DeLorean DMC-12 1981 to 1983

DeLorean DMC-12 1981 to 1983

by Chris Williams


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Stop! Don't buy a DeLorean DMC-12 without buying this book first! Packed with good advice from running costs, paperwork, vital statistics and valuation, to information on the DeLorean community, this is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the DeLorean of your dreams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787112322
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Series: Essential Buyer's Guide Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 891,857
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Chris Williams is the club secretary of the DeLorean Owners Club (UK). He has had a long standing interest in the DMC-12, restoring two examples and working on many others. He is a keen mechanic both as a profession and hobby and has had a long term interest in UK-built cars of the 1970s and '80s having owned many varied examples over many years! He has helped to develop (in conjunction with suppliers) replacement parts for the DMC-12 and continues to provide help and both practical and technical advice through the clubs member only magazine and forum.

Table of Contents

Introduction & thanks: the purpose of this book 3

1 Is it the right car for you?: marriage guidance 6

2 Cost considerations: affordable, or a money pit? 8

3 Living with a DeLorean: will you get along together? 10

4 Relative values: which model for you? 12

5 Before you view: be well informed 14

6 Inspection equipment: these items will really help 17

7 Fifteen minute evaluation: walk away or stay? 19

8 Key points: where to look for problems 25

9 Serious evaluation: 60 minutes for years of enjoyment 27

10 Auctions: sold! Another way to buy your dream 41

11 Paperwork: correct documentation is essential! 44

12 What's it worth?: let your head rule your heart 47

113 Do you really want to restore?: it'll take longer and cost more than you think 49

14 Paint problems: a bad complexion, including dimples, pimples and bubbles 51

15 Problems due to lack of use: just like their owners, DeLoreans need exercise 54

16 The Community: key people, organisations and companies in the DeLorean world 56

17 Vital statistics: essential data at your fingertips 58

Index 64

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