It’s not often you see a single DeLorean DMC-12 for sale, but in just a few weeks two will cross the block at the same auction.
The model made famous in the classic ’80s movie Back to the Future was produced to the tune of some 8000 examples, but fewer than 250 are thought to still exist in the UK.
Which makes the fact that two are up for grabs at Classic Car Auctions’ Classic Car & Restoration Show sale on 23-24 March all the more notable – particularly as one of the pair is a rare black version.
Let’s start with the standard stainless steel one, though. The car pictured above is a 31,500-mile example that has been with its current owner for the last 25 years and it looks to have come from a loving home – indeed, CCA has given it an impressive 124/135 condition rating.
It was imported to the UK back in 1990 and it’s right-hand drive; the result of a professional conversion that appears to be carefully executed, as its well-presented interior is one of this car’s notable features (together with those iconic gullwing doors).
It’s estimated that this nicely restored 1982 DeLorean will sell for between £27-32,000 on Saturday 23 March.
What’s immediately apparent with the second example – also a 1982 car – is that it’s not finished in stainless steel.
According to the auction house, this left-hand drive DMC-12 is now all black, but was painted black over silver when new which, if true, makes it a rarity.
What is certain is that this 33,000-mile car will be offered with its original bill of sale, a photograph album and a number of invoices.
It was imported from the US to the UK four years ago by its current owner, and has since had the seats re-covered. And if the guide price is correct, this unusual DeLorean will go to a new home for £20-25,000.
Interested? The sale takes place at the Birmingham NEC and you can check out the full lot list here.