People November 8, 1982
In Los Angeles Johnny Carson entertained them. They were not only buddies but business associates. The DeLoreans bought Carson's New York apartment. Carson invested $500,000 in DeLorean's venture and drove his car. (Carson was driving a DMC-12 the night he was arrested for drunk driving.)full article
"DeLoreans were made near Belfast, Nothern Ireland. The factory was state of the art and had two entrances, one for Catholics, and the other for Protestants."
New York Times, October 28, 1979
DeLorean says safety considerations will be more important than ever in the next decade as consumers change from big to small cars. The DMC-12's manually operated gull-wing doors are regarded as safer than conventional ones because they are not jarred open as easily. Plus, says DeLorean, "they add sex appeal."full article
"Hey! I didn't know the DeLorean had off road capabilities! ;-)."
Sports Car Graphic Summer 1981
As far as the stainless steel shtick is concerned, it's something you either like or you don't, and it's also something that is easily cured by paint should you find it becoming monotonous.full article
"Entertainers Johnny Carson and Sammy Davis Jr. invested a combined 750,000 dollars in the DeLorean Motor Company."
(Detroit) Automotive News March 9, 1981
Over the years there have indeed been many specification changes, including the elimination of a stainless steel frame, elimination of the elastic reservoir molding process (ERM) which was early-on billed as the wonderous technology which would make the car special, elimination of airbags and other smaller, but equally important items.full article
"How does it feel to own such a rare car, there were only twenty of those built."
Car and Driver May 1981
Can you imagine the creative calculations that will transpire when the first repair of a creased DeLorean is appraised down at the local bump shop? "Lemme see, we get double the hourly flat rate for Corvette fiberglass, so that would be, oh, say triple bucks for this plum."full article
"In my opinion, the DeLorean is like a piece of art. To own one of these cars requires a lot of passion and love for the automobile."
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