1981 DeLorean DMC-12, 879 actual miles, Stored from New, Manual Trans
Price: - Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
- Condition: New
- Make: DeLorean
- Model: DeLorean DMC-12
- SubModel: DMC-12
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: DMC-12
- Year: 1981
- Mileage: 879
- VIN: SCEDT26T0BD006940
- Color: Stainless Steel
- Engine size: 2.85L V6
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: Coupe
- Interior color: Gray
- Options: --
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1981 DeLorean DeLorean DMC-12 DMC-121981 DeLorean DMC-12
Excellently preserved car, stored from new
879 actual miles
One of 9,200 examples made
Only two factory options – a no-cost manual transmission and a gray interior
MSRP of $25,000 when new
Brushed stainless steel body with gullwing doors and gray interior
Rear-mounted 2.85L V-6 designed and built by Peugeot-Renault-Volvo under special contract and dual exhausts
PRV five-speed manual transmission
Documentation includes original owner’s manual, owner’s manual cover, stainless steel car care kit, DeLorean Tech Owner’s Guide and Parts Manual and miscellaneous parts
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is thrilled to present yet another copy of the car made famous by the movie trilogy, “Back to the Future,” a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12. This car has fewer than 900 miles on the clock, 603 of them accumulated over 28 years and has overall, this car has been excellently preserved, have been lovingly stored from new. With recent news that the DeLorean Motor Company in 2017 is going to reproduce a low-volume of DeLorean cars with a price rumored to be around the $100k mark, now is your chance to obtain the original DeLorean with only 879 original miles for much less than the up and coming reproduction!
Under the rear hood is a 2.85L V-6 engine designed and built by Peugeot-Renault-Volvo under a special contract with the DeLorean Motor Company.
Dressed in gleaming stainless steel, the car’s body is in fantastic shape. The windshield and other glass panels are clear and crack-free. The car’s lights are in similar condition. The car rolls on Cooper Cobra Radial GT tires, size 235/60R15 and factory wheel covers. All of the car’s body panels are straight, the rear-mounted engine bay is tidy and the battery appears new.
The DMC-12’s suspension is the four-wheel independent type with coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers. The front suspension used double wishbones, while the rear was a multi-link setup. In its original development stages, the car is said to have handled quite well. Design drawings clearly show that the design met NHTSA minimum bumper and headlight heights of the time.
Steering was rack and pinion, with an overall steering ratio of 14.9:1, giving 2.65 turns lock-to-lock and a 35-foot turning circle. DMC-12s were originally fitted with cast alloy wheels, measuring 14 by 6 inches wide on the front and 15 by 8 inches wide on the rear. Because the DeLorean is a rear engine vehicle, the DMC-12 has a 35%–65% front–rear weight distribution. The DMC-12 features power-assisted disc brakes on all wheels, with 10-inch rotors in front and 10.5-inch in the rear.
Inside, the gray seats are in excellent shape, as are the matching carpet, the headliner and dashboard. The factory three-spoke steering wheel, door panels, mirrors, center console and gear shifter. Completing the interior is a factory AM/FM stereo with cassette.
The DeLorean DMC-12 was a sports car manufactured by John DeLorean's DeLorean Motor Company for the American market from 1981-1983. The car features gull-wing doors and an innovative fiberglass body structure with a steel backbone chassis, along with external brushed stainless steel body panels. The gullwing doors, when opening, only require 11 inches clearance outside the line of the car, making opening and closing the doors in crowded spaces relatively easy.
The first prototype appeared in October 1976. Production officially began in 1981 in Dunmurry, a suburb of southwest Belfast, Northern Ireland, where the first DMC-12 rolled off the production line on January 21. Over the course of production, several features of the car were changed, such as the hood style, wheels and interior. About 9,000 DMC-12s were made before production halted in early 1983. In 2007, about 6,500 DeLorean Motor cars were believed still to exist.
Documentation includes original owner’s manual, owner’s manual cover, stainless steel car care kit, DeLorean Tech Owner’s Guide and Parts Manual and miscellaneous parts.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 879 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!