August 16, 2003

Like, Oh m' gawd!

It's.... Back to the 80s : Get Thee To A DeLorean!!.

How funny. Just last night on Court TV there was one of the ubiquitous Jon-Benet Ramsey things on, and the show was featuring some detective who worked on the case. His car is a DeLorean. All I can think is, how can he get parts?

Posted by Andrea Harris at August 16, 2003 10:09 AM

Sheetmetal (and stainless steel at that) is hard to come by, but under its shiny skin the De Lorean used a lot of off-the-shelf components: the engine is a 2.8-liter V6 also used by Peugeot, Renault and Volvo.

Flux capacitors, however, are another matter entirely.

Posted by: CGHill at August 16, 2003 at 10:31 AM


Posted by: Sharon at August 16, 2003 at 12:21 PM

We were in a small town in OK a few months back, and were walking back to our motel. Across the street we saw a teenager with one, surrounded by admiring peers.

Posted by: Ith at August 16, 2003 at 02:48 PM

Migawd, it's the hot rod jalopy of the 21st century.

Posted by: McGehee at August 17, 2003 at 06:41 AM

As long as the flux-capacitor still works, getting any other parts shouldn't be a problem.

Posted by: David Jaroslav at August 17, 2003 at 10:51 AM

You can probably just go back in time and buy them new.

Posted by: Mike at August 18, 2003 at 12:28 PM