The history of the Delorean DMC-12 has been well documented. In annals of sports/GT car history, the Delorean may be just a footnote-a distinctive, stainless-steel bodied gullwing GT that many critics dismissed as being overpriced and underpowered. In corporate history, the undoing of John Z. Delorean’s brainchild reads like an action novel.Ã‚Â
Incredibly, the car’s rise to pop culture immortality came three years after the Delorean Motor Company declared bankruptcy and closed its factory in the form of the 1985 film “Back to the Future.” As a 12 year old kid at the time, I didn’t care what the critics said. I thought the Delorean was really cool.