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1982 DELOREAN DMC-12

Timeless Stainless Steel Engineering

Production Years

1981-1982

Country

Great Britain

Number Produced

Approx. 9,000

Engineer

John DeLorean, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Colin Chapman, William T. Collins, Michael Loasby

The 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 was built in Northern Ireland (UK Territory) and is made of stainless steel, the same material we’ve used to build Polypack packaging machines for decades. That is one of the reasons we included an automobile, which is not yet vintage, into our collection.


Designed by Colin Chapman of Lotus, the DeLorean's X-frame backbone chassis fulfills promises of strength, durability, and environmental compatibility. The stainless steel body, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Italdesign, is renowned for its sleek lines and aesthetic finesse. It not only guarantees enduring durability but also eliminates the necessity for extensive painting. The brushed aluminum exterior further enhances the car's futuristic appearance, adding to its undeniable allure.


Beneath the distinctive exterior lies the heart of the DMC DeLorean – a 2.7-liter V6 engine, crafted under license from Renault, producing an impressive 132 horsepower. Coupled with a manual transmission, the engine delivers a delightful driving experience. The car's independent suspension on all corners and excellent brakes ensure a fantastic driving performance, making every journey memorable.


The DeLorean DMC-12 was the brainchild of John DeLorean, with significant contributions from William T. Collins, the chief engineer and designer, and Michael Loasby, an experienced engineer from Lotus. This talented team combined their expertise to create a vehicle that remains iconic.


Despite its tragic conclusion in the face of economic and political challenges, the DeLorean's design and aesthetics continue to fuel rumors of attempts to resurrect this iconic brand. Explore the legacy of the DeLorean DMC-12, a symbol of innovation and enduring style in the world of automobiles.

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1982 DELOREAN DMC-12
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