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Year:  1981
Mileage:  16943
Trans:  Manual
Interior:  Gray
Exterior:  Stainless Steel


  • Stock
  • Stage I Available!
  • Stage II Available!
  • Stage III Available!

This 1981 DeLorean is being offered by DeLorean Motor Company Midwest. Black Interior, Manual Transmission and 16,943 Miles.

Car is in excellent driving condition. Full inspection completed.

This car is not part of the DMC Certified Pre-Owned program but may be upgraded at additional cost.

Offered at $40,000 in current driving condition. Estimate for complete update and refurb to CPO status available.

Extensive list of repair has been completed by our facility and a lot done by the owner himself. Repair and parts total of over $16,000 since 2010.

A partial highlight list includes...


Outside --
  • Both window regulators replaced.
  • LED AC Panel upgrade installed.
  • Replaced all rub strips with NEW.
  • New windshield wipers and arms installed.
  • Replaced all lower valances with NEW.
  • Stainless lower Rock Screen.
  • New lower front spoiler.
  • Replaced all Front Headlights, turn signals, and brake light assemblies.
  • Front headlight Buckets blasted and powder-coated Black.
  • Replaced front Grill and emblem with NEW.
  • Painted front and rear bumper assemblies (May show some slight wear again from use).
  • Replaced all outside lights to LED bulbs.
  • NEW front horns.
  • SEM Trim black used on upper and lower engine covers.
  • Support buffer rubbers replaced with New.
  • All door and roof seals replaced with New (door seals now show wear/tears as to be expected with use).
  • New tires.
  • Rims blasted and powder-coated with grey.
  • New center caps and lug-nuts.
  • New power antenna
Inside --
  • Dynamat installed.
  • Seatbelts replaced with NEW including belts and receivers.
  • All inside carpeting including wooden and back panels areas replaced with NEW.
  • DMC carpeted floor mats are NEW (2016)
  • All headliner pieces are Brand NEW (2017) with fiberglass backing.
  • Front and rear speakers replaced with NEW.
  • Speaker wires replaced.
  • Added a cubby-hole subwoofer, and amp that is located under the passenger seat.
  • Replaced stereo unit with more modern cd/mp3 player/usb w/remote (2016).
  • Replaced black leather shift boot with NEW. Has SS mounting bracket in the bottom.
  • New 2 tone interior seat covers. The seats also include custom cut Aluminum seatbacks.  All seat metal and hardware was removed, blasted and powder coated in black (Including seat rails as well).
  • New 2-tone interior panels throughout the car.
  • Convex side mirrors are NEW.
  • Dashboard is black and NEW from DMC in 2016.
  • Binnacle is black and New in 2016.
  • Interior lights inside the car have been converted to LED.
  • NEW glove box lid.
  • A-post covers are NEW with DMC Fiberglass kits (2016)
  • Door covers are all NEW vinyl.
  • All kneepads were recovered in black.
  • Steering wheel canopies replaced with NEW.
  • NEW sun-visors with SS mounting hardware.
  • Center console recovered with NEW kit. Now is black.
  • Center arm rest and coin tray re-dyed as black.
  • All NEW window switches (Now light up)
  • All NEW dummy switches and rear defrost button.
  • Clock & Shift panel replaced as NEW. Old clock installed as it still works.
  • Fuse box replaced as NEW (2017).
  • Fuse box/relay metal holding tray/panel blasted and powder-coated as NEW
  • Most of the Bosch relays have been upgraded.
  • All NEW circuit breakers.
  • Installed a NEW rear cargo net.
  • Installed NEW battery cables and replaced all grounds on the car.
Trunk & Engine Bay areas --
  • NEW trunk carpeting.
  • NEW jack storage cover.
  • Installed Shock tower brace from DMC MW.
  • Brand NEW (modern) spare tire rubber installed.
  • NEW Master cylinder installed.
  • NEW Hood Rubber gasket in place.
  • NEW hood stops installed.
  • Trunk Light fitted with LED.
  • Jack was powder coated black.
  • Trunk (underside of hood) painted black and carpet squares were cleaned and re-glued.
  • New Windshield washer jug installed. Pump inspected.
  • Cleaned out fuel tank and replaced fuel pump with new pump/sender module. (2017)
  • All engine compartment areas sprayed black.
  • Resistor bracket blasted and powder-coated with Black.
  • NEW Resistor installed.
  • Replaced all vacuum lines with NEW.
  • VOD cleaned up. Intake, cylinder heads, etc. painted with manifold paint from POR-15.
  • SS Fuel injection lines.
  • NEW cap and Rotor, plugs and wires.
  • Replaced Coil with NEW.
  • Performance Air intake upgrade, and NEW filter.
  • Engine mounts are NEW.
  • Air box and logo replaced with NEW.
  • New radiator and all radiator hoses.
  • SS Overflow tank.
  • High capacity Radiator fans.
  • New Starter, and 140 amp alternator.
  • Grounds throughout the car as needed.
  • Stage 1 exhaust upgrade powder-coated with high temp Flat Black.
  • Newer water pump and blue silicone hoses.
  • NEW belts.
Suspension/Steering/Performance --
  • NEW ss clutch line.
  • Inconel trailing arm bolts installed.
  • Front Sway bar bushings in.
  • Eibach Springs

We are willing to work with buyers to make arrangements for shipping anywhere in the world. We can offer discounted US enclosed transport via a nationally recognized carrier, or our own carrier within 500 miles of Illinois.

No warranties expressed or implied other than our standard warranty on recent work.

Please contact DeLorean Motor Company Midwest at 815 459 6439 for additional details.