The DeLorean DMC-12, is a sports car manufactured by John DeLorean‘s DeLorean Motor Company for the American market from 1981–83. The car features gull-wing doors and an innovative fiberglass body structure with a steel backbone chassis, along with external brushed stainless steel body panels. The car became widely known and iconic for its appearance and was modified as a time machine in the Back to the Future media franchise.
The first prototype appeared in October 1976. Production officially began in 1981. Over the course of production, several features of the car were changed, such as the hood style, wheels and interior. About 9,000 DMC-12s were made before production halted in early 1983.
The DMC-12 was the only model produced by the company, which was later liquidated as the US car market went through its largest slump since the 1930s. In 2007, about 6,500 DeLorean Motor cars were believed still to exist.
This particular example is for sale in Queensland at an asking price of $55,000 AUD. Link to ad can be found here
The seller reports that the car is an Automatic which has covered 34,000 miles since new. Black leather interior with an aftermarket stereo and larger speakers and amp. The tyres are reported as being near new and in excellent condition. Of special note is that the car has been registered in Qld, which should make it possible to register it again. I would be checking all the import papers first just to be sure, though.
Saw a cracking example in Lennox a few weeks back. Certainly attracted attention!
I;ve often considered sourcing one……but the electrics (and other things) put me off a bit. Have you noticed how almost all of them are “low miles” ?