1981 Delorean, low miles, manual, gray leather

Price: US $18,177.00 Item location: Erie, Colorado, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: DeLorean
  • Model: DMC 12
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 12,863
  • VIN: SCEDT26T2BD004249
  • Color: Stainless
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1981 DeLorean DMC 12

Up for sale is my 1981 Delorean in excellent condition, no reserve. It has 13k miles on it, runs and drives great, and the body is near perfect. I have owned this car for 15 years and drive it about 500 miles per year. It has been kept in a heated and cooled garage. I have decided to sell it now that I have 2 kids driving and not enough garage space.
HistoryI purchased this car in January of 2002 in Irving Tx. The previous owner let the car sit for many years before deciding to sell it. They got it running, put new tires on it, and I bought it with 7k miles on it. In the first few years I replaced several wear and tear items to get it road worthy. Fuel accumulator, fuel tank seals, plugs, plugwires, cap,rotor, door struts, hood/trunk struts, door handles,water return pipe, AC mode switch, andballast resistor. I have tried to keep the car as original as possible, only replacing parts if they fail. It still has it's original radiator, coolant tank, carpet, suspension,etc. I have tried my best to describe every minor flaw I can find.
ExteriorThe exterior is near perfect. There is only minor frowning above the headlights, the stainless looks great, the paint on the fascias is original and shines nicely. The stainless shines well, and has minor surface scratches. The doors open and close well and stay up without assistance. The passenger window glass has some minor scratches, and the drivers mirror has slight discoloration.
InteriorThe interior is mostly original andlooks good. I have recovered the seats and headliner, but everything else is original. I used the all leather seatcovers from special T auto and a headliner kit from DMC. Thedash and binnacle are in great shape, theleather pad by the glove box has some browndiscoloring. The carpet is all original and looks good except the piece behind the drivers seat that suffered damage before I got it. It is not visible unless the seat is flipped forward. The radio is not original, and does not work. The power windows and locks all work great. The gauges all work and read proper levels. The drivers arm rest/bolster is partially separated from the inner panel.
MechanicalThe engine starts, runs, and idles great. There are some small leaks as you would expect from a 36 year old car, nothing major. It drives, accelerates,shifts, and stops great. It runs at normal temperature and has good oil pressure.
The car was an automatic when I bought it, I converted it to a manual about 13 years ago with all delorean parts. (Tranny, pedal box, shift linkage). The donor car had 35k miles on it. At that time I put in all new clutch hydraulics, line, and a center force clutch. It drives and shifts as it should.
Frame andsuspensionThe frame is in great shape showing only minor surface rust. I have not touched the suspension, and I assume it is all original so it does feel a little loose at highway speeds (like an old car). The trailing arm bolts arestraight and tight and probably original. New bolts are included if you want them. The tires are still the ones that were on the car when I bought it in 2002 and have good tread. The front frame extension is slightly bent as shown in the pictures, but does not seem to effect the driving.
Know issuesThere are a few minor things that I have chosen not to repair. The radio is not original and does not work. The AC does not work. The ACsystem is fully intact and the compressor spins, but I have never tried to charge it. The AC belt is currentlyremoved. The windshield has a tiny crack across the corner by the glue, you can't even see it from inside the vehicle.
Overall this car is in great condition, roadworthy, and ready to drive. It has been a reliable driversince replacing the common wear and tear items 13-15 years ago. It has been regularly driven since I purchased it, and turns a lot of heads.
Let me know if you have any questions, or text me for more photos. The car is sold as is, where is. As with any major purchase, I recommend looking at the vehicle before bidding. A non refundable $500 deposit is due within 24hrs of auction end. The balance is due within 3 days of auction end.
I am located in Erie Colorado, about 30 min from Denver international airport. Contact me to arrange a test drive. I alsohave the car listed locally for sale, and I reserve the right to end the auction early for any reason. Chris 303-601-7751