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1981 DeLorean DMC-12

Sale price: $34,900.00 make an offer

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Manufacturer: DeLorean
Model: DMC-12
Year: 1981
Type: Coupe
Color: Stainless Steel
Mileage: 27,516
Engine: 2.85L V6
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: DMC-12
Interior Color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 DeLorean DMC-12 for sale

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  1981 Delorean DMC-12                     Description   Odometer: 27. 16 Miles VIN: SCEDT26TXBD006735 Engine: 2. 85L Peugeot-Renault-Volvo V6 Transmission: 5-Speed Manual   MOTIVATED TO SELL!

Delorean DMC-12 History:

The DeLorean DMC-12 is a sports car manufactured by John DeLorean's DeLorean Motor Company for the American market from 1981–83. The car features gull-wing doors and an innovative fiberglass chassis and underbody structure. along with a brushed stainless steel body. The car became widely known and iconic for its appearance and was modified as a time machine in the Back to the Future film trilogy.

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. 00 DMC-12s were made before production halted in early 1983.

The DMC-12 features a number of unusual construction details. including gull-wing doors. unpainted stainless-steel body panels. and a rear-mounted engine.

The body design of the DMC-12 was a product of Giorgetto Giugiaro of Ital Design and is panelled in brushed SS304 stainless steel. The stainless steel panels are fixed to a fiberglass. monocoque underbody. The underbody is affixed to a double-Y frame chassis. derived from the Lotus Esprit platform.

Another unusual feature of the DMC-12 is its gull-wing doors. The common problem of supporting the weight of gull-wing doors was solved by other manufacturers with lightweight doors in the Mercedes-Benz 300SL and a hydraulic pump in the Bricklin SV-1. although these designs had structural or convenience disadvantages. The DMC-12 features heavy doors are supported by cryogenically preset torsion bars and gas-charged struts. These torsion bars were developed by Grumman Aerospace to withstand the stresses of supporting the doors. Much like the doors fitted to the Lamborghini Countach. the DMC-12 doors featured small cutout windows. because full-sized windows would not be fully retractable within the short door panels. Additionally. the doors featured red and amber "safety" lights around the perimeter. These lights illuminated when the door was open and could be seen from the front. rear or side of the vehicle at night or low light situations.

The engine is a Peugeot-Renault-Volvo (PRV) 2. 85 litre V6 which was designed and built under special contract with the DMC Company. These PRV engines were a development of the 2. 7 litre V6 in the Renault 30. and were built in the PRV Factory in Douvrin. Northern France. The gearbox. also designed by PRV. was built at the Renault facility near Caen in Normandy. The engines and gearboxes were shipped weekly by sea from the PRV Factories to the DMC Factory in Dunmurry. Northern Ireland.

The underbody and suspension of the DMC-12 are four-wheel independent suspension. coil springs. and telescopic shock absorbers. The front suspension uses double wishbones. while the rear has a multi-link setup. 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 inches in diameter by 6 inches wide on the front and 15 inches in diameter by 8 inches wide on the rear. Because the engine is mounted in the very rear of the 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 front and 10. 5-inch rear.


The car being offered is an excellent condition low mileage example. The odometer currently displays 27. 16 miles. The fuel pump is new and the brakes were serviced around 50 miles ago. The stainless steel exterior body panels are all in excellent condition. The interior leather is also in excellent condition with no rips. Everything is original on this car with no aftermarket modifications. The car comes in a desirable 5-speed manual transmission. The air conditioning still blows cold and strong. Overall this car is a well maintained and always garaged surviving Delorean.

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All Original With No Modifications
Desireable 5-Speed Manual Transmission
Low Mileage: 27. 16 Miles

          Terms of Sale  

The Deposit:
Please be ready to place a deposit within 24 hours of auction's close. All transactions must be completed within 7 days of the end of auction. If the car is not as represented upon your personal inspection at our dealership location. you will be under no obligation to purchase.

Tax. Title and License:
Local residents are responsible for applicable sales tax in your county as well as title and licensing fees. If you live outside of our state. you are responsible for applicable tax. title and licensing fees in your area.

Note: If the deposit is not received within twenty four hours or if the sale is not complete within 7 days of the close of the auction. we reserve the right to sell to the next highest bidder or to another qualified buyer.

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If you are the winning bidder of this auctions please follow through with the transaction. Remember. your winning bid is a legally binding contract to purchase.

        I accept the following forms of payment:                 traditional bank transfer   cash in person certified funds           Disclaimer  

International bidders are welcome. I will help in any way I can with coordinating shipping within the U. S. or overseas.

Seller reserves the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. Professional pre-purchase inspections are welcome but must be made before the auction ends. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However. with all pre-owned automobiles. the condition is subjective. so we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect as well as test drive any of the vehicles before finalizing purchase. If your personal inspection is not possible. we will be glad to help facilitate an inspection by your chosen local independent service center and will make arrangements to deliver the vehicle to them for this purpose.

All vehicles are sold in "AS IS" condition. Please be advised that no oral statements concerning any vehicle constitute a representation or warranty of the condition of said vehicle. Our goal is to provide you with the best service and the most comfortable buying experience on eBay. We do not accept escrow. and all inspections must be done prior to delivery. ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for the Federal Reserve fee(s) charged for all incoming wires).

Pertaining to non eBay winners: anyone with a deposit but the sale is pending financing. 3rd party inspection or any other contingency. the said vehicle will not be held and is subject to be sold at any time. until all contingencies are removed and a manager or owner accepts and signs the purchase order.

The advertised mileage represents the actual miles when the car was placed on eBay. These vehicles are test driven and actual mileage may differ at time of sale.

Condition Disclaimer:

All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. We do not manufacture our product. Each vehicle brand has its strengths. styles. tendencies. and shortcomings. Therefore. despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle's mechanical condition. we are not able to warranty a manufacturers workmanship or a previous owners diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold "AS IS" and there are no mechanical guarantees expressed or implied.

We reserve the right to end the auction at any time.




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