Prototype Rear Fascia
PJ Grady Europe has been lucky to be able to purchase this rear prototype fascia from the same company from which we had acquired the prototype hood. This amazing DeLorean find, is a ‘one of a kind’ piece of DeLorean history and our intention is to preserve this piece for future studies in understanding the DMC/Lotus design processes.
The first difference from stock is that the fascia is made from fibreglass as was common on the early pilot cars. The most visible difference is that it has no DeLorean brand moulded into the rear.
From the pictures you can clearly see that the whole internal design differs completely from stock. Notice the top has no fixing points for the row of screws that adjust and fix the fascia to the stock internal ERM piece. The fascia appeared to be fixed from the outside with screws! This clearly proves that this is the prototype of the updated style of the DMC. There are also other differences within the structural design.
In these pictures you can see that the rear licence marker lights have not been cut out, possibly because the design had not been approved at this point in time. Also notice the fixing points and the ‘markings’ of the rear cut out of the main taillight.
Our intention is to preserve this very unique piece of DeLorean History. This piece will in time help us to better understand the DeLorean motor car design from inception, through to production.