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'81 DeLorean DMC-12
Debut Series 2010 New Models
Produced 2010-Present
Designer Manson Cheung
Number R0931
81 DeLorean -10NM


Description

The DeLorean DMC-12 was originally designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign in Turin, Italy. For the Mattel Hot Wheels release, the car was re-created by Manson Cheung. A modified DeLorean appeared in the movie trilogy of "Back To The Future", starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Crispin Glover. Text on the back of the packaging reads "Italian designed and British engineered, this American dream car with gull-wing doors, rear engine and stainless steel body was a sports car unlike anything else on the roads in the 1980s - or today!"

In late 2012, the Hot Wheel Red Line Club introduced a limited edition (4000 pieces) of a "doors up" version of the DeLorean. Designer Manson Cheung posted to a DeLorean enthusiast site:

Totally new sculpt. I reworked the car to better match the real car. I did not have my car when I made the first one for 2010 line. I took measurements off my car to make this one the best (as it may be the last) DeLorean that Hot Wheels can make. Although, some sacrifices were made (wheel size, graphic application, opening feature) because of production limitations. Also, this one is an Automatic, all others were Manual. Packed with doors open in same blister as RLC BTTF2. Limited to 4000. Available only through HotWheelsCollectors.com, and soon at delorean.com.

Versions

The '81 DeLorean DMC-12 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
015 USA, 016 INT 2010 2010 New Models Metalflake Silver Light and trim details Black / Plastic Light Blue Light Gray 10SP R0931 Malaysia Base code(s): B41, B44, B46 81 DeLorean -10NM
015 USA, 016 INT 2010 2010 New Models Brushed Metalflake Bronze Light and trim details Black / Plastic Clear Light Tan to Pinkish Tan Gold Chrome 10SP R0931 Malaysia Base code(s): C05, C06, C12 '81 DeLorean DMC-12 - 4663df
015 USA, 016 INT 2010 2010 New Models Gloss Black Light and trim details Black / Plastic Clear Gray 10SP R0931 Malaysia Base code(s): C28, C30, C33, C42 Delorean 2010 Black
141 2011 Faster Than Ever 1/10 Metalflake Silver Light and trim details. Black stripe on sides, Black bumpers. Black / Plastic Clear Black FTE T9848 Malaysia Base code(s): C49, C51, D05 DeLorean FTE Silver
2012 Hot Wheels Boulevard Silver Light and trim details. Black stripe on sides, Black bumpers. Black / Metal Clear Black RR W4600 Malaysia Opening Rear Hatch

Base code(s): E01

2012-HWB-DeLoreanDMC12-Silver
2012 HotWheels Collectors Polished & Plated Zamac Light and trim details, polished and plated opening doors, black bumpers, exterior mirrors Painted Zamac Chassis Clear Black RL X0559 China Limited to 4,000 pieces

Base code(s): E49WA

HW RLC DeLorean DMC-12 3
2013 Hot Wheels Jukebox Series Black Multi-color "New Wave" Graphics - Green, Purple, Pink with Hot Wheels logo on rear quarter panel Silver / Plastic Clear Silver 10SP R0931 Y9392 Base code(s): F31 JUKEBOX DELOREAN
033 / 250 2014 Speed Team Metalflake Silver Black Stripe with red hash marks on lower body and hood Black / Plastic Clear Black 10SP BFC53 Malaysia Base code(s): F24, F32, F37, F43 '81 DeLorean DMC-12-2014 033
033 / 250 2014 Speed Team Red Black Stripe with silver hash marks on lower body and hood Black / Plastic Clear Black 10SP BFF47 Malaysia Base code(s): F49, G02 '81 DeLorean DMC-12-2014 033 Red
184 / 250 2015 HW Race - Track Aces Red Yellow & White stripes on sides, Red stars & '10' on sides Black / Plastic Tinted (Black) Tan 5SP CFH80 Malaysia Base code(s): H17

Back does not open

Named DMC DeLorean

81 DeLorean DMC12 - 15 Track Aces copy
184 / 250 2015

HW Race - Track Aces

Spectraflame Dark Red Yellow & White stripes on sides, hood & roof, Red stars & '10' on sides Black / Plastic Tinted (Black) Tan TRR CFJ38 Malaysia Base code(s): H15, H16

Back does not open Named DMC DeLorean 2015 Super Treasure Hunt

81 DeLorean DMC12 - 15 Track Aces v2-SUPER 600pxDM

Trivia

  • The Red paint job and the retro tampos on the 2015 versions are a direct nod to those on the Turismo, the original Hot Wheels unlicensed "DeLorean".

See also

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