A rare copy of the mythical DeLorean DMC-12 is for sale in the United States: it has been carefully preserved since 1986.
We no longer present the DeLorean DMC-12made famous for being used as a time machine in the trilogy Back to the future. As DeLorean prepares to make its big comeback, this time with 100% electric models, the 1980s model is the delight of collectors.
Produced for two years between 1981 and 1983, we owe the DMC-12 to the pencil stroke of Giorgetto Giugiaro, and it was the only model produced by the DeLorean Motor Company. Today, a near mint copy went on sale from a car dealership in Florida, USA.
The announcement presented on the Podium Auto Sales website specifies that the car, put into circulation in 1983was stored in 1986 with 5,397 miles (approx. 8.685 km) at the meter, and that it has been kept in an air-conditioned room.
In order to prepare her to hit the road again, she benefited from a complete overhaul : the fuel pump, spark plugs, oil filter, fuel lines and coolant have all been replaced, while the fuel tank has been drained.
DeLorean DMC-12, 1983. A DeLorean has that has been in storage since 1986 is being offered for sale in Florida. The car has traveled 5,397miles from new and is in original condition with 5 speed manual transmission.
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In addition, the brake calipers were recently replaced, while the door and luggage compartment struts were also replaced. Finally, the headlining was replaced by an entirely new example.
The car appears to be in immaculate condition, and still has its original Goodyear tyres, dating from 1981. There are no scratches except for a few creases and cracks on the leather seats, which have the passage of time. This copy is on sale at a price of 98,000 dollars, the equivalent of approximately 95.400 euros.
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In a few days, DeLorean will make his big comeback in public, and will travel to Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegancewhich will be held on August 21, 2022.
Beyond the descendant of the DMC-12, baptized DeLorean Alpha 5, the manufacturer plans a full range of vehicles, which could include a 100% electric SUV.
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In 1980, American Express Teamed Up With DeLorean To Produce A 24K Gold Plated DMC-12 to promote their Gold Card. 100 Gold DeLoreans were offered at $85k (about $220k today) though only two were sold through this promotion. pic.twitter.com/JZmN8cpVk1
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Source : Podium Auto Sales
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