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1981 Delorean DMC-12 304 Stainless

“Vin 00538 Manual”

1981 DeLorean Sports Coupe


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About “Vin 00538 Manual”

This Is a very Early Car Vin's started @ 500 & this is 538!!! this car was an Engineering & Mechanic's Training Car Assembled by Engineers before the Belfast Ireland Plant had workers on the Line & was to be Destroyed by the Factory when Done with Engineering Issues, (Crushed) but in Bankruptcy they sell everything they can & I got it. Car is in Factory condition, This car has a Lot of things that the Production cars don't have. a guest speaker (Engineer Manager) @ our Delorean Car Show ( ) told me the history on this car as he & a crew of 6 worked on upgrades & getting the bugs out with this car. I think it's the Best car I've ever owned & I really don't think I could ever bring myself to sell it even though I've been offered over $80,000.00 for it.

About “DeLores”

I've owned this car since 1998. We've been through a lot together. (no pun intended) The car was totaled in 2003 in a head-on collision with a brand new Mercedes Benz station wagon. The car may have gotten banged up, but trust me, the Mercedes looked worse.

Anyway...I invested a lot of time and effort bringing the car back to life, along with the help of a lot of other DeLorean owners, and now it looks better than it did when it was new!

The car is currently in need of a frame restoration. Plans to start that are scheduled for shortly after the 2008 DeLorean Car Show in Gettysburg.


Specs for “Vin 00538 Manual”

Rear Mounted V- 6 PVR 197 Hp Modified Engine, Renault 5 speed Transmission, K-Jet Bosch Fuel Injection System, Fiberglass Shell for impact absorption, Bolt on 304 Stainless Body Panels, Gull Winged Doors, Telescopic & Tilt Steering Wheel, Delay Wipers, Power Door Locks, Power Windows, Power Antenna, Pioneer Super Tuner AM/FM/Cassette Stereo, Epoxy Coated Double Wishboned Steel Frame, Fuel Cell is Between The Frame for Protection,

Specs for “DeLores”

Best spec on the DeLorean is height vs. width. The car is amazingly low (44.9" from ground to top of roof) and amazingly wide (73.1"). This combination makes for superior handling.


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Factory Options for “DeLores”

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