Should I give up on living the dream?

Welcome to the DeLorean Club Forum, this area is for general DeLorean chat

Should I give up on living the dream?

Postby DMC1983 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:59 pm

Hi all.

I have some concerns with recent asking prices. As someone who is currently saving for a DeLorean, these asking prices are getting silly to the point where I feel I will never get to own one. TBH, 30k is my limit and im starting to feel I should just give up on "the dream". Ive still yet to do more saving as im only up to 22k. I plan on reaching the 30k goal by the end of july this year.

Are these just chancers/gold mine syndrome sufferers or are these cars really worth more than 30k now?

Whats the chances of me getting a delorean for 30k if say its listed at 35k?

Besides importing, are there any cars out there for under 30k?
DeLoryan
VIN 5219 - Oct 81
Grey Interior, Manual
Grooved Hood
User avatar
DMC1983
 
Posts: 134
Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:51 pm
Location: Essex
VIN #: 5219

Re: Should I give up on living the dream?

Postby bandit » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:19 pm

They are well underpriced, should be at least 40k
User avatar
bandit
 
Posts: 1868
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:22 am
Location: Derbys
VIN #: 7024
Spaxed

Re: Should I give up on living the dream?

Postby TristanC » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:29 pm

I paid £28500 in April 2018.
It was running and driving - but not U.K. registered.

It needed some work to get it MOTd

I’m still working on her and am now well past the £30k mark.
(She’s currently with Chris N for beautification)

Keep saving though! Don’t give up the dream - it took me a hell of a long time to get here and I also saw the price hikes which made me wonder if it would ever happen. But it did.

Honestly - I think your best bet would be importing or dropping Tom Reddaway a line to see if he has a project car....
Tristan J Carroll
vin 11477 Jan '82 Grey Manual
http://www.newdelorean.co.uk
User avatar
TristanC
 
Posts: 315
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:23 pm
Location: Swansea, South Wales
VIN #: 11477

Re: Should I give up on living the dream?

Postby MikeWard » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:38 pm

Asking price vs selling price are two different things. I.e. one that was for sale recently for £37k went for £32k.

If £30k is your hard limit then you may be best placed to be looking stateside depending on what sort of car you are after, you'll get more car for your money with space in reserve to cover repairs/maintenance/upgrades etc.

Would you be interested in a project car for example e.g something with is MOT'd and registered but in other aspects a rolling restoration? Or are you looking for a car that is pretty much 'sorted' (loose term as they all need something)
DeLorean Club

The Future's Bright....
The Future's
DeLorean Club
User avatar
MikeWard
 
Posts: 1631
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:49 pm
Location: Egham, Surrey
VIN #: 04708

Re: Should I give up on living the dream?

Postby Admin-bloke » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:13 am

You can buy mine for £28k
Admin-bloke, "The D Whisperer"
Pie n Pint Northerner....
Vin #4068 - y'official "Mighty Auto" test car for Admin-bloke tuning.

https://www.justgiving.com/campnibble

Forum Founder [means I just installed it........] and Tech Help
DeLorean Club

The Future's Bright....
The Future's
DeLorean Club
User avatar
Admin-bloke
 
Posts: 5065
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 6:45 pm
VIN #: 4068
Spaxed

Re: Should I give up on living the dream?

Postby TristanC » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:24 am

Admin-bloke wrote:You can buy mine for £28k

:shock:
Tristan J Carroll
vin 11477 Jan '82 Grey Manual
http://www.newdelorean.co.uk
User avatar
TristanC
 
Posts: 315
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:23 pm
Location: Swansea, South Wales
VIN #: 11477

Re: Should I give up on living the dream?

Postby DMC1983 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:26 am

TristanC wrote:I’m still working on her and am now well past the £30k mark.
(She’s currently with Chris N for beautification)


I work literally round the corner from chris. If its ok, i may just go have a look to help keep me motivated. Dont worry, i will be respectful. Last time i was there I didnt even touch the car.

Who is Tom Reddaway? Is he on this forum?

MikeWard wrote:If £30k is your hard limit then you may be best placed to be looking stateside depending on what sort of car you are after, you'll get more car for your money with space in reserve to cover repairs/maintenance/upgrades etc.

Would you be interested in a project car for example e.g something with is MOT'd and registered but in other aspects a rolling restoration? Or are you looking for a car that is pretty much 'sorted' (loose term as they all need something)


In an ideal world I would want a decent example car thats "sorted" as you say. I would like one thats already in the uk too as I dont really fancy the headache of importing (although I will if i have too).

Saying that, i am willing to take on a rolling restoration. What i dont think i could fix, im sure chris n can (as i said, im like a 15min drive from him where i live and work round the corner from him). I would like the best example i can afford.

At present, I have 22k saved. I will hopefully reach the 30k mark by the end of july.

Admin-bloke wrote:You can buy mine for £28k


I would be very happy to view your car but sadly im about 6k short of your asking price so i wont waste your time. However, come about june time if you still have the car, we can talk some more. Thanks
DeLoryan
VIN 5219 - Oct 81
Grey Interior, Manual
Grooved Hood
User avatar
DMC1983
 
Posts: 134
Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:51 pm
Location: Essex
VIN #: 5219

Re: Should I give up on living the dream?

Postby TristanC » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:07 am

Hi,
Yes, go ahead. I don’t mind if you view my car over at Chris’s :)

Tom is a forum member here and does occasionally import and sell cars on.

Tris
Tristan J Carroll
vin 11477 Jan '82 Grey Manual
http://www.newdelorean.co.uk
User avatar
TristanC
 
Posts: 315
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:23 pm
Location: Swansea, South Wales
VIN #: 11477

Re: Should I give up on living the dream?

Postby Dan 6511 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:45 am

I recon if you have £30k cash to offer up for a delorean there will be quite a few people who would be willing to sell up, I know I would certainly consider it.
Vin: 6511 Reg: TDV 102W (Totaly Diabolical Vehicle)

DeLorean Club
User avatar
Dan 6511
 
Posts: 3246
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:10 pm
Location: Essex
VIN #: 6511

Re: Should I give up on living the dream?

Postby DMC1983 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:12 pm

Its reassurring to know that 30k can sway people into possibly selling.

Thanks Tristan. I did stop by after work but he wasnt there. When you pick up your car, if its not too early/ive finished work etc, it would be cool if i could meet up with you if thats ok? If not, no worries.
DeLoryan
VIN 5219 - Oct 81
Grey Interior, Manual
Grooved Hood
User avatar
DMC1983
 
Posts: 134
Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:51 pm
Location: Essex
VIN #: 5219

Next

Return to Welcome! ... General DeLorean chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

About us

The DeLorean Club UK forum for European DeLorean owners and enthusiasts. The largest DeLorean forum in Europe.

Registration is FREE and all registered users get full access

cron