Elite Cars (Book)
Giugiaro's design for the DMC-12 interior is the best part of the car. The interior is built to accommodate large persons. Collins is six-foot-four, so the twin bucket seats of the car he designed are extremely comfortable for people of all sizes.full article
"Notice how my car has a two-tone interior. The original owner dyed the seats and change holder black. I liked this a lot but the seats were starting to look a little aged, so I recently had them reupholstered with NOS black leather seats."
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"The original Delorean speedometer reached 85 mph due to government restrictions at the time. Press on the video reel above to see a movie of my stick shift and gauges in action!"
Look August 25, 1970
In an interview, DeLorean likes to shake up a reporter. Seemingly serious, he commented on Vega's sales potential overseas. "It's so much better than most of the foreign cars, we're going to whip their asses in their own market."full article
"My speedometer has been upgraded to the 170 mph version."
Road & Track December 1981
The rear quarter vision is better than expected for a mid/rear-engine car, however. Looking straight back through the louvers of the read deck covering is somewhat like being far-sighted: You can see things off in the distance fairly well but up-close vision is limited, so parking can be a challenge.full article
"Has your rear window fallen out yet? If not, I am sure it will."
Car and Driver May 1981
Another sharp contrast is the DeLorean's zoomy exterior versus its prosaic interior. Bucket seats, round dials, a hohum steering wheel - there's not a single holographic display or laser beam in sight. The trim is far more test-tube than you'd expect at this price, the visual trip a bit disappointing after the spacey, stainless, gull-wing preflight build-up.full article
"At one point the Delorean factory employed 2,600 workers."