1981 DeLorean EARLY 5 SPD DMC 12 MODEL WITH ALL RECORDS! ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA CAR for sale in Santa Monica, California, United States


  • Make: DeLorean
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Black Leather
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 42,700
  • VIN: SCEDT26T9BD001400
  • Color: Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Engine size: 6 cyl
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 2WD
  • Interior color: Black leather
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Interested? Contact seller!


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West Coast Classics are proud to present a simply stunning and beautiful example of this very rare and internationally desirable early model original southern California 1981 Delorean DMC 12 with its original matching #'s engine which has obviously always been garaged with no history of any accidents or damage in great daily driving condition with a full recent service at a renown local technician and fully documented recent service history since new, original purchase order and delivery papers, owners manuals, shop books and with rare and all original Delorean memorabilia for the model included in the sale!

The car boasts 4 wheel independent suspensions, Gullwing doors, factory air conditioning, power assisted 4 wheel disc brakes, power windows, locks & mirrors, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, tinted glass, AM/FM stereo cassette, electric rear defroster, cast alloy wheels, digital clock, the optional 5 speed manual transmission and this is one of t
he first 2,200 cars produced which were exclusively built using a windshield-embedded antenna and it also boasts the distinctive early model hood gas flap! The original hood of the DeLorean had grooves running down both sides. It included a gas flap to simplify fuel filling. The gas flap was built so that the trunk could be added to the total cargo area of the DeLorean. In August 1981, the hood flap was removed from the hood of the cars (although the hood creases stayed). This style was retained well into 1982.

This is therefore a very collectible and early 1981 model with all of it's original factory specifications and options intact. It has the optional Black leather interior and its original radio. The car has none of the typical Delorean dents, discoloration or scratches in the brushed stainless steel, the door struts do not droop and the doors open fully, as do the hood compartment and rear engine struts. The door alignments and fit are perfect.

The car was originally sold to its original southern California owner on 9/3/1981 at 'Mac Magruder Chevrolet' of Palm Springs, CA to its original southern California owner and has been mechanically restored as required over the years by its most recent southern California owner using only genuine Delorean Motor Company DMC OEM parts with all of its original service records and original selling dealer purchase order and line check list, delivery sheets etc available. This thick file of service records shows that at no time was any expense spared on this particular cars preventive and required maintenance. The brakes, boosters, alternator and shocks and suspension have all been rebuilt/restored and remarkably there are no splits in the car's leather seats which remain still supple, all the gauges and switches are working and the carpeting is not worn.
The Delorean's utilize a fiberglass underbody to which the stainless steel panels are bolted and are powered by a Peugeot/Renault/Volvo cast aluminum 174c.i. V6 engine mated to either a 3 speed automatic or 5 speed manual transmission. Absolutely none of the cars were painted at the factory. The light weight structure is glass reinforced plastic with totally rust proof stainless steel skins which will last forever. During its 3 years of production 8,583 cars were built of which 6,539 were 1981 models. 1,126 were built in 1982 and 918 in 1983, the final year of production. Over the years many cars have traveled past the 200K miles mark, a testament to the cars durability. A few have been sadly left to waste away or have been abused but then there are the few, like this particular example, that have been lovingly garaged and well maintained for future generations to collect and enjoy. This is such a car.

This is a rare opportunity to own a very rare and internationally desirable 'early model' 1981 Delorean DMC 12 still boasting most of its original specifications intact including its original matching #'s engine with a 5 speed manual transmission and Black leather interior! To buy, restore and get running such a car today would require the assistance of a very understanding banker, at best, and to find one like this particular southern California unrestored very original and stock example in such fine running and cosmetic shape is truly a remarkable find indeed!
For further information contact West Coast Classics through Ebay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
WEST COAST CLASSICS, LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics, LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required DMV licensing, smog, documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country, the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading, otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale: Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is, where is’ condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay’s Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer, cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1,000 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time, the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again, please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles, especially classic and older vehicles, are by definition unique and complex and their condition, for better or worse, must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. Buyer hereby acknowledges that any definition or terms relating to a "matching numbers" description of any car has been met and the buyer has inspected the car and is satisfied with the description prior to bidding or purchase. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. A documentation fee of $55, which is capped and regulated in California as opposed to some other states, is charged on each sale, which once established legally has to be charged equally on each sale, to cover any necessary costs related to FEDEX mailings and other professional documentation paperwork fees for processing documents to establish title and registration in order to complete the transfer of documents to the new registered owner. Good luck and thanks for your interest!