1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Sold For $41,250Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
- Just over 200 miles from new; A highly original example
130 bhp, 174 cu. in. V-6 engine, fuel-injected three-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.8 in.
In July 2007, this stainless-steel machine was inspected by the state of Texas and documented with 197 miles on the odometer. Today, the numbers on the dash reflect a paltry 203 miles, making it without a doubt one of the least-used examples to be found.
However, having spent much of its existence in the hot, dry Texas climate, the leather interior had begun showing its age, as the stitching is starting to come loose. A full, new upholstery kit was ordered from the DeLorean Motor Company and recently installed to best reflect the true quality of this highly original example, and it truly brings its condition back to the future. The car has been further enhanced from a full cosmetic detail and a replacement of the often weakened and aging door struts. The body and unique silver panels have remained largely free of any sort of dents or damage and still have the appropriate panel gap alignment. Adding to its mechanical completeness is the original Craig digital cassette sound system, as well as the DeLorean’s unusual and seldom-seen factory space-saver spare wheel and tire.
A DeLorean is always a very popular attraction at any museum or automotive event, and this example will continue to excite future generations. This car is one of the finest of its kind, and it would be a prime acquisition for any collection.