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    1981 For sale. Thoroughly modernized and reliable

    I've owned my car since 2006 and have enjoyed it. That said, we are building a house out in Hill Country NW of San Antonio and I'm going to be pretty busy with a new house and all that goes along with landscaping and taking care of 6.5 acres.

    It's a 1981, gas flap, grooved hood, power antennae in driver's side rear pontoon car.

    • Total EFI conversion; fuel and spark all controlled by Megasquirt. Bluetooth or wired for tuning. Runs great. Laptop/tablet tuning - not needed for driving. IE: No more K-jet. No carburetor. All EFI electronics located behind driver's seat with one wire harness from fuse area to feed it. Clean. Documented.
    • LT1 throttle body on top of Peugeot intake manifold. Custom aluminum welding for fuel injector bungs and intake adapter.
    • 5 speed manual, secondary shaft in transmission properly affixed.
    • Black seats, gray carpets.
    • Custom made lower control arm braces improve handling.
    • Momo-style steering wheel with custom walnut center and DMC logo.
    • Cold air intake from passenger pontoon, K&N filter.
    • Custom exhaust; dual straight back 2" pipes, in-line cats, Thrush mufflers (pair of Flowmasters too). SS tips.
    • All new carpeting and rear vertical wooden board behind seats.
    • Ground bus from front of car to battery.
    • Wings aloft system & alarm, joystick added in old rheostat position to lock/unlock, pop each door.
    • Blue LED lighting for rear parcel shelf, user selectable colored LEDs for binnacle and footwells. Blue LED in door handle recesses.
    • Recently rebuilt steering rack.
    • Hi-Low horns added with dedicated power.
    • Roof box just refurbished. Surface rust removed, converted and sealed with POR-15 from inside. Outside coated in Flex seal. Additional screws added to prevent roof box lift. Doors properly aligned. New struts. New door seals.
    • Window tinting.
    • Toby radiator fans.
    • Door lock solenoids replaced with light weight ones.
    • New DMCH fuel pump/sender assembly. New hoses to hard lines.
    • Lifetime Autozone alternator.
    • R-12 air conditioning had Schraeder valves replaced and now doesn't leak. Cold.
    • Tires like new.
    • Alpine head unit, amp mounted on back wall, JL subwoofer in cubby.
    • Clunky armrest switches replaced with modern paddle switches.
    • Wiring throughout has been extensively upgraded/removed. Documented. New single bulkhead connector to all engine compartment connections.
    • Dave M.'s fan fail module (newest) & climate control panel.
    • I've probably forgotten a bunch of other stuff............about 73,500 on the odometer.
    • Only body issue is a dent in the lower portion of the driver's door. Only really visible with door open.
    • Drives great. And well, it's a Delorean!


    I took a BUNCH of pictures. They should be self explanatory to people who know what they are looking at. Remember, I'm offering the car here first because I know I'm among people who would take care of it and who know what to look for. The first post lists the multitude of features. When looking at the pictures, note the following:



    • Driver side door dent is visible. I've been told a dentless repair place could fix it but I've never been worried enough about it to do it.
    • The passenger seat is starting to split at the shoulder.
    • I have the original (no plexiglass) engine cover that conveys with car, as does a set of chopped louvers.
    • The SS bars mounted on either side of the louvers are 100% removable; the screw holes are covered by weatherstripping.
    • Foot well and dash LEDs are color selectable, rear deck and door handles are blue only.
    • Minor curb rash on driver side wheel rim. Easily sand out I believe.
    • Dark color on frame parts is POR15 paint that seals in any surface rust. A great product by the way.....
    • Manual, workshop manual, Megasquirt documentation and various spare parts all convey.
    • Updated electrical schematics.
    • It was hot and sticky as hell in Houston today (see phone pic) and see the resulting AC vent. ~35** delta. This was at idle, not even cruising.
    • Runs better than ever.
    • In the spirit of full disclosure, the carpets and rear wood board were replaced in this car because it got wet from the Harvey flood. There was no visible standing water in the cockpit but the carpets got wet from the water rising under the car and getting in through holes in the fiberglass body. It was immediately stripped of its carpet and old underlayment and dried out in 1 day. No electrics were even remotely close to getting wet. I replaced the rear wood board out of precaution in case it soaked up any water and were to swell. Upon inspection of it, it had not absorbed any water as far as I could tell. Oh well... my new one fits better! The brake calipers were rebuilt and brake fluid changed. The water did not reach any engine components, even the oil pan.



    Please PM if you have an interest. Not looking to start a carb/Kjet/Megasquirt debate in this thread.

    This link should lead you to my public Dropbox directory where there are 75 pictures of every aspect of the car, along with notes on each picture: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fkgnnmh9b...s-CV7I_Fa?dl=0 Please let me know if for some reason the link isn't working.....

    After considerably searching of the internet for other Deloreans for sale, I am confident that mine is a $40K car and therefore that's going to be my price.

    Thanks.
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    It stinks to hear that you are selling. Someone is going to end up with a nice and reliable car!
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    Looks great....good luck with the sale. I want to sell mine & buy yours!
    Bro....do you own a DeLorean?


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    On the other site you're not allowed to say, "Wow what a great deal."

    You can on this one.... what a smokin' great deal. It would cost far more to build than your ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duplicate Account View Post
    On the other site you're not allowed to say, "Wow what a great deal."

    You can on this one.... what a smokin' great deal. It would cost far more to build than your ask.
    What he said. Iíve got way more than $40k in my car and itís still a piece of junk.


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    Thanks. There's a 'special prize' out there for anyone that brings me a bona fide buyer! Terms and conditions apply, batteries not included. Your mileage my vary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spittybug View Post
    Thanks. There's a 'special prize' out there for anyone that brings me a bona fide buyer! Terms and conditions apply, batteries not included. Your mileage my vary.
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