Barnfind to the future
Two Wisconsin De Lorean enthusiasts, a father and son, owned two of these Northern Ireland-built, stainless-steel-bodied coupés. One day they called in at a local repair shop that they knew had originally sold new De Loreans in the hope that it might still have some spare parts stashed away. Sadly, there weren’t any, but there were a few brochures and photographs, and when they asked the mechanic if he had ever heard of any cars for sale, he remembered that a decade earlier a man had asked if the shop wanted to buy his DMC-12.
They followed up the lead and, amazingly, the owner still had the car. They were shown into a typically large American barn, which was almost empty except for the 1981 De Lorean covered in 32 years’ worth of dust. It had been put away in the barn in 1986 and it hadn’t been opened since. Needless to say, they bought it!
A chance visit led to the unearthing of a rare DMC-12 after 32 years in storage in a barn