DeLorean Motor Company is widely recognized as the leader in both Concours and Daily Driver Restorations.
The professional restoration of a DeLorean is no small task. It requires many hours of labor, years of experience, and access to the proper parts. The process usually starts with a phone call from a DeLorean owner – sometimes from someone who realizes their new purchase needs more work than they expected, sometimes from an original or long-time owner who remembers how their car was when they first got it. Either way, they want it right – and that means the job must be done properly.
The customer will often bring their DeLorean to one of our facilities themselves, but we can also help to arrange transportation of their car to our facility on a carrier if needed (Always load a DeLorean nose-first onto a transporter or trailer to prevent the louvre from breaking off in the wind!). We can also help arrange for the car to be delivered back to the customer once the work is complete.
A restoration estimate is generated from our 11-page Vehicle Inspection Report checklist, which we have developed over the last 30+ years of servicing DeLorean cars. Before we begin our inspection, the DeLorean is washed, so as not to disguise any blemishes that may be lurking under layers of dirt or debris. If the car is currently not running, we will also perform a make-run service on it to get it operational enough to check for any red flags, such as engine block rot or extreme frame rust, and to be able to safely test out all of its systems.
One of our experienced technicians then goes over the car thoroughly – checking the body, drivetrain, electrical components, suspension, and interior as he or she completes the 11-page Vehicle Inspection Report. Between the visual inspection and road testing of the car, the technician will spend several hours filling out the Report checklist, which has been developed in-house by people experienced with DeLoreans over the past 35-plus years of working with them day in and day out.
After the inspection is complete, the finalized report is sent to the owner for their review, and it then gets converted to an estimate. When the estimate writing is completed a few days later, we’ll email, fax, or mail a copy of the estimate to the owner as well, and then follow up with a phone call to discuss the findings and let them decide what should be done. The Report and estimate treat the repair work as getting the car as close to factory new as possible, but it can always be adjusted based on the owner’s desires, budget, and timeline. We’ll recommend areas where safety or reliability is an issue, but the final decisions are always left up to the client.
The cost of the make-run service will vary from car to car and is in addition to the cost of the inspection. Contact us for more details.