” What’s the first thing you think of when you see a pristine DeLorean DMC-12? Doc Brown’s crazy hair? Marty McFly’s ‘80s slang? How to source enough Plutonium to perfect your attempt at time travel?
Well, some folks here at RK Motors Charlotte DO have crazy hair. And we make it a point to include era-correct slang in many of our write ups. But, unfortunately, we can’t source Plutonium or attempt time travel. While that might seem a bit ‘heavy’, we can sell you a showroom-fresh classic like this 1,418-mile DeLorean that’s so nice it’s virtually timeless. So, if you’re willing to limit your time travel to something that’s more akin to a time capsule, step into the realm of this stunning DMC-12 where, as John Z. DeLorean put it, “unique is a virtue”!
Production of ‘The DeLorean’ was a direct result of many automotive forces combining their skills to create something universally beneficial. In America, Detroit visionary John Z. DeLorean had quickly climbed the ranks of Chrysler, Packard and General Motors in hopes of establishing his own automotive entity.
In Italy, world-renowned stylist Giorgetto Giugiaro was in the midst of introducing a crisp design language dubbed ‘folded paper’. And in the UK, storied Lotus founder Colin Chapman was looking for engineering work to fund his troubled automotive boutique. In 1975, DeLorean officially chartered the DeLorean Motor Company.
By 1976, he had a running prototype of the ‘Z Tavio’, an innovative coupe that would be offered to the public for roughly $12K. In 1978, DeLorean Motor Company broke ground on its first factory in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland. And in 1981, with the help of Giugiaro and Chapman, the DMC-12 was officially introduced. ”
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