DeLorean For Sale
In 1997, the remnants of the company’s patents, logos, and remaining stock of parts was purchased by British entrepreneur Stephen Wynne, who began producing cars with the old stock parts on a build to order basis. Wynne’s business has also provided owners with a source of parts to keep their collectibles running and functional.
For those who are interested in purchasing one the 6,500 units known to be in existence, please check out our listings of the DeLorean DMC-12 for sale.
The DeLorean Motor Company represents one of the countless attempts by small companies or individuals to enter the automotive market and leave their mark. While the company produced cars from 1981-1983 before going bankrupt, the name remains in the mind of every automotive collector and enthusiast. Considered by many to be slow and disappointing compared to the rotary powered sports car that was advertised, the DeLorean DMC-12 rolled off of its Irish production lines with a brushed stainless steel body and early composite structural technology, which proved to be less effective than the Lotus-based chassis that emerged shortly thereafter. The V6 finally chosen for the car turned out less than super 130 hp in the US market, and a somewhat improved 150 hp in the European market.
In spite of its underwhelming performance, the DMC-12 has remained iconic thanks to its unique exposed sheet metal, and its appearance in the Back to the Future trilogy as a modified time machine. A following of enthusiasts has also taken to modifying the car in the spirit of its original conception, sometimes putting V8s and upgraded drivetrain and suspension components to achieve a true stainless steel-clad sports car with gullwing doors.