|Model:||DeLorean DMC-12 Back To The Future : 1981|
After leaving his position as General Manager from Chevrolet in 1973, John DeLorean had his heart set on following the development of a new sports car, the DeLorean DMC-12. The first prototype appeared in October 1976. Production officially began in 1981 in Dunmurry, a suburb of southwest Belfast, Northern Ireland, where the first DMC-12 rolled off the production line on the 21st of January. Over the course of production, several features of the car were changed, such as the hood style, wheels, and interior. Recognised by its distinctive brushed stainless steel body work and large gullwing doors, the DMC-12 was designed to be incredibly safe with far better technical abilities as well as suitable for a larger demographic.
The cars development had the aid of Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus, and styling by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Italdesign. In April of 1981, the first 500 DeLoreans were processed for shipping, a successful start for the company which unfortunately changed before production halted in early 1983. The DMC-12 was the only model manufactured by DeLorean with approximately 9,000 built, however it is believed that just over 6,000 cars remain.
The DMC-12, more formally known as ''The DeLorean'' was soon immortalised as the ''DeLorean Time Machine'' due to its appearance in the US film franchise Back To The Future which debuted in 1985. Dr Emmett Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd, uses the car to develop a time travelling device in order to gain insights into history and the future. The main character of the film series Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, uses the time travelling device alongside Dr Brown in order to travel back in time and make decisions which he didnt make before, thus allowing him to change his future for the better.
This awesome car is an incredibly accurate replica of the original used in the film, and was originally purchased 12 years ago by its current owner to take part in the first ever Gumball 3000. Complete with the car are some of the recognisable props, such as Marty's Gilet, hat, and signed Video-Movie VHS camcorder box with working JVC camera. Also with the car is a working smoke machine, LED lighting and flux capacitor (Great Scott indeed). The car comes with a well documented history file containing receipts, MOT's, Invoices and film script. This DMC-12 really is the missing piece to any enthusiasts collection.Enquire Now