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Thread: VIN 4728, '81 5-Speed Grey Interior for sale

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    "The Goat" Dead Lesbian Goat's Avatar
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    Very disappointed that you didn't hold for a few years for the guy in Australia. You only care about the money.

    Three rules of DeLorean ownership:
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    2: A hammer is always the right tool for the job.
    3: Anything can be used as a hammer.

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    Congrats Rich! Now you'll have so much more room for activities. (4516)


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    I had the sales experience I hoped for when selling 4728: I met with the new owner in person to inspect the car & test drive, discuss the work completed & needed, and answer all questions. I pointed out all of the good as well as the bad.

    When I bought 4728 from Casey in Mississippi, Steve checked it for me. It was dark, and the car wasn't properly prepared for a test drive (Steve had to get it running, needed air in a tire...etc.) Casey was good about sending pics & videos, but when I received the car I found undisclosed damage, [minor]parts missing, and felt the condition was somewhat misrepresented. But, it ran and has a nice solid southern frame, so I was satisfied....but the buying experience wasn't overly positive.

    When I decided to sell 4728, I planned to give the next owner a proper DeLorean buying experience. I was also inspired by Jesse's experience he posted about, when he bought his car from Tom.

    -I drove 60 miles to meet the buyer in a parking lot (in my hometown) ~10AM Sunday 10/18, planning 2 hours for questions & walkaround.
    -We went to a nearby Dunkin' Donuts for coffee & more discussion, and interacted with some civilians.
    -Noon appointment to put the car on a lift. We discussed the AC work, axle seal, stainless work needed.....etc.
    -20 mile road trip to meet with 2 other DeLoreans for coffee at 1PM. One of the DeLoreans is a car the new owner is familiar with from the late 80's.
    -20 mile return trip back, more discussion and to negotiate a price.


    We agreed on a fair price and he wired the funds. He lives a few hours drive away in a nearby state, but the car will be in my hometown where my parents live, so I offered to deliver it for him.


    Also, the timing of the sale went as planned; I hoped to get a full season of driving, then sell at the end of the season. I drove 53 times this year, totaling 4,517 miles.

    I'm a little sad to see it go, but I gained another DeLorean friend & club member, and will see the car semi-regularly at club meets when I'm driving 4519.
    Bro....do you own a DeLorean?


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    Noice! I bet it feels good that it's still going to be somewhat local.

    I guess the remorse is tolerable when you have a side piece back home in the garage...playa!
    Three rules of DeLorean ownership:
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    2: A hammer is always the right tool for the job.
    3: Anything can be used as a hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Lesbian Goat View Post
    Noice! I bet it feels good that it's still going to be somewhat local.

    I guess the remorse is tolerable when you have a side piece back home in the garage...playa!
    For sure!
    Bro....do you own a DeLorean?


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