Exotic Project Car: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

It’s rare to find a DeLorean DMC-12 in project-grade condition, especially with the preferred manual transmission. This example was previously painted red and has been stripped back down to its original finish. The seller’s listing is good for a… more»

21,000 Original Miles: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

This low mileage 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 is selling at no reserve in a quick five-day auction, and it presents quite well. Given it has just 21,000 original miles, you would certainly expect a car to look this good, but… more»

One Owner 1983 DeLorean DMC-12

  John DeLorean was a rockstar. He spent a lot of time at GM and designed the Pontiac Firebird, Pontiac GTO, Chevrolet Vega, and various mechanical bits for GM and Packard. He married a model, and we can’t talk… more»

3,161 Genuine Miles! 1981 DMC DeLorean

You have to wonder whether the DMC DeLorean would have generated as much interest today if it had been a massive sales success. The fact that it was a disaster on so many levels has seen the car find… more»

1981 DeLorean DMC-12 With Only 26k Miles!

The DeLorean DMC-12 needs no introduction here, and this one is yet another low mileage example equipped with the preferred manual transmission. Mileage is indicated as being a low 26,100, which definitely puts in into the upper tier of… more»

Painted Stainless: 1982 DMC DeLorean

Any automotive engineer worth their salt will be able to explain the importance of a proper development program before any new model is released onto the market. Unfortunately, it seems that DeLorean didn’t receive that memo, and as a… more»

DeLorean Fire: Flux Capacitator Most Likely Culprit

While looking through my Facebook feed this morning, a crispy DeLorean caught my eye. It was posted on the Caldwell Idaho Fire Department’s page and after reading the text, I had to make sure today wasn’t April Fools. After… more»

11K Mile Storage Unit Find: 1981 DeLorean DMC12

“If you don’t like the price, go buy a different one.” That’s the advice from the seller of a claimed 11,000 mile DeLorean DMC-12 that was supposedly restored years ago before being put into storage. The story is vague… more»

19k Mile: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

The 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 is an early production car that has traveled only 19,364 miles since new. It has been owned by the seller since 2010 and is equipped with the popular 5 speed manual transmission. The car is… more»

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»

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»