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The DeLorean "New Build" Misinformation Problem - Part 1

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Odds are good that if you ever drive your DeLorean, you've been asked if it 's one of those "new" ones that they're building in Texas. This rumor refuses to die because it was spread by every media outlet that would print it without a thorough fact check. Numbers have ranged wildly between the percentage of parts that are being used that are NOS, but the more you look into it, the more you see that the amount of parts that are being reused is greater than they claim; I'd estimate it to be closer to 40% and about 60% of the car by overall volume.

First and foremost: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A NEW DELOREAN!

No cars have been built since the 1980s and, while there may still be a car or two out there that's never been registered and several that haven't even hit the 500 mile mark, they're still not "new" cars.

In the next month, I will be releasing more information to show how, while attempting to restore a car that needed almost everything, I discovered that a significant number of parts are not available. These are parts that the average owner would never need; parts that don't wear out or fail under normal circumstances.

The nest update will be coming in May.
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  1. sprofita's Avatar
    The new delorean question is already almost as old as the BTTF questions/jokes lol.