The odd fate of the futuristic DeLorean car

The odd fate of the futuristic DeLorean car

The DeLorean car became famous for the films Back to the Future, where it served as a time machine.

Today, the production of the famous sports car DeLorean DMC-12 has begun. Since the DMC-12 was the only car DeLorean has ever produced, it is enough to say only DeLorean when talking about that model. It is a vehicle that became famous from the films Back to the Future – where it served as a time machine. The DeLorean was also a real road car, with a number of unusual features that should be noted. First, DeLorean had a stainless steel body (Stainless Steel, German Rostfrei). Because such a surface is very difficult to paint, DeLoreans were sold unpainted. Their greyish metallic color is actually the bare surface of stainless steel.

Furthermore, DeLorean had a door with a specific upward opening (gull-wing opening). At the time, it was a rather unusual occurrence (seen earlier with the expensive Mercedes 300 SL from the 1950s).

DeLorean was also unusual in that it was produced in Northern Ireland, more specifically in a suburb of Belfast called Dunmurry. Despite its attractive futuristic look, designed by renowned Italian designer Giugiaro, DeLorean has failed. After less than two years of production, the whole project was abandoned. A total of about 9,000 DeLoreans were produced, and there are now estimated to be around 6,500 worldwide.

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