Where were Deloreans originally sold?


Doittommarow
12-19-2005, 02:24 PM
I was thinking today where they were sold back in the 1980's. Were there Delorean specific dealerships? Or were they ordered directly from the factory? Or did other dealerships order them and sell them among other makes?

timetraveler
12-19-2005, 09:24 PM
John Delorean got certain pre-existing dealerships to go into contracts with him. I believe if you paid a dealership fee to Delorean you were garanteed a certain quantity of Deloreans the first year. There was a long costumer waiting list, and a lot of hype right before the car came out.

Some dealerships had to back out of the deal because they were urged by the big 3 automakers not to sell Deloreans at dealerships that mostly sold GM etc.

I can't remember the exact history how it went, but thats what I remember reading somewhere.

DMC12
12-20-2005, 01:29 PM
Correct, the cars were sold at existing dealers throughout the country (such as Cadillac, Dodge, Pontiac, Toyota, etc...).

Not sure how they were sold outside the USA.

If your DMC included the original (not reproduction) window sticker, you will know where it was sold.

Doittommarow
12-20-2005, 02:02 PM
Thats cool, thanks for the info.

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