1981 DeLorean DMC-12 Coupe Vehicle Profile

1981 DeLorean DMC-12 photograph

1981 DeLorean DMC-12 photograph

1981 DeLorean DMC-12 photograph

1981 DeLorean DMC-12 photograph

1981 DeLorean DMC-12 photograph

1981 DeLorean DMC-12 photograph

1981 DeLorean DMC-121981 DeLorean DMC-121981 DeLorean DMC-121981 DeLorean DMC-121981 DeLorean DMC-121981 DeLorean DMC-12
Coupe
Designer: Giorgetto Giugiaro
In the last sixty years, very few new car enterprises have been launched from the ground up. However, with years of experience in the auto industry, John DeLorean knew that if he wanted to build his own car design, creating his own company was the most direct way. Willing to build a factory in what ever country was going to assist him the most, DeLorean decided on Northern Ireland after the British Prime Minister gave him the nod to a deal that included around $100 million in support.

The car was designed by the Italian designer Giorgio Giugiaro, it has a Renault engine, a British chassis, a Lotus process developed structure, and was destined for sale to an American audience. The most striking feature of the DeLorean is its brushed stainless steel finish. It took the DeLorean workers 15 months to get the look they wanted. The stainless steel is scratch resistant and corrosion proof, but can be very difficult to repair if damaged.

For the better part of the last century, new car companies have opened and closed without ever completing one product model. John Delorean's company was able to produce more than 8500 DMC-12 models before production ceased. And the impact of the DeLorean's bold move remains in the background motivating new ideas in the auto industry.

Source - SDAM


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1981 DeLorean DMC-12 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1981 sales)
1981 De Lorean DMC-12
Chassis#: SCEDT26TXBD006802
Sold for USD$45,150
  2020 VanDerBrink : The Don Beneventi Collection
 
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Chassis#: SCEDT26T7BD003131
Sold for USD$40,043
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1981 DeLorean DMC12
Chassis#: SCEDT26TXBD004239
Sold for USD$32,480
  2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 image  
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Sold for USD$41,250
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Sold for USD$36,850
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1981 De Lorean DMC12
Chassis#: SCEDT26T0BD006064
Sold for USD$30,938
  2019 H & H Classics - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Sold for USD$22,000
  2019 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1981 DELOREAN DMC-12
Chassis#: SCEDT2ETICD010223
Sold for USD$37,125
  2019 Coys - Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House
 
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Sold for USD$23,100
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1981 De Lorean DMC12
Chassis#: SCEDT26T0BD006064
Sold for USD$33,738
  2019 H & H - Pavilion Gardens Buxton
 
1981 DELOREAN DMC-12
Chassis#: SCEDT26T0BD003536
Sold for USD$30,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Chassis#: SCEDT26T9BD002188
Sold for USD$23,100
  2019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions
 
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Sold for USD$38,500
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1981 DeLorean DMC12
Chassis#: SCEDT26T9BD004328
Sold for USD$28,000
  2019 Bonhams : Tupelo Auction
 
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Chassis#: SCEDT26T8BD003767
Sold for USD$41,800
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1981 DELOREAN DMC
Sold for USD$24,500
  2019 Leake - OKC 2019
 
1981 DELOREAN DMC-12
Chassis#: SCEDT26T2BD002873
Sold for USD$39,600
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Sold for USD$40,700
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Sold for USD$33,000
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Sold for USD$38,500
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1981 DeLorean DMC-12's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
981 DeLorean DMC 12SCEDT26T0BD0022872020 Artcurial Motorcars : Monaco $40,000$60,000
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 2019 Mecum : Chicago$31,500$35,000$50,000
1981 DeLorean DMC-12SCEDT26TXBD0008402018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1981 Delorean DMC-12 Gullwing Coupe 2018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
1981 Delorean DMC-12 2018 Leake Tulsa$20,000  
1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 2018 McCormick's Auction # 64$31,500  
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 2017 Mecum : Dallas$25,000  
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 2017 Mecum : Dallas$27,000  
1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 2017 Leake Auction Dallas$31,000  
1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 2017 Leake Auction Dallas$33,000  
1981 DeLorean DMC 12 2017 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels Auction $35,000$45,000
1981 DELOREAN DMC-12SCEDT26T7BD0031592017 GPK Auctions Atlantic City$34,000  
1981 Delorean DMC-12 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$30,000  
1981 Delorean DMC-12 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$27,000  
1981 DELOREAN DMC-12SCEDT26T0BD0020322015 Mecum Anaheim$30,000  
1981 DeLorean DMC-12SCEDT26TXBD0015212015 Motostalgia Auction Austin Grandprix 2015 $45,000$55,000
1981 DeLorean DMC-12SCEDT26T4BD0064242015 Historics at Brookland   
1981 Delorean DMC-12SCEDT26T0BD0020322014 Mecum : Anaheim$26,000  
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 2014 Auctions America : California$28,500  
1981 Delorean DMC-12 2014 Mecum : Harrisburg   
1981 Delorean DMC-12 2013 Mecum Kansas City$32,000  
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 2013 Auctions America Fall Carlisle$20,000  
1981 Delorean 2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Indianapolis$10,000  
1981 Delorean DMC-12 Coupe 2011 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic Auction $36,000$44,000
1981 Delorean DMC-12 Gullwing Two Door Coupe 2011 Leake Auction Dallas, Texas$20,250  
1981 Delorean DMC-12 GullwingSCEDT26T7BD0047332011 BarrettJackson Orange County   
1981 Delorean DMC-12 2011 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction 24th Year$20,000  
1981 Delorean 2011 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction$45,000  
1981 Delorean DMC12 Gullwing 2010 Mecum Kissimee Auction   
1981 Delorean 2-Door 2010 Mecum Kissimee Auction$24,000  

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