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    Interesting deal with the DeLorean. Does the buyback end up paying for your ownership experience? If so, it seems kind of like a win-win. You got to enjoy something unique and terribly cool for a while, for free. I'm sure having a track toy and a fun convertible will help to soften the loss of the DeLorean, too.

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    I don't know it down to the dollar, but the offer to sell is about $7k more than I paid for it. And I made about $9k worth of improvements. So for almost exactly two years of ownership you're looking at $1k/yr. And like I told Tyler, I figure with as much as I traveled with it, C&C'd it, shared it with friends, etc. I have probably enjoyed about 85% of the positive DMC owner experiences. Three GTXF'ers have driven it other than myself, for instance.

    I just hadn't planned to get *this* into time trialing this soon. The extra cash flow is super tempting. The idea of the DMC turning into a museum piece in the back of my garage is less so.

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    Oh, I suppose I never mentioned it here in this context. But I am up for a promotion at work that would have me traveling globally for as much as 7 months out of the year. That's what I meant about the museum piece part, with only 5 months of the year left there won't be many days for driving the DMC when you subtract poor weather months and race weekends.

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    The Delorean was a fun drive.

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    The buyer decided he'd rather pay $60k for a car with a stainless steel frame than pay $45k for my car. A stainless steel frame costs $11k. *shrug*

    So that's put to bed.

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    Light controller is broke again. I can't remember if it is the one I replaced before or not. It is somewhat reasonable that they would go around the same time since they perform identical duties, but it still sucks. I am going to write the date on this one in sharpie so I know for sure.

    Tail light is also bad, ordered a new housing for it today. I never would have guessed I would sink like $700 into this car just on factory lighting components.

    I have already been thinking about moving on to something else , I miss the manual too much. And other reasons. So if I can ever get this thing safety inspected I might trade it along soon.

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    Sweet, Rock Auto had my warranty info on file. Just plugged in the order number (I was going to rebuy one) and it let me know I was 121 days into my 12 month warranty period. Sweet.

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