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    FOR SALE 1981 Grey DeLorean 5 speed 38k miles

    I am selling my grey interior, manual transmission, 1981 DeLorean. This car won 1st in class at the Pigeon Forge DMC car show. It has flawless stainless steel panels, no rust, and runs very well. Starts immediately, and runs cool even in 90+ degree weather. Always garaged with a cover. Regular maintenance has been performed compulsively. I drive it about once a month to work and also to go out on the town. It has about 38,000 original miles. I have owned this car for 9 years and really love it, but life moves on and it is time to make some changes. There is nothing for the new owner to do but get in and drive it.

    Multiple pictures and videos (showing easy start and stable idle) can be found here:

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/153889818@N03/8qe747

    Here are a few pictures for the forum:

    IMG_6477.jpg IMG_6254.jpg IMG_6255.jpg

    IMG_5188.jpg IMG_5189.jpg IMG_5213.jpg

    Listed below are the things that have been done to the car, including the usual safety, functional, and common sense modifications. Major parts were from DMC unless otherwise noted. I am asking $28,000.

    Stainless steel clutch line
    Clutch master cylinder
    Clutch slave cylinder
    Clutch slave bleeder tube and valve
    All new rubber hoses and clamps in cooling system
    Lighted window switches
    Solid state RPM relay (Bitsyncmaster)
    Headliner
    LED light kit (doors, dome lights, trunk, engine)
    Dome light switches
    Magnetic oil drain plug (standard socket, Hervey)
    Otterstat (on 190 deg, off 170 deg)
    K & N air filter
    Wide black side stripes
    Air breather cold intake tube
    Radiator air dam (Hervey)
    Alternator 140 amp (Hervey)
    Convex side mirror inserts (MultiVex Mirrors)
    Shocks (easy ride, Hervey)
    Cooper CS4 Touring tires (installed at 35,000 miles)
    Trunk latch pop-up kit (DeLorean Northwest)
    IDC remote control door lock/unlock (2 fobs)
    Fanzilla (the original!)
    Stainless steel shift knob with pattern (DMOCO; also have original)
    Door lifts (PJ Grady)
    Shift boot
    Anti-theft battery cut-off switch
    Alpine stereo and CD player
    EVO style steering wheel with DMC adapter (also have the original steering wheel)
    DMC floor mats (black)
    Door pulls
    Brake and accelerator pedal covers
    Brake pads
    European metal rear license plate surround (also have the US version)
    Stainless steel coolant tank (PJ Grady)

    I also have multiple editions of De Lorean World magazine, spare fuel and oil filters and miscellaneous small parts. Please PM me with any questions.

    Steve Liggett
    Treasure Island, FL
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    Steve Liggett
    Treasure Island, FL
    VIN 005983

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    lovely car.

    curious about your irish / not actually irish registration plate though.

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    So what I wanted was a European (EU) style tag from Northern Ireland, which might have been abbreviated NI in the left lower corner. But apparently if you live in NI, you just get a Great Britain plate. So, I got an Irish tag (IRL). I like the European license plate surround, providing a longer thinner opening, compared to the US version. I ordered the surround from someplace in Europe; I will need to check my records. It is a nice solid metal piece.

    But of course the car is registered in the state of Florida and I have the US license plate surround and my Florida tag as shown in the Flickr pictures. I have been driving it all these years with this foreign tag, keeping the US tag in the car if I ever get pulled over. But have not been pulled over, yet.

    For the new owner I can swap back to the US style surround. You can also just hang a US sized plate off the back in various ways for the drive home, and decide later!





    Quote Originally Posted by cravings View Post
    lovely car.

    curious about your irish / not actually irish registration plate though.
    Steve Liggett
    Treasure Island, FL
    VIN 005983

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    I have had multiple PMs from potential buyers, some wanting additional pictures. I have added them to the Flickr site at:

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/153889818@N03/8v33Fu

    Thank you.
    Steve Liggett
    Treasure Island, FL
    VIN 005983

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    Sold to the man from the UK. Another DeLorean is crossing the pond.

    I must say, seller's remorse is a real thing.

    steve
    Steve Liggett
    Treasure Island, FL
    VIN 005983

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