And here, I present the only DeLorean I’ve ever seen that might have a decent shot at making it to 88 miles per hour before slamming into the front of the Twin Pines Mall. This is no ordinary DeLorean that I laid eyes on at the auction tent in Greenwich this past summer. I’d read up on this before turning up and I gleefully discovered that this one’s got a twin turbocharger on it. It’s not a factory part, of course (all DeLorean DMC-12s came from the factory with a genuinely anemic PRV V6, good for a pathetic 109 MPH thanks to emissions regulations and low power output), but the swap was there.
It wasn’t the best Delorean I’d seen, but according to Bonhams, the car ran and drove and was good to register. For such a low car, it’s surprisingly roomy inside, even for Nick, who’s got the frame of a hockey player and towers over me by about seven inches. Enjoy the photos–this car ended up selling at the Bonhams auction for around $22,000 with premium, and I’m kicking myself that I didn’t go after it.
-Albert S. Davis