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1981 DeLorean August build 2nd owner well cared for

1981 DeLorean

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Extremely nice original condition with reliability updates. Excellent daily driver

Jul 01, 2014
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US $22,000.00
Approximately C $26,757.51(including shipping)
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Item location:
Vacaville, California, United States
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United States, Canada
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller Notes: Extremely nice original condition with reliability updates. Excellent daily driver
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): SCEDT26T0BD003231 Year: 1981
Interior Color: Gray Make: DeLorean
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Trim: DMC12
Vehicle Title: Clear Engine: 2.8 Liter V6 Gasoline
Options: Leather Seats, CD Player Drive Type: 3 speed automatic
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows Mileage: 16,250
Fuel Type: Gasoline Exterior Color: Stainless Steel
For Sale By: Private Seller
I am selling my 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 that I have owned for 10 years. It is VIN
03231 August 1981 build with a non gas flap grooved hood (but has a locking
gas cap) with a 3 speed automatic transmission (which was only factory offered
"option".) The car has 16,250 original miles on it, 12000 miles of which I personally drove.

There are three kinds of DeLoreans you will find for sale, a perfect show car,
a daily driver, and a basket-case that needs excessive work. I rate my car as
an extremely good condition daily driver. It's not absolutely perfect, but
it's extremely nice, VERY reliable, and in largely original condition.

This car was originally sold in Oakland, CA at Melrose Ford and has lived in and near the bay
area its entire life. I bought this car from the original owner in February
2004. I've done a lot of small upgrades to the car to make it as reliable of a
daily driver as possible without sacrificing the originality of the look and
the powertrain. The great thing about the DeLorean is PARTS are READILY
available from two US based vendors both located in Texas. DeLorean Houston,
TX who own the entire inventory of NOS parts, and provide restoration
services. The second vendor is Special T Auto in Forney, TX.

I've had an absolute blast owning and driving it. I am only selling due to the
fact that caring for our property and raising a toddler doesn't leave a lot of
time to give the car the attention (and miles) it deserves. There are plenty
of trailer queen show class DeLoreans out there, this one, however LOVES to be
driven and deserves it. It has to be one of very few cars in history that will
absolutely turn heads wherever you go. I've learned to never stop for a fill
up when I am in a hurry to get somewhere because you will soon have people
surrounding you asking questions.

Below you will find a complete list of upgrades, issues, and additional

New KYB shocks (special-T Easy Rider 1) installed at 16k miles.
"Toby" inconel alloy trailing arm bolts installed at 5k miles.
New matching Cooper Cobra tires installed in 2012 (less than 1500 miles on
New Axxis brake pads with less than 5000 miles on them.
110 amp alternator (installed at 5k miles)
Gullwing Design digital automatic transmission controller.
Constant on with AC radiator fan update.
AC original, working, and charged with "Freeze-12" R12 substitute readily
available and colder than R134.
Exterior illumination now switched through relay instead of headlight switch.
Main HVAC control panel illumination changed to LED lighting to reduce heat
and warping of the panel
Special T Fan relay "2X2" (rebuilt with Bosch relays)
Updated tail light circuit boards
Two sets of factory original door and ignition keys.
RARE "LockZilla" wireless door lock control module with two working keyless
Stainless steel coolant header bottle.
Auto bleeding thermostat housing.
207 degree F otterstat oriented facing down at 5k miles
New control pressure regulator (warm up regulator) at 5k miles
All new coolant hoses including junctions underneath at 8k miles
new Fuel accumulator at 8k miles
new Fuel filter less at 8k miles
new Delorean Houston fuel sender installed at 5k miles.
modernized fuel tank baffle at 5k miles
new bosch fuel pump at 5k miles
upgraded exterior door handles cast aluminum.
new/recent hood, door, and louver gas struts.
new air filter, spark plugs, cap, rotor all installed at 5k miles.
Engine idles correctly with no hunting and passes California emissions with no issues
whatsoever. Current emissions test was done on 4-10-2014
Interior is nearly all factory original. Door headliners have been replaced
but the rest of the headliners are original. Dash and the rest of the sewn
leather interior in excellent shape. Leather seat upholstery is still
original. Center console was replaced by previous owner due to vandalism and
is a slightly lighter shade of gray.

Binnacle just showing beginnings of sun crack damage. Possibly repairable
without recovering the binnacle or just put a dash mat on it. Recovering is
also an option.

Trip odometer reset shaft broken off. Trip can be reset with a paper clip kept
in the ash tray. Including new durable metal replacement shaft with sale.

turn signal stalk horn button bad. aftermarket push button attached to the
bottom of the steering wheel fascia.

Passenger side rear axle shaft CV boot torn. Including new boot kit with sale

front brake rotors have slight warp can feel in steering wheel when braking

Parts and literature included:
Oil filters, extra door struts, front license plate mount (though the special
T mount is better because you dont have to bore holes in the front bumper)
upper and side door seals, extra vacuum lines, OEM plastic header bottle, OEM
transmission controller circuit boards, OEM Girling shocks, OEM door lock
module, all the OEM relays including the fan fail relay.
Original dealership brochure, original window sticker, original owner paperwork.

Please message me with any and all questions prior to bidding. If you prefer to talk via phone about the car, message me and I will provide my phone number. I also have some videos of the car cold starting and driving. Again, feel free to message if you would like to see them.

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Item Location:Vacaville, California, United States
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