Stainless steel w/Gray interior, 2.9L/140hp V-6, 5-spd.
The DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) was originally formed by automobile industry executive John DeLorean in 1975. It is remembered for the one model it produced — the stainless steel DeLorean sports car featuring gull-wing doors—and for its brief and turbulent history, ending in receivership and bankruptcy in 1982. Near the end, in a desperate attempt to raise the funds his company needed to survive, John DeLorean was filmed appearing to accept money to take part in drug trafficking but was subsequently acquitted of charges brought against him on the basis of entrapment.
The DeLorean was memorably featured in the Back to the Future movie trilogy (1985, 1989 & 1990) as the model of car made into a time machine by eccentric scientist Doc Brown, although the company had floundered before the first movie was made.
In 1995, Liverpool-born mechanic Stephen Wynne founded the current DeLorean Motor Company, located in Humble and shortly thereafter acquired the remaining parts inventory and the stylized “DMC” logo trademark of DeLorean Motor Company.
The DeLorean has to be one of the most polarizing cars of the modern era. It’s a car that never fails to attract attention wherever it goes, and with that; comments are sure to follow. The car has established almost a cult-like following and pristine, low mile examples are very coveted. Which brings us to our featured car . . .
When DeLorean Motor Company went out of business, a collector decided to take advantage of certain deals that were being offered at the time. So, he bought a number of brand new DeLorean’s and numerous parts. Some he sold and some he kept. The car presented here was the one he kept. It was placed in his collection, basically unused, until it was sold to a collector client of ours. He then placed it in his collection . . . where it sat for years until we recently acquired it! The car is a time (machine) capsule, having been driven only 350 miles since new! It’s just been serviced by a DeLorean expert and it’s ready to drive right into the future!