2701SV SUN STAR - 1981 De Lorean LK. 1:18 scale diecast collectible model car. 9.25""Lx 4.25""Wx 2.25""H die cast metal car with opening doors, hood & trunk. Turnable front wheels. Mounted on a display stand. This Delorean is manufactured by Sunstar. Individually packed in a window box. Box size: 14""Lx 6.5""Wx 5""H. 2701 in STAINLESS STEEL FINISH color.
In 1975, John Z. De Lorean founded the De Lorean Motor Company with one goal in mind:"" to design and build a car that would be as safe as possible, reliable, comfortable, handel and perform well, be enormous fun to drive and unmistakably elegant in appearance."" De Lorean, born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, has been involved with the automobile industry all of his life. Early on in his career, he had been recruited to become the chief engineer at Pontiac. He is best known for bringing to life the GTO in 1964. De Lorean had many successful years with Pontiac, and in 1969 was promoted to the position of General Manager of Chevrolet. Over the next few years he made noticeable improvements to Chevrolet's design and quality. Than in 1973, De Lorean was promoted to Vice President of General Motors American car and truck divisions he was expected to become GM's nest president, but due to constant disagreements with General Mortors management, they parted ways.
Free from General Motors, De Lorean was now able to focus his attention on fulfilling his own dream of making the De Lorean planned to debut the DMC-12 carried a windwo sticker price around $28,000 and featured gullwing doors, rear-mounted engine, 304 grade stainless steel body panels which will never rust and a PRV-6 engine and transmission made by Renault in France. The interior was available in either Black or Gray, with leather seats, power windows and mirrors, air conditioning and adjustable steering wheel. Initial sales for the DMC-12 were outstanding, but bny early 1982 sales fell drastically and forced De Lorean to search for more receivership and eventually went bankrupt in 1983. The De Lorean Motor Company, Ltd. produced approximately 8600 DMC-12s between 1981 and 1983.
Dimensions: Appx 9 inches
Original packaging: YES
Recommended Age Group: 08 +
Small Parts: YES
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