1981 Delorean - Very Low Miles, Starts and Runs Well
Private seller / Contact Seller
Woodridge, Illinois, United States
Technical data for 1981 DeLorean Coupe Black
|Interior color:||Black / Gray|
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
For sale is a 1981 Delorean, one of only 9000 +/- ever made. It is a true collectable, and one that you can get into for a reasonable price!. This car has low miles, starts & runs right away. This is a fantastic project car for someone with the time and experience to devote to it. Please take the time to study the pictures. Listed below is a very complete description to the best of my knowledge. Keep in mind this a36 year old car, and there will likely be other issues and challenges that I'm unaware of, having the car for only8 weeks.This car is sold as-is, without any warranty.
Frame and body - This car has never seen road salt. It was used and stored in California and Texas. It's time here in Illinois has only been 6 weeks or so, and it's been in storage the whole time. The frame is nearlyrust free, and in very good shape. The body is very good shape as well, with the exception of the hood - at some point, something was dropped on it. Please see the pictures. The passenger side door needs the outside handle repaired, it is present, but not functional. The door does openfrom the inside. The struts on the passenger sidedoorwill also need to repaired or adjusted, as it will not hold the door open in the full upright position. Again, it does open, but will close to about half waydownon its own.
For some reason, this car is missing the locking key - only the ignition key is included (a quirk with the Delorean is that they required two keys - the ignition and one for the lock)
Interior- the leather bucket seats are in good to very good condition. The entire interior was redone at some point in the past, but several areas will need to be repaired: The sun visors show heat damage, the dash is starting to crack (this is shown well in the pictures) and the center council needs some TLC (see pictures as well) The headliner is coming lose around the windshield and A pillar. The windshield has a crack thru it.
The radio has been removed, and will need to be replaced. The A/C blower works in two of the three settings, but blows warm. The tach and speedo cables have been broken.
In the interior, the drivers side bolster has come loose. Again, it is there, but will need to be repaired - I mention it because it is difficult to see in the pics.
There are several electrical repairs that also will need to be done with the accessory controls - these should be rather simple for those of you that know how. It looks like someone worked on it in the past that did not know what they were doing - just my observation. What I have observed so far: the turn signal and high beam controller does not work - it's look like its all there, just not connected.
Mechanical - This car starts up and runs well. At some point in the past it was converted to a carburetor system. At the same time the fuel pump was also changed. It has an updated alternator, which is a very good add, as the stock one could not keep the battery charged.
The brakes are old, and should be rebuilt for safety. The automatic transmission refusesto go into third gear. Not sure the reason, but wanted to list it. For driving around the city,its not a problem, but I would not go onto an interstate as it is now.One of thecooling fans seems to run at all times.
The electric windows work, but the drivers side likes to blow its fuse for some reason.
Details - Please ask your questions before you bid! Please, only serious bidders.The winning bidder will need to provide a$500 deposit upon winning. Contact with the seller is required within 24 hours, and full payment within four days.
The reserve price is below the buy it now, so bid with confidence! If you think this car is a value (it is!) hit buy it now, and we can get it on its journey to you faster.
You will be required to arrange shipping of the car at your expense. I will assist, but it is your responsibility.
Finally, this is a project car, as has been already listed, it starts and runs well. With some time, effort, and partsinvested on your part, you can end up with a collectable car that should appreciate in price, and give youyears of satisfaction.
Please be sure and ask any additional questions - use the photo feature where you can zoom in on the pictures for details, especially in the interior.
This listing is limited to the United States and Canada.