1983 DeLorean DMC 12

John DeLorean, the division manager at Pontiac who claimed responsibility for the GTO and the Firebird Trans-AM, started the DeLorean Motor Corporation with the financial assistance of the British Government. The DeLorean vehicles were produced in Belfast, Northern Ireland as a major aid to rampant unemployment there. The car was designed by the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro.

The DMC 12 was rear-engined, with a a composite molded underbody, steel backbone chassis and gull-wing doors.  The body was brushed stainless steel, the concept being that they would never need painting, were corrosion-proof, and would be resistant to blemishes.  The truth was it was hard to keep clean; every fingerprint showed and were hard to remove.

The car featured a V-6 alloy, double overhead cam 2850 cc engine, producing 130 bhp.  The engine was developed by Peugot, Renault, and Volvo, with the plan being that all four car manufacturers would be able to share the engine development costs.

The car had a list price of between $25,000 and  $27,000. During its production from 1980 through 1982, when the British government shut production down, 8,742 units were produced.

Photo (C) Michael Craft Photography


Year: 1983
Make: DeLorean
Model: DMC 12
Style: Sport Coupe

Serial No: SCEDT26TXDD016300
Engine Cyl: V6 Alloy
Engine Size: 2850 cc
Engine HP: 130 bhp
Trans: Manual 5-Speed