De Lorean DMC-12 653 miles (Japan)
 
Price: JPY 6,000,000 / USD 47,000 / EUR 44,000* **
(*It may vary by exchange rate.**Plus our commission 5%)
 
Mileage: 653 miles

All stainless steel, hairbrush finish

The car has been left in indoor storage for about 30 years after being imported into Japan as a new car.

After the purchase, the vehicle will be serviced and will be in working order.

The DeLorean DMC-12 was a sports car manufactured by DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) between 1981 and 1982. As it was ultimately the only car brought to market by the fledgling company, the term 'DeLorean' simply refers to this automobile (passenger car).
It is known as the vehicle on which the time machine in the Back to the Future film series was based on.

Appearing in October 1976, the first prototype was completed by American automotive chief engineer William T. Collins, formerly chief engineer at Pontiac. The prototype was initially known as the DSV-1, or DeLorean Safety Vehicle. The 1,985 cc (121 cu in) I4 engine from Citroën was ultimately deemed underpowered for the DeLorean. When Citroën learned of DMC plans to turbocharge the engine, Citroën suggested that DMC find another engine. Eventually the fuel-injected V6 PRV engine (Peugeot-Renault-Volvo) was selected.

The DMC-12 was the model that followed the above process and was introduced in 1981. The body design of the DeLorean was a product of Giorgetto Giugiaro of Italdesign, with Lotus Cars undertaking the mechanical aspects. The name DMC-12, the "12" deriving from the target list price of $12,000 upon release.

With the first production car completed on January 21, 1981 and before production ended in late December 1982, total production reached about 9,000 units. An estimated 6,500 DeLoreans are still on the road.
It became widely known when it was featured as the time machine in the Back to the Future films.
The gullwing doors were a major reason why it was chosen as the base for the time machine, according to the director. In the film, Dr Emmett Brown cites "cool looks" and other reasons for choosing the DeLorean. Incidentally, the production team had originally planned to use a refrigerator for the time machine, but ultimately chose a car to avoid accidents involving children who watched the film and imitated them by getting inside.

Three DMC-12s were prepared for the modification, and despite the fact that the car was no longer in production in 1985 due to the manufacturer's bankruptcy, it appears in the film as a car that the main character Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, and others were familiar with, indicating its high recognition in the USA at the time. The film was a huge hit and the DMC-12 became famous worldwide.

A total of six DMC-12s were used during the filming of the trilogy, one of which was destroyed after being hit by a train in Part III. One was manufactured out of fiberglass for scenes where a full-size DeLorean was needed to "fly" on-screen in Back to the Future Part 2.
In August 2007, Stephen Wynne who repairs the DMC-12 announced that he planned to produce replica DeLoreans.

However, it is difficult to modify the design to meet recent crash safety standards and emission regulations, and it is almost impossible for remanufactured vehicles to meet vehicle inspections and be driven on public roads, so they are shipped for display purposes or as collectors' items for the wealthy.

New DeLorean production

Steven Wynn plans to build a 3,700-square-metre plant outside Houston, Texas, USA, where the new DMC-12 will be remanufactured. The original DMC-12 had problems with the electrical system and wiring, but these will be remedied in the new version. Although the production volume will be reduced to 20 units per month, compared to the DeLorean days, expectations from fans seem to be high.
In October 2011, Stephen Wynn announced a plan to convert the DMC-12 into an electric vehicle and produce it by 2013, in cooperation with venture EV manufacturer Epic EV.
– At this point in time, examples of conversion to electric vehicles have been confirmed in the USA and Japan, and in Japan, the Hiroshima branch of the Japan EV Club rented space in the Automotive Junior College of Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University and implemented a project to convert the DMC-12 into an electric vehicle. A lithium-ion battery was installed and the vehicle was inspected on 11 March 2009 and the registration number was obtained.

DeLorean Motor Company announced on 5 May that the styling of DeLorean's next-generation EV concept will be unveiled for the first time on 31 May.
DeLorean's next-generation EV concept is being developed in collaboration with Italdesign.

In January 2021, Italdesign launched a project called 'VISION BEYOND TIME' to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the debut of the DeLorean DMC-12.

The actual car of the DeLorean's next-generation EV concept will have its world premiere on 18 August at the preview event of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in the US. The official name of the car will also be revealed on the same day.

Ahead of the world premiere in August, DeLorean Motor Company will unveil the styling of the EV concept on 31 May. By registering on the official website, the EV concept's styling can be seen on 30 May, a day before 31 May, according to the company.

 
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