1981 DeLorean DMC - 12 No Reserve

DeLorean DMC - 12 No Reserve (1981)
for sale

Price: US $30,088.00


1981 Delorean, Vin#5692, Grey Interior, 5-speed, 15, 500 orginal miles

VIN: 5692, 15, 5XX miles, currently being driven in nice weather so mileage may increase. This Delorean spent the last decade in North Carolina before coming to Tennessee. There have been quite a few mechanical repairs/upgrades performed on the car, which are listed below. I have pictures documenting the repairs and receipts to go along with the parts that were replaced.
Below is the work that was recently completed in May, 2018
Full VOD cleaning, including Y-pipe seal, adding copper anti-seize to all NEW bolts in the valley. Replaced the water pump, all hoses under the intake, including new hose clamps, replaced vacuum thermo switch under intake, all vacuum lines, replaced the temperature sensor for the instrument cluster, including a new connector for electrical wire. New copper crush washers were installed on fuel line fittings when re-installing.
Replaced heater valve
Installed self-air bleeder for cooling system
Replaced coolant expansion tank with new Stainless steel one, including new 15lb cap.
Replaced all 1 1/4 coolant connection hoses, with new hose clamps. Replaced the coolant with Zerex G05 (Mercedes approved Coolant) used in aluminum engines, replaced the support brackets in engine bay.
Replaced idle pulley bearings
Installed both new V-belts
Installed new oil pressure warning light sensor
Full 30k mile service including: ignition distributor cap and rotor, Brand New Bosch HR7DC Spark Plugs, cleaned the already installed K&N style air filter, replace main fuel filter, Oil change will be completed again before new owner takes possession of the car
Manual transmission drive shaft flange gaskets were replaced and Speedi-Sleeves were installed on the flanges to prevent future leaks. Also replaced the large o-ring and reinstalled at same location where removed. Refilled with new gear oil.
Rebuilt clutch master cylinder with new seal, bled clutch system with Pentosin Super DOT 4 fluid. I suggest replacing the black nylon hydraulic line with the braided stainless steel line.
Frame is in great shape over all, there are a few spots around it where the epoxy coating has cracked and cause some surface rust underneath. Removed cracked epoxy scraping of rust and treating with POR 15 has been done around the front frame extension. There is one spot on the front frame extension that looks like someone did not know how to jack the car properly and bent a hole about one finger length long and wide in it, see picture below. Other than that, the frame is in great shape and does not show signs of needing any further repairs. See pictures
Previous repairs/upgrades
Braided stainless steel brake lines already install, just removed all old brake fluid from reservoir and re-filled with Pentosin Super DOT 4 and bled the complete brake system
Replaced the in tank fuel pick up filter, replaced original fuel pump with Newer style Bosch pump. Included in that install was new High pressure flexible fuel lines from the pump to the metal hard lines. Tie rod ends replaced.The car recently had the fuel accumulator replaced by the previous owner.
Replaced all M5 screws in boot with new Stainless steel screws.
Front lower control arm are new and are Henniger and Associates, unfortunately they closed business a year ago. With these control arm I noticed the bushings have worked their way back some and the arms will need to be removed, bushings pushed back in about 1/2in and then reinstalled. This did not affect handling or braking when i have been driving the car.
Pivot bolt and one bushing replaced
Stove pipe in engine bay replaced
There was a kinked vacuum line to the air conditioning controls, removed that pinched area and put a connection line, allowed for the vents to open and close properly
replaced the mode switch we a new unit.
Installed new DMCH headlight switch with the new module.
Replaced shift boot with new one from P.J Grady
Adjust torsion pars, were two notched too tight when received the car
painted all black exterior trim pieces with SEM Trim Black paint
Future repairs:
A/C will need to be converted to R134, or be able to locate R12 for recharging
Small tear in the seam of the drivers side seat around left shoulder.
The stainless grain on this car is very original, it’s difficult to find Deloreans with stainless in this condition. See pictures
AutoCheck generated on March 18, 2018 reflects a score of 68 out of 70.
I highly recommend scheduling a time to come view/drive this Delorean located in Chattanooga. You will not find another Delorean in this condition for this price. These cars continue to increase in value and parts are easily obtainable.
Clear Tennessee Title in Hand !
Car is for sale locally and on DMCTALK, I reserve the right to end the auction early.
$1, 000 deposit due within 48 hours of auction close. Buyer is responsible for pickup. If buyer is sending a transporter to pick up the vehicle, it will need to be scheduled. Title will be delivered after funds have cleared bank.

update: 2018-06-09


Condition:UsedYear: 1981
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): SCEDT26T2BD005692Mileage: 15,500
Number of Cylinders: 6Make: DeLorean
Transmission: ManualModel: DMC - 12
Body Type: CoupeTrim: No Reserve
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warrantyEngine: PRV
Vehicle Title: ClearDrive Type: RWD
Options: Leather SeatsFor Sale By: Private Seller
Exterior Color: StainlessDisability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Gray

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