Sharp eyed members of the DeLorean community might notice in pictures that my car was in Ken Koncelik’s shop. Well that’s because I bought my car from Ken. For those that don’t know, Ken organizes the DeLorean car show every two years, and also refurbishes DeLoreans. Needless to say, Ken is well respected in the DeLorean community, so when I saw his post that VIN 16908 was for sale, I jumped at the chance to own it.
After I bought the car, I found a few other things that needed attention, and a few things I needed some help with. Ken invited me over to his shop so we could tackle everything. This meant driving 300+ miles to Cincinnati, Ohio. So on Saturday morning at 5:20am, I headed out.
I arrived in Cincinnati without incident, and found Ken’s shop to be like being in a DeLorean Candy Store. Here’s pictures from the day:
This is Pilot 21. Ken purchased it not to long ago, and plans to restore it. Pilot Car Info
It says Pilot 21 somewhere on there
The doors of Pilot 21, and some other body panels
This is Ken’s project car. Ken says when it is done, it will look like no other DeLorean.
This car is being refurbished. Ken says my car used to look like this car.
Some of the shop
A DeLorean and a Bricklin!
The 2008 DeLorean Car Show Raffle Car, and some body panels from Ken’s project car
A tellus carrier and a frame
Various interior pieces
Ken showing me a DeLorean’s PRV V6
Onto another shop. My car about to go up the lift
Three other DeLoreans in the shop
My cracked axle boots
Behold, my limber self insulating an air conditioner tube.
(The first pic I’ve posted of myself with the car in this blog. I guess I’m camera shy…)
A DeLorean with EFI!
Check out this DeLorean’s clean engine compartment
A virgin never-been-used 0 mile Eagle Premier 3.0 liter PRV V6
Ken, regraining the tops of my doors
About to pressure wash the engine
That’s it! Work done:
- Replaced axles
- Replaced front main seal
- Realigned drivers window
- Regrain tops of doors
- Insulate air conditioner tube
- Install new engine cover slide bracket
- Pressure wash engine compartment
I drove over 600 miles in my round trip in one day. On my way home, the car hit 25,000 miles… almost 25 years after being built (and rebuilt).