I always liked the DeLorean DMC-12 with its gull wing doors and shiny stainless steels exterior. It was made famous in the Back to the Future trilogy as the time traveling super car. DeLorean had quite a chequered history as a maker of the DMC-12. With the British government pumping millions of pounds into the company because it was employing Irish locals at a time of great unemployment. John DeLorean died in 2005 and he probably became more infamous for the money laundering and Cocaine episode than for the car itself. Unfortunately the whole DeLorean saga became a huge embarrassment for the British government of the day as they made a costly gamble with tax payer money.
Only 9200 DeLorean DMC-12's were built but apparently over 6000 still survive. One of them lives in Wellington and belongs to an old colleague of mine who purchased it on an impulse. The last time I went drinking with him he said I could borrow it for a few hours. I might just have to give him a call.
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Comment by chiefie, on 30-Jul-2007 15:54
I too have always like DeLorean's time machine car! very cool and still is whenever I watch the BTTF movies... Good to hear there'll be more DeLoreans.
Comment by wouter, on 29-Sep-2007 06:28
strangest thing. I live in belgium(yeah belgium ,or you might know it as Brussels, american for belgium or brugge).
anyhow, every week by my mothers house there this old doctor who stops to pay a visit somewhere in his delorean. I think it has only 1000 miles on the gauge because it shines en sound need to compered to rotten begium turbo diesel all over the country yukkk.
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