DeLorean DMC 12 for sale at Launceston auction

UP FOR AUCTION: The DeLorean DMC 12, made famous in the Back to the Future trilogy, will go to auction next month. Picture: Neil Richardson
UP FOR AUCTION: The DeLorean DMC 12, made famous in the Back to the Future trilogy, will go to auction next month. Picture: Neil Richardson

A collector’s car made famous its signature gull-wing doors will be one of many rare cars put under the hammer at a Launceston auction.

The DeLorean DMC 12, made famous as a time machine in the Back to the Future movies, will be auctioned on July 22.

It is part of a collector car and classic motorcycle auction which includes other rare machines including a Ford Falcon XB John Goss Special Coupe, a Vincent Rapide motorcycle, and a rare CL Chrysler V8 Charger.

Tullochs Auctions director Jessie Reid was optimistic about the collectors’ auction.

She said another DeLorean DMC 12 was still on the market with a price tag of $55,000.

With strong buyer interest surrounding the American car ahead of the auction, Mrs Reid hoped it would fetch about $30,000.

“It does really depend on the market,” she said.

Built between 1981 and 1983, it is estimated there are about 6500 DeLorean cars still in existence. 

For more information call Mrs Reid on 03-6331 5200.

The Examiner