- For the Love of Cars – Delorean DMC12
The only “money no object” car that I have ever really wanted since I saw one when I was 13.Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
bigyinn – Member
Have a look under the hood. I had a poke round one a couple of years ago and my Mk1 sierra 1.8l’s engine bay looked more modern.
I like that it makes about the same power as a typical family estate 😆
Fans might like this
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFEqClpt5ck[/video]Posted 5 years agoeddiebabySubscriber
See one all the time in Weymouth. Practical for the salt air. When they were released we popped down to Barclay’s ( the garage) in Oxford and spent 5 minutes shooting photos of ourselves hoovering talc up our noses off the bodywork before the staff called the Bill and we had to scarper.Posted 5 years agobencooperMember
I got to drive one a few years ago – there was one of those prestige car hire companies and a friend rented one.
Great fun, but some really bad design touches – the best was probably the handbrake. It was on the right, so you had to climb over the handbrake to get in and out of the car. Not a brilliant idea…Posted 5 years agoEarlofBarnetMember
I’m really enjoying the series, the Mini Cooper was a good one too.
I didn’t know about DeLorean and the cocaine deal though. The programme said there was only 9,000 DMC 12’s made, wasn’t/isn’t there parts for tens of thousands more though? Think it was mentioned on the Wheeler Dealer’s show when they had one.Posted 5 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
the best was probably the handbrake. It was on the right, so you had to climb over the handbrake
common on many cars in fact. or at least on many rear engined kit cars. vaguely recall friend’s classic Porsche was like that too.
saw a de lorean at work the other day. no idea whose it was.Posted 5 years agoiamroughriderMember
seen one in a museum. They’ve got that lovely 1980’s square / angular look and are super low. Chassis and suspension based on Lotus designs.Body panels were not structural. Built in Ireland. Yes they have been re-assembled from 80% old stock and then some new parts. everything you need to knowPosted 5 years agounovoloMember
*SPOILER*For those that can’t wait,Posted 5 years ago
I would love the Escort, but bubble-arched and Olympic Blue with RS2000 decals, a bank of 4 Cibes and some wide minilites!
Don’t think the £ figures they gave included any of the parts or labour they used, just purchase price and sale price (but might have missed that bit?).
Much better ‘proper’ restoration work done on these than that terrible Classic Car Rescue programme with the angry cockney and the fat Canadian!Posted 5 years ago
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