1981 Delorean DMC-12
This this is the car I dreamed about owning since I was 11 years old, and well before Back to the Future was in theaters. I learned about this car from an Irish foreign exchange student and it was all he could talk about in 1981. I got a copy of Car and Driver with the car on the cover that year and so began my fixation... except school, a job, a family, etc, etc, got in the way. Until 2015. My dream came true. This car came from Delorean of Houston, and they have a terrific story if you care to read up. My car is "3115"- the last digits of the VIN, and if ever I speak to another Delorean owner- that will be the 1st challenge question. I made getting the car an adventure with my then 9 year old daughter- driving back to Minnesota. This car is among the rarest of all Deloreans as it has some of the most desirable attributes that only exist on about 150 cars built during one week of production as a result of the overlap and constant changes being made.
Paint and exterior
Gas Flap Hood. A small door in the hood to access the fuel fill without opening the entire hood. It was very difficult to build this as stainless steel is hard to shape, and was eliminated for the most of the production run.
Upholstery and Interior
Purchased with just under 5k miles. Most of the additional miles were added driving the car from Delorean of Houston to Minnesota.
Wheels and tires
Original wheels. New tires in 2015
Registered as a Collector vehicle