Available for auction is this 1981 DMC DeLorean DMC-12 featuring a brushed stainless-steel finish over a black leather interior. Built from January of 1981 up until December of 1982 when the company went bankrupt, the DMC-12 was DeLorean Motor Company's first and only model. This example was refurbished and modified by DeLorean Industries of Tallmadge, Ohio in 2020, and features a turbocharged 2.85L V6, a SPEC brake kit, stainless steel suspension components, a louvered rear-window cover, and more. This DeLorean is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Louisiana.
The brushed stainless-steel bodywork was designed by legendary Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and is laid over a fiberglass underbody affixed to a steel frame chassis. The SS304 austenitic stainless steel used for the body panels resists corrosion and can be reconditioned using nonmetallic abrasives. In 2020, the urethane front and rear fascias were refinished and the stainless-steel chassis was replaced by DeLorean Industries along with the windshield. Details include gull-wing doors, rear window louvers, dual exhaust outlets, a DeLorean Industries SPEC “Bullitt” proof rock screen, and staggered 14”/15” turbine-style cast-alloy wheels. The wheels are dressed in a set of General Altimax RT43 tires installed in 2020. A small dent is noted on the driver’s side rear quarter panel, detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The cabin is upholstered in black Bridge of Weir leather with a matching dashboard, door panels, and center console. Amenities include air conditioning, a digital clock, power windows, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, intermittent windshield wipers, and an electric rear window defroster. The cabin has also been upgraded with a Pioneer CD player with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, a leather-wrapped three-spoke MOMO steering wheel, and a stainless-steel shift knob. The seller confirms all gauges and accessories remain functional.
This DMC-12 is powered by a mid-mounted 2.85L Peugeot-Renault-Volvo (PRV) V6 rebuilt with forged internals and blueprinted by DeLorean Industries before being fitted with their SPEC T turbocharger kit. The turbo kit includes a Precision turbocharger, an air-to-water intercooler system with a Bosch ECU-controlled intercooler pump, a front-mount air-to-water heat exchanger, Turbosmart external wastegate, electronic fuel injection, a coolant overflow tank, fuel pressure regulator, and custom exhaust system. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed manual transaxle. The four-wheel independent suspension includes double wishbones up front and a multilink setup in the rear and has been upgraded with Stainless DeLorean Industries components. Stopping power is provided by power-assisted disc brakes at all four corners and has been enhanced by a SPEC brake kit with stainless steel lines. The seller reports that around 200 miles have been covered since the rebuild and that there are no outstanding service items at this time.
This sale will include a clean title.
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