean DMC 12 in Right Hand Drive.

Does anyone within Australia have one that is looking to sell?.

I would be interested in the price and specs if possible.

Cheers,

Mark

Hi Mark,

you are going to have a hard time finding a RHD Delorean, all the guys I know that own them, have them on club plates at the moment and are just marking time until the 30year rule kicks in.

I only know of a hand full of RHD Deloreans and some of them would not be worth the purchase. The conversions on them are total rubbish. They are not the easiest thing to convert and that is why most of them are staying LHD.

But did you know that they are making all the parts for them again?? I think you can buy a complete shell for one brand new.

If I hear of anything, I will shoot you a PM.



Offline calais


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I stumbled across this in Jay's garage last month on the remanufactured DMC-12.

Quote from: Jay Leno's Garage
DeLorean Rides Again

Decades after one of the biggest automotive debacles in recent history, Steve Wynn bought the remains of the DeLorean Motor Company with one goal in mind: to get back to the future on the road. This remanufactured DMC-12 drives better than new!

Not sure how to embed the video so here is the link:
http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/at-the-garage/sports-cars/delorean-rides-again/



Offline Last_Ride


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Hi Guys,

It is early days, but I am very keen to look at eventually obtaining a Delorean DMC 12 in Right Hand Drive.

Does anyone within Australia have one that is looking to sell?.

I would be interested in the price and specs if possible.

Cheers,

Mark

m not sure if tht will help u or not ... but thr is a club called AMERICAN car club of VIC..... i went to one f thr shows n thy had deloreans .... u can try asking thm if member is selling it

the show happens every yr ... n i have seen those cars for the last 5 yrs



Offline jim501

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m not sure if tht will help u or not ... but thr is a club called AMERICAN car club of VIC..... i went to one f thr shows n thy had deloreans .... u can try asking thm if member is selling it

the show happens every yr ... n i have seen those cars for the last 5 yrs

Umm can I buy a vowel?

Were they really consider an American muscle car?



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Were they really consider an American muscle car?

DeLorean's comparison literature noted that the DMC-12 could achieve 0–60 mph (0–96 km/h) in 8.8 s, respectable for the early 1980s, but Road & Track magazine clocked the car at 10.5 s.


Only 16 right-hand drive factory-authorised DeLoreans were ever produced.

About 9,200 DMC-12s were ever produced.



And there was a concept built in the 2000's but it never got off the ground.

Image: Wanted - Delorean DMC 12 - In Australia



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Just happened to be talking to someone who knows a litttle bit about these.


Apparently there is about 31 in Australia that the club knows about, there could be more of course.



Offline mondi

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Wow - learn something new everyday…...


One of the factory RHD DMC-12's that was in Australia has been sold and taken to the UK, where it is now in a museum.

There is also a very special DMC-12 that was for sale(not sure if it has been sold or not) in Woodend, Victoria. It was the Promo car that was given away in the Pepsi competition for the BTTF movies.

Talking to the guys in the club, you really only have two options:

You can  buy a DMC-12 and convert it AND restore it, as they are not the most reliable cars around. The early ones have big problems with the electrics, etc, etc and the steel chassis' rust out badly and panel alignment was terrible, and on and on.

Or you could save up and buy a remanufactured DMC-12 from these guys - http://www.delorean.com/index.html. All the problems that the originals had have been sorted out. And I think you can order one RHD, I know of a Japanese collector that ordered one RHD.



Offline Last_Ride


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Umm can I buy a vowel?

Were they really consider an American muscle car?

can't count it as a muscle but it was american though :D



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