For Sale: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 in Houston, Texas

$48,995

Vehicle Description

Now for sale in our Houston Showroom is this extremely cool & rare original 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 body structure with a steel backbone chassis, along with external brushed stainless-steel body panels. It became widely known and iconic for its appearance, and it was modified to represent the concept of a time machine in the Back to the Future media franchise. In 1995 a new separate company started reproducing new build cars to the open market. This one is all original though. The engine is a Peugeot-Renault-Volvo (PRV) 2.85 litre V6, which produced about 130 hp, that was designed and built under special contract with the DMC Company. These PRV engines were a development of the 2.7 liter 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 suspension of the DMC-12 is a four-wheel independent suspension, coil springs, and telescopic shock absorbers. The front suspension uses double wishbones, while the rear is a multi-link setup. In its original development stages, the car is said to have handled quite well. The DMC-12 could achieve 0-60 miles per hour (0-97 km/h) in 8.8 seconds, when equipped with a manual transmission. When equipped with an automatic transmission, the DeLorean would accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour (0-97 km/h) in 10.5 seconds. This one has only 17651 miles on it and is in fantastic condition. It has the 3-speed automatic transmission. Both the engine & transmission are healthy are run well. The exterior panels are free from any major dents or scratches. The leather interior is also in great shape with only a couple of cracks on the dash, which was a common issue with these cars. Features on this DeLorean include; AC (not blowing cold), AM/FM radio, power brakes, power windows, tilt steering wheel, seat belts, leather interior, & aluminum wheels. The owner has rebuilt the entire fuel system back in 2010, a new alternator, new starter, AC belt, & many other recent maintenance item receipts that will go with the car. Don't miss your chance to own such a memorable and iconic car that will appreciate as you own it. Give us a call now to make a deal! For more information on this 1981 Delorean DMC-12 call the Houston Showroom at 832-243-6220 or email houston@gatewayclassiccars.com

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-998988
  • Price:$48,995
  • Location:Houston, Texas
  • Year:1981
  • Make:DeLorean
  • Model:DMC-12
  • Exterior Color:Silver
  • Interior Color:Grey
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:17651
  • Stock Number:HOU841
  • VIN:SCEDT26TXBD006010