Given A Swirly? 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

It seems strange to purposefully scratch up a stainless steel finish, but that’s just what one owner did to his DeLorean DMC-12 way back when. Of course, there was a good reason for this, as the owner had previously… more»

Fast Finds

UPDATE: Amazing Double DeLorean Barn Find!

UPDATE 2/17/2021 – We featured this pair of DeLoreans last year when the seller first extracted them from the barn. It appears that they didn’t have much luck finding a buyer at their $50k asking price, so they have… more»

No Reserve 5-Speed: 1981 DMC DeLorean

I would hate to estimate just how many articles have been written over the years about the failure of DeLorean, but I suspect that the number would probably run well into six-figure territory. Like so many vehicles scattered throughout… more»

No Reserve 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

It still amazes me that all these years later, the DeLorean DMC-12 continues to command very respectable money even when in project car form and saddled with the wheezy automatic transmission. The DeLorean seen here does run and drive… more»

Low-Mile 1983 DeLorean 5-Speed!

Prices for DMC DeLoreans seem to continue to climb, particularly for very nice examples. This example is in excellent condition and the odometer shows only 20,323 miles. If I was in the market for a DeLorean, this is the… more»

Painted Stainless Steel: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

One of the defining characteristics of the DeLorean is its brushed stainless steel finish. If the panels are straight, they can look stunning. The weakness is that if the vehicle receives any form of panel damage, it’s impossible to… more»

Turbo Powered: 1981 DMC DeLorean

John DeLorean made a significant impact on the car industry during his lifetime. Think of the cars that he had an influence on including the Pontiac Firebird, Pontiac GTO, Pontiac Grand Prix before he designed and developed his on… more»

Tidy Five-Speed! 1982 DeLorean DMC-12

Launching a completely new automobile company rarely goes according to plan. Having a great product helps, but it takes much more than an excellent vehicle to succeed. This 1982 DeLorean in Olympia, Washington still looks fresh today, some nearly… more»

Dealer Painted: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

For some people, the standard brushed stainless steel finish of the DeLorean holds no great attraction. With this in mind, DMC is reputed to have decided to provide a more tailored appearance when some of the vehicles arrived in… more»

Cheap Time Machine? 1981 DeLorean

Yes – Lucas, Prince of Darkness is associated with almost every British vehicle. We all know that Pintos blow up when a pine cone falls on them. Sedans have two doors too many. And, who doesn’t wonder about the… more»

1983 DeLorean With 1,218 Miles!

There were many different factors at play that resulted in the DeLorean being the sales failure that it was. However, if the buck must stop anywhere, it should probably land at the feet of John DeLorean himself. Indecision, poor… more»

Potential Daily Driver: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

Imagine for one moment that you are a Hollywood Screenwriter. You devise a script about a fictitious car company that is mired in uncertainty, confusion, bad planning, poor product development, major quality control issues, allegations of corruption, bankruptcy, and… more»

Gull-Wing Beater: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

For all of the pristine DeLorean DMC-12s that roll across auction blocks nationwide, there has to be the occasional beater. The seller emphasizes several times that this DeLorean on eBay will need some level of refurbishment, referring to it… more»

Rebuilt and Parked: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

The seller describes this 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 as being a Texas car since new, bought at a dealership in Humble, Texas and remaining there ever since. It has a curious description, as despite the claims to it being rebuilt… more»

No Reserve 5-Speed: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

This 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 is listed for sale at no reserve and presents as a decent driver-quality example that has some minor sorting left to complete. It’s equipped with the preferred manual transmission, and the seller has invested about… more»

Bob Glidden’s Time Machine: 1981 DeLorean DMC12

This 1981 DeLorean DMC12 comes with an interesting history and some unusual (for a DeLorean) modifications. The one you might notice right off the bat is the lowered stance it sports (which, I might add, is a HUGE improvement… more»