condition: good cylinders: 6 cylinders drive: fwd fuel: gas odometer: 17500 title status: clean transmission: manual type: coupe
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1981 DeLorean, its time to let this car go . First of all the big question is whats up with the finish? In 1978/79 my dad built a "Jeep" completely from Stainless steel (as seen in the picture) , he swirled the finish on the jeep. Forward to 1985/86 one of his friends spotted this DeLorean ot a car dealership, so my dad bought it and swirled it to match his Jeep . My mom drove DeLorean for a couple of years before parking it in 1988 . The car has been covered up in the garage until last fall when we brought it to my shop to prepare it for sale.
We have completey gone through the brakes , with new brake lines, new master cylinder, all calipers were rebuilt.
Clutch slave cylinder and all were rebuilt.
Fuel system is completely rebuilt , updated fuel pump, new accumulator, filter, all new fuel lines, rebuilt fuel distributor.
New plug wires , distributor cap, rotor button, plugs
New Eagle premier starter upgrade.
All new tires.
The car starts right up , runs and drives great.
It is a manual transmission that shifts good.
The interior is in pretty decent shape for its age , no cracks in the dash, some small places where the stitching is pulled in the seats.
All of the lights , turn signals, brake lights, work as they should.
Has factory radio, that works , has two clock's , on in the radio and one in the console (they both work)
The windshield is cracked, but it is the original , has the delorean logo in it. (I keep reading about satellite being able to replace it but will probably leave that up for discussion.
The tachometer is not currently working ( moves slightly , not sure what the issue is
The front of the frame was broken, it has been repaired with a custom fabricated stainless steel "boot" , probably better than new.
Thanks for looking.
To answer some questions
Last 5 digits of the serial number 00690
The frame repair, where the front frame horns hold the torsion bar (with 2 bolts on each side) was cracked allowing the wheel to pull back when applying the brakes , that caused the car the pull hard when braking . The DeLorean frames are stamped sheet metal spot welded together. The " repair boot" is fabricated from 1/8 inch stainless steel, it covers both sides, top and bottom and extends a good distance back . It is a completely bolt in deal , very difficult to get it in there (alot of disassembly and fitting ) but it fits tight . The torsion bar then reattaches through the stainless . The car now has no driving issues.
The swirl finish was done just like the original graining except in a circular motion rather the a straight line , it could be redone straight if thats what they someone wanted to do. The DeLorean community know the people that specialize in that type of thing .
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