1983 DeLorean DMC-12 with 5,397 miles on the market


A brand new DeLorean EV just lately broke cowl, however within the meantime a pristine instance of the unique 1983 DeLorean DMC-12 is on the market by way of Podium Auto Gross sales in Pompano Seaside, Florida, with a $98,000 asking value.

First noticed by Carscoops, the dealership says this DMC-12 was put in climate-controlled storage in 1986 with 5,397 miles on the odometer and stayed there till now. So whereas it is not one of many “Again to the Future” film automobiles, it’s a time traveler of types.

1983 DeLorean DMC-12 (photo via Podium Auto Sales)

1983 DeLorean DMC-12 (picture through Podium Auto Gross sales)

Whereas it boasts low mileage, this automobile’s lengthy interval in storage meant sure objects, together with the gas pump, spark plugs, oil filter, and gas traces, wanted to get replaced to recommission it. The vendor additionally famous that the gas tank was flushed, the brake calipers have been rebuilt, and struts for the Gullwing doorways and baggage compartment have been changed. Nonetheless, the automobile nonetheless has its 1981 Goodyear tires, which might additionally should be changed to drive it.

It is unclear how nice driving this DMC-12 would really be, provided that it is motivated by an underwhelming 2.8-liter V-6 that solely makes about 130 hp. The primary attraction is absolutely the stainless-steel bodywork penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro in his angular heyday.

1983 DeLorean DMC-12 (photo via Podium Auto Sales)

1983 DeLorean DMC-12 (picture through Podium Auto Gross sales)

The DMC-12 was solely produced from 1981 to 1983, making this one of many final automobiles made. The rollercoaster rise and fall of the corporate underneath namesake and former Basic Motors govt John DeLorean is a basic story of automotive intrigue that ended within the FBI charging DeLorean with cocaine trafficking (he was discovered not responsible). The DMC-12’s star flip in “Again to the Future” got here too late to save lots of the corporate.

Quick ahead to at this time, and DeLorean is making a comeback with the Alpha5, which reimagines the model for an all-electric period. The revived DeLorean is planning extra fashions as properly, but it surely stays to be seen whether or not these new electrical DeLoreans may have the endurance of the Eighties authentic.


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