1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734

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Lot 42
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Design by Giorgetto Giugiaro

Sold for US$ 53,200 inc. premium
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Design by Giorgetto Giugiaro
VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734

2,849cc SOHC V6 Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
130bhp at 5,500rpm
Automatic Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Power-Assisted Disc Brakes

*Superb 'Time-capsule' condition inside and out
*Just 3,161 miles recorded on the odometer at time of cataloging
*Comes with impressive history file containg rare original factory accompanying items and paraphernalia
*One of the best-preserved examples of a true automotive icon



DELOREAN MOTOR CARS

The brainchild of ex-General Motors executive John Zachary De Lorean, apart from its larger-than-life creator, it was the car's stylish coupé body that attracted most attention by virtue of its method of construction - a combination of fiberglass inner panels and stainless-steel outer skin - and doors that opened gull-wing fashion à la Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. No doubt the company would have sorted out teething-glitches given time, but sales never approached projected levels and DeLorean's 1982 indictment on drugs charges - he was subsequently acquitted - brought the project to its knees. By then some 9,200 DeLoreans had been built, of which approximately 6,500 survive today. They are now seen as highly collectible, thanks in no small part to the Back to the Future movie series.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Manufactured during August of 1981, this rare and stunning DeLorean is more of a 'time-warp machine' than a time machine, as it remains in impeccably well-preserved original condition, with just 3,161 miles recorded on the odometer at time of cataloging. The impressive dossier with original paperwork and documents accompanying the DeLorean reflects the car was delivered new from Southfield, Michigan-based dealer Tamaroff. Upon close inspection, it is immediately apparent that this DeLorean has been in fastidious care, out of the elements, sunlight and so forth. The interior still has a 'new car smell' and none of the fabrics, plastics or martials are distorted or worn. The exterior is equally impressive, with the factory stainless steel finish in excellent condition. The DeLorean if offered with an abundance of factory accompanying items - such as the rare stainless steel bodywork treatment kit - original purchase paperwork, brochures and other paraphernalia. As it stands today, the DeLorean benefits from its modest use, and must be one of the lower mileage cars now celebrating its 40th birthday and possibly one of the best preserved to exist.


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1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
1981 DeLorean DMC-12<br />VIN. SCEDT26TXBD002734
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