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Tamir's DeLorean Site: DeLorean Misc. Items

DeLorean Misc. Items

Lotus-DeLorean Press Statement - Nov. 1978
Chapman Telex Chapman Telex Chapman Telex
Chapman Telex Chapman Telex

Here are a series of telex's and a printed out Press Release Statement that was being compiled and edited by both DMC and Lotus. This statement is regarding the partnership between the companies it terms of having Lotus re-engineer the prototype DeLorean into a productionizable vehicle. This partnership is one that remains controversial to this day because of the changes that Lotus made on the car as well as many millions of British Govt. money that may have been stolen by Chapman and DeLorean.

U.S. Patent - DeLorean Wheel Design
Wheel Patent Wheel Patent

This patent was petitioned by DeLorean Motor Company in 1978 and was not issued by the U.S. Patent office until 1981. The patent is for the design of the wheel used for the DeLorean prototype vehicles. This design was never used for the production DeLoreans, most likely due to their 70's look. The term of this patent was 14 years.

DeLorean Motor Company Prospectus
DeLorean Motor Company Prospectus DeLorean Motor Company Prospectus DeLorean Motor Company Prospectus

The "DeLorean Motor Company Prospectus" is an important part of the DeLorean Motor Company's history. Mr. DeLorean needed a monetary good faith investment from the dealer network he was setting up throughout the states. This prospectus outlines the $25,000.00 buy in by a dealership if they wanted to participate in selling the car and investing in the company. DeLorean generated around seven to eight million dollars from dealerships.

DMC Dealer List
DMC Dealer List DMC Dealer List DMC Dealer List DMC Dealer List DMC Dealer List DMC Dealer List DMC Dealer List

Here is a list of all the dealerships that sold the DeLorean. It is rather impressive to see how many dealerships Mr. DeLorean was able to get on board in terms of investing in the company before the car was ever in a real position to be built. See if you recognize any dealerships from your local area that once sold our beloved cars.

The John Z. DeLorean Corporation
The John Z. DeLorean Corporation The John Z. DeLorean Corporation The John Z. DeLorean Corporation The John Z. DeLorean Corporation The John Z. DeLorean Corporation The John Z. DeLorean Corporation The John Z. DeLorean Corporation The John Z. DeLorean Corporation

In 1974, one year after leaving General Motors, DeLorean started his own company, The John Z. DeLorean Corporation. The company was a consulting firm specialized in many areas, most notably the automotive arena. He compiled a list of high profile specialists to help him out with the consultation in his company. The JZD Corporation was a stepping stone towards the development of his safety sports car.

JZD Mailgram: Jim Jones Party
ZD Mailgram ZD Mailgram ZD Mailgram

This Mailgram from December of 1981 is from John DeLorean to Jim Jones, who had just been promoted to Automotive Editor of Newsweek. DeLorean always liked to be friendly with reporters, since him and his company's public image were very important to his success. Notice the pad of paper with the Legend Industries Logo and John's doodles of Fred Dellis's name. Take a look at the articles section for a Newsweek article that Jim Jones wrote after Mr. DeLorean's arrest on drug charges.

DMC Business Cards
DMC Business Cards DMC Business Cards DMC Business Cards DMC Business Cards

Included in these DMC Business cards is John DeLorean's personal card at the time the company was up and running. This is a very rare card, and is in mint condition. Each card is of very high quality paper and has the DMC emblem embossed on the front. The other two cards represent: Pam Wilcox, Transportation Claims Supervisor, and James T. Miller, President of DeLorean Motor Company.

DeLorean Accessories Sheet
DeLorean Accessories Sheet DeLorean Accessories Sheet

The DeLorean did not come with many cosmetic options. This accessory sheet gave buyers the ability to make their DeLorean a little more unique by adding such options as a thick or thin DMC Accent Sidestripe to the car. Other accessories included a luggage rack, ski adapter, car cover, and plush floor mats.

DMC National Car Rental Pamphlet
DMCNational Car Rental Pamphlet DMCNational Car Rental Pamphlet DMCNational Car Rental Pamphlet

This National Car Rental Pamphlet was used for employees of DeLorean Motor Company that needed to rent a car for business purposes. The pamphlet contained a card that would pop out and could be used to receive a 10% discount when renting a car.

DMC Pen & Pencil
DMC Pen and Pencil

Here is the first time plans for a DMC pen and pencil are shown. This is a hand sketched drawing of a custom designed pen and pencil by Mr. DeLorean. Plans were to make customized accessories for the DeLorean such as pens, lighters, watches, etc. Little did I know how involved John was in designing these items. His engineering skills can be seen in these sketches for both the DMC Pen and Pencil. Very interesting stuff.

DMC Memo (Good News!)
DMC Memo

This important memo is undated as of now, but must have been during the tumultuous time of the company in mid 1982. It is an important piece of the DMC history since it shows John's enthusiasm and belief that things would get better with the company. This memo appears to have gone out to all branches of the company including every dealership.

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