1981 DeLorean DMC-12 for sale $84,900

1981 DeLorean DMC-12 $84,900
Car Ad from: Hemmings View Original Ad
Price: $84,900
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: St. Louis, MO
Details: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

  • Excellently preserved car, stored from new
  • 879 actual miles
  • One of 9,200 examples made
  • Only two factory options andndash; a no-cost manual transmission and a gray interior
  • MSRP of $25,000 when new
  • Fiberglass underbody
  • 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 ownerandrsquo;s manual, ownerandrsquo;s manual cover, stainless steel car care kit, DeLorean Tech Ownerandrsquo;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 only879 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 carandrsquo;s body is in fantastic shape. The windshield and other glass panels are clear and crack-free. The carandrsquo;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 carandrsquo;s body panels are straight, the rear-mounted engine bay is tidy and the battery appears new.

The DMC-12andrsquo;s suspension is the four-wheelindependent type withcoil springs and telescopicshock absorbers. The front suspension useddouble wishbones, while the rear was amulti-linksetup. 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 wasrack and pinion, with an overallsteering ratioof 14.9:1, giving 2.65 turns lock-to-lock and a 35-foot turning circle. DMC-12s were originally fitted withcast alloywheels, measuring 14 by 6 inches wide on the front and 15 by 8 inches wide on the rear. Because the DeLorean is arear engine vehicle, the DMC-12 has a 35%andndash;65% frontandndash;rear weight distribution. The DMC-12 features power-assisteddisc brakeson 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.

TheDeLorean DMC-12 was asports carmanufactured byJohn DeLoreanandrsquo;sDeLorean Motor Companyfor the American market from 1981-1983. The car featuresgull-wing doorsand an innovative fiberglass body structure with a steel backbone chassis, along with external brushedstainless steelbody 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 inDunmurry, a suburb of southwestBelfast, 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