1981 DeLorean DMC12 – Kansas City, KS

Iconic 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 with only 18,945 miles.  Manufactured from 1981-1983 the DMC-12 is the only model the company ever produced.  Gull-wing doors, fiberglass body structure with a steel backbone chassis and external brushed stainless steel body panels.   Around 6,500 DeLoreans are thought to still exist.   The engine is a rear-mounted Peugeot-Renault-Volve (PRV) 2.85L V6 which produced 130 hp with a 5-speed transmission.  When equipped with a manual transmission, the DeLorean was capable of 0-60 in a reported 8.8 seconds and a top speed of 110 mph.  This example appears to be completely original with a dent-free exterior and interior without any visible cracks, rips, or blemishes.   Seller is asking $33,900.

There were few variations in the DeLorean since it had such a brief production period.  The hood had two variants – one that had grooves and a gas was completely flat and a fuel tank flap. This one appears to be the earlier version.  Since the acceleration of the DeLorean was reported to be lacking, the company did look into turbo-charging the engine with both a single and twin-turbo version.   The twin-turbo version was reported to have tested 0-60 in 5.8 seconds.  Had DeLorean survived another year, the twin-turbo option was to be offered as a $7,500 option.  Notice that we’ve made it through this entire description without mentioning Back To The Future.   Check out the seller’s ad for full details and seller contact details:

https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1981/delorean/dmc_12/100954456

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