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Time-capsule DeLorean with 309 miles emerges

This DMC-12 is in time capsule Photo by Mike Vietro.

A of Vietro’s was contemplating of trading car in towards a Corvette purchase. by Mike Vietro.

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We see time-capsule on a pretty regular basis, but seldom happen to be proper cars as well. Of course talking about the DeLorean an automobile whose several examples were believed to be accounted for. So imagine our when we heard about a recently found in a storage bay delivery mileage on the clock and a layer of dust on its stainless-steel

This DeLorean turned up in California when a client Corvette Mike Vietro’s to look at a 1966 Chevrolet 427 Coupe. The client was known to a few eccentric cars in his collection, and he the owner of the shop if he were to take anything in trade. was willing to hear what he had to and the prospective buyer quickly a 308-mile DeLorean. Vietro him to repeat himself, and he was surprised to that the client indeed had a DeLorean DMC-12 sitting in a locker.

Of course I told him I had an without being too overzealous, says. It took some but the day finally came when the car up on a tow truck with all its years of and cobwebs, as one would expect. I was so that he didn’t wash it. He is meticulous, so time must been of the essence why he didn’t as dust it off.

Mike Vietro

The interior has plastic on the seats and paper as originally delivered.

I knew the I saw it I had to own that car, Vietro us. It sat for so long you couldn’t open the doors since, years the gas had leaked through the tiny of the gas struts that assisted to open. The plan was to leave it and not touch it for as long as I could it. Well, my curiously got the best of me, so I had my veteran service manager, delve into it.

Built from 1981 to some 8,538 cars assembled at the DeLorean plant in Northern Ireland, before problems consumed the company. by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the DMC-12 is for its stainless-steel body and gullwing though it is perhaps less for its powerplant, which is the Peugeot-Renault-Volvo V6. The car was not a quick performer in its day, but it now a tremendous fan following, helped in no part by its appearance in the Back to the trilogy.

Mike Vietro

The bay is a bit dusty, as can be expected.

Even the DeLorean had seemingly been in a well-controlled environment, a number of needed to be addressed right Vietro got his service manager to to the brakes, the coolant, oil, contamination, the suspension struts and the The car needed everything checked and topped off, as one would But other than these items, it was in good shape. all, it was still new.

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But the turning point was when it time to actually wash it and the camouflage that had concealed its stainless-steel armor. Once it was it took on another dimension of

Mike Vietro

The car had quite a bit of when it was brought into shop.

But when the car owner by the shop and saw his DeLorean all cleaned up, he he didn’t want to trade it in for the after all, and he decided to buy the another way.

So is the car business, especially when you in such artwork as I do, Vietro

The client bought the 1966 427 Coupe but ended up keeping the in his possession. But he’s stowing it in shop. resolved to see it returned to its condition. Its odometer now shows miles, and a few things have yet to be to before. well, a few exercise might be in order, just to things moving.

For now, it is peacefully while we gather parts and fix more bugs, tells us. The DeLorean is being inside the service department of his dealership as its recommissioning continues. But who what the owner will to do with it in the long term?

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