1982 2.9-litre De Lorean DMC 12 Two-Door Coupé  Chassis no. SCEDT26T6RD005565 Engine no. 5526

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1982 2.9-litre De Lorean DMC 12 Two-Door Coupé
Registration no. SOA 82Y Chassis no. SCEDT26T6RD005565 Engine no. 5526

Sold for £ 21,275 (US$ 27,845) inc. premium
1982 2.9-litre De Lorean DMC 12 Two-Door Coupé
Registration no. SOA 82Y
Chassis no. SCEDT26T6RD005565
Engine no. 5526
The brainchild of ex-General Motors executive, John Zachary De Lorean, the sporting and innovative De Lorean was designed by ex-Pontiac engineer, Bill Collins, adopted a Lotus-designed steel backbone chassis and all independent suspension. It was powered by a rear-mounted, 2.9 litre, overhead camshaft V6 engine. The working components were clad with a highly individual ‘gullwing’ body with a distinctive brushed stainless steel outer skin over glass fibre inner panels. Built in Northern Ireland with substantial financial backing from the British Government, the De Lorean found an international market, being particularly favoured in the Middle East. Sales however never approached projected levels and John De Lorean’s indictment on drugs charges in 1982 brought the project to a very expensive halt for the British taxpayer.
This right-hand drive car was first registered in Northern Ireland to De Lorean Motor Cars Ltd. in May 1982, being the personal car of their Managing Director, Don Lander, and was acquired for the Patrick Collection in December that year. Right-hand drive models are the rarest of all and this example has covered just 7,618 miles from new. It is presented in brushed stainless finish with grey leather interior and condition is commensurate with its low mileage. It comes with a good history file, rare copies of sales brochures, old Northern Ireland RF60 registration document, old and new style V5 documents and a useful information file regarding the model. It is currently MoT’d to January 2005.
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