A brand new DeLorean EV not too long ago broke cowl and plans for gross sales are brewing—however within the meantime, a pristine instance of the unique 1983 DeLorean DMC-12 is for sale by way of Podium Auto Sales in Pompano Beach, Florida, with a $98,000 asking worth.

First noticed by Carscoops, the dealership says this DMC-12 was put in climate-controlled storage in 1986 with 5,397 miles on the odometer and stayed there till now. So whereas it isn’t one of many “Back to the Future” film automobiles, it’s a time traveler of types.

1983 DeLorean DMC-12 (photo via Podium Auto Sales)

1983 DeLorean DMC-12 (photograph through Podium Auto Sales)

While it boasts low mileage, this automobile’s lengthy interval in storage meant sure objects, together with the gasoline pump, spark plugs, oil filter, and gasoline traces, wanted to get replaced to recommission it. The vendor additionally famous that the gasoline tank was flushed, the brake calipers had been rebuilt, and struts for the gullwing doorways and baggage compartment had been changed. However, the automobile nonetheless has its 1981 Goodyear tires, which might additionally have to be changed to drive it.

It’s unclear how nice driving this DMC-12 would really be, provided that it is motivated by an underwhelming 2.8-liter V-6 that solely makes about 130 hp. The most important attraction is admittedly the chrome steel bodywork penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro in his angular-design heyday.

1983 DeLorean DMC-12 (photo via Podium Auto Sales)

1983 DeLorean DMC-12 (photograph through Podium Auto Sales)

The DMC-12 was solely produced from 1981 to 1983, making this one of many final automobiles made. The rollercoaster rise and fall of the corporate below namesake and former General Motors govt John DeLorean is a basic story of automotive intrigue that ended within the FBI charging DeLorean with cocaine trafficking (he was discovered not responsible). The DMC-12’s star flip in “Back to the Future” got here too late to save lots of the corporate.

Fast ahead to at present, and DeLorean is making a comeback with the Alpha5, which reimagines the model for an all-electric period. The revived DeLorean is planning further fashions as properly, nevertheless it stays to be seen whether or not these new electrical DeLoreans can have the endurance of the Eighties authentic.

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