For Sale: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 in New York, New York

$42,995 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

I am selling this DeLorean on behalf of the current owner who purchased this car back in the summer of 2011. Previous to this the car was on display at the Bentley Wildlife Museum in England from 24/5/1993 until 5/3/2011. After sitting for so long, it appears that some light re-commissioning of the mechanical parts was undertaken. The brakes, including calipers/pads/discs all look very fresh, and the K-JET components have clearly been refurbished or replaced to make the car safe and reliable.

A car like this deserves to be driven; due to the owner's time abroad, he simply doesn’t get the opportunity to use it anymore – this is evident in that the car only completed 3-4000 miles since 2011 and most of that was from a trip to Spain last year.

MOT certs for the following are included:
Jan 15th 1991 – Mileage 2,801
May 5th 2011 – Mileage 2,816
Jan 12th 2013 – Mileage 5,071
May 10th 2014 – Mileage 5,338

Engine and fueling
Runs very strong, evidently had the complete K-Jet system refurbished/replaced in 2011.
All rubber coolant hoses replaced for silicone
Upgraded stainless coolant bottle
8/3/2015 the car had oil, oil filter replaced

All instruments, lights, switches in working order.
Upgraded window motors
Integrated fog light into rear light cluster
Halo front lights
Upgraded door lock solenoids
Parrot hands-free system fitted
Battery cut-of switch
New battery fitted summer 2014

Shifts very well, no crunches or grinding

Brakes and wheels
Wheels all in good condition with as new tires
Brakes were replaced in 2011, as a result all pads and discs show minimal wear

Suspension and Steering
Running original front + rear springs – has not been lowered or altered in any way
New track rod ends fitted 8/3/2015
Has the recall to the front frame extension
Angle drive + dustcap replaced on 8/3/2015 (n.b. the previous angle drive was still running the speedo – it was replaced due to a clicking noise)

Blowing cold, converted to R134a

Frame and Body
The stainless bodywork is exceptional, with the panel fitment as good as they come
Recent torsion bar adjustment, therefore the doors are both opening and closing perfectly
Front and rear fascias are also flawless and they fit really well against the stainless panels
The frame is solid owing to its time spend in the museum and low miles. Would perhaps benefit from a wax-oiling to preserve this.

The seat covers are original - no rips or tears
Dash and binnacle show no fading or cracks
Interior clock works
Fog light operated using an original toggle switch
Door cards are in great order
Headlining has been redone

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-922595
  • Year:1981
  • Make:DeLorean
  • Model:DMC-12
  • Exterior Color:Stainless Steel
  • Interior Color:Grey
  • Odometer:9800
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive