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'81 DeLorean DMC-12
Debut Series New Models
Produced 2010 - 2014 (Original)

2015 - Present (Retool)

Designer Manson Cheung
Number R0931
'81 DeLorean DMC-12 FE - 5018ff


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 Wheels Red Line Club introduced a limited edition (4000 units) 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
15
/
240
USA
16
/
214
INT
2010 New Models
15/44
Metalflake Silver Light and trim details Black
/
Plastic
Light Blue Light Gray 10SP R0931 Malaysia Base code(s): B41, B44, B46 '81 DeLorean DMC-12 FE - 5018ff
15
/
240
USA
16
/
214
INT
2010 New Models
15/44
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, C13 '81 DeLorean DMC-12 - 4663df
15
/
240
USA
16
/
214
INT
2010 New Models
15/44
Gloss Black Light and trim details Black
/
Plastic
Clear Gray 10SP R0931 Malaysia Base code(s): C28, C30, C33, C42 Delorean 2010 Black
141
/
244
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 HW Boulevard: Ahead Of Its Time 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 HWC.com Special Editions Polished & Plated Zamac Light and trim details, polished and plated opening doors, black bumpers, exterior mirrors Matte Black
/
Metal
Clear Black RL X0559 China 4,000 pieces
New Casting
Opening Doors
Base code(s): E49WA
HW RLC DeLorean DMC-12 3
24
/
32
2013 HW Jukebox Black Multi-color "New Wave" Graphics - Green, Purple, Pink with Hot Wheels logo on rear quarter panel Silver
/
Plastic
Clear Silver 10SP Y9392 Malaysia Base code(s): F31 JUKEBOX DELOREAN
33
/
250
2014 HW City Speed Team
3/10
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
33
/
250
2014 HW City Speed Team
3/10
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
9/10
Red Yellow & White stripes on sides, Red stars & '10' on sides Black
/
Plastic
Tinted (Black) Tan 5SP CFH80 Malaysia Back does not open
Named DMC DeLorean
Base code(s): H17, H20
81 DeLorean DMC12 - 15 Track Aces copy
184
/
250
2015 HW Race Track Aces
9/10
Spectraflame Dark Red Yellow & White stripes on sides, hood & roof, Red stars & '10' on sides Black
/
Plastic
Tinted (Black) Tan TRR CFJ38 Malaysia Back does not open
Named DMC DeLorean
2015 Super Treasure Hunt
Base code(s): H15, H16
81 DeLorean DMC12 - 15 Track Aces v2-SUPER 600pxDM
270
/
365
2018 Factory Fresh
7/10
Dark Grey Black trim stripe on sides. Black vent details on pillars. Detailed taillights & sidemarkers. "DMC" on rear license Black
/
Plastic
Tinted (smoke) Grey DD8 FJW11 Malaysia Base code(s): L10, L15, L16, L17 DMC Delorean 2018
4
/
10
2018 50th Anniv Throwback Light Green Yellow patterned lines on hood and sides Gold
/
Plastic
Clear Green Gold 5SP FRF33 Malaysia Base code(s): L02, L11 50th-Anniversary -Delorean
- 2018 50th Anniv Throwback White Blue & Red Stripes and 'Police' Blue
/
Plastic
Tinted Black 5SP GBT24 Malaysia Base Code(s): L31  20181102 051841

Trivia

  • The paint job and the tampos on the 2015 versions are a direct nod to the Turismo, the original 1981 Hot Wheels unlicensed DeLorean.
  • In 19th Annual Hot Wheels Nationals Convention, a re-tooled casting of the DeLorean was the only other Hot Wheels DeLorean with opening Gull-Wing doors on April 7, 2019. The other being the 2012 RLC Exclusive DeLorean.

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