Now for sale in our Houston Showroom is this extremely cool & rare original DeLorean DMC-12! is a sports car manufactured by John DeLoreans DeLorean Motor Company for the American market from 1981 ?83. The car features gull-wing doors and an innovative fiberglass body structure with a steel backbone chassis along with external brushed stainless-steel body panels. It became widely known and iconic for its appearance and it was modified to represent the concept of a time machine in the Back to the Future media franchise. In 1995 a new separate company started reproducing new build cars to the open market. This one is all original though. The engine is a Peugeot-Renault-Volvo (PRV) 2.85 litre V6 which produced about 130 hp that was designed and built under special contract with the DMC Company. These PRV engines were a development of the 2.7 liter V6 in the Renault 30 and were built in the PRV Factory in Douvrin Northern France. The gearbox also designed by PRV was built at the Renault facility near Caen in Normandy. The suspension of the DMC-12 is a four-wheel independent suspension coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers. The front suspension uses double wishbones while the rear is a multi-link setup. In its original development stages the car is said to have handled quite well. The DMC-12 could achieve 0 ?60 miles per hour (0 ?97 km/h) in 8.8 seconds when equipped with a manual transmission. When equipped with an automatic transmission the DeLorean would accelerate from 0 ?60 miles per hour (0 ?97 km/h) in 10.5 seconds. This one has only 17651 miles on it and is in fantastic condition. It has the 3-speed automatic transmission. Both the engine & transmission are healthy are run well. The exterior panels are free from any major dents or scratches. The leather interior is also in great shape with only a couple of cracks on the dash which was a common issue with these cars. Features on this DeLorean include; AC (not blowing cold) AM/FM radio power brakes power win>
Vehicle not as advertised. Very shady company!
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Bought a vehicle based on Gateways description and pictures 2 weeks ago. I live 1100 miles away, so I was trusting their word. What a big mistake!Vehicle was listed as a "fresh restoration in May 2016". The salesman(Brad at the Tampa branch)assured me this car was in great "show" condition. On arrival, the vehicle barely started, had no turn signal lights, instrument cluster lights, console lights, reverse lights,or functioning horn. Fuse box is completely rusted out. Their description said it had a Holley 850 CFM carburetor, but it a 670 CFM, and it's shot. Transmission, power steering , and radiator all leaking. They attempted to plug up the leaks with gasket sealant. Some linkage under the vehicle was held together with a wire and bent nail. Both exhaust brackets broken. AC and heat had been ripped out of the vehicle. Emergency braking system completely removed. Rear leaf spring broken. Windshield washer system also completely removed. And the engine has a knocking noise. My mechanic gave me an estimate of nearly $7000 dollares to bring this vehicle just up to specs. I forwarded the estimate to Gateway per their request. 2 days later, they called me back and said their is nothing they could do for me. That I signed a sales contract, so I'm just xxxx out of luck. They say it's not their fault the previous owner told Gateway inaccurate information regarding this car. By the way, the previous owner was the car "restorer". And i use this word extremely loosely. I purchased this vehicle for almost $30,000. I didn't purchase a project car. I'm so disgusted with this company and customer relations. And based on other complaints on this website about them, this seems to be a common practice for them. I really hope people who read this shop somewhere else, and pass the word on to friends and family. Gateway Classic Cars is a SHADY, CROOKED , company!!!