DeLorean Motor Company USA

DeLorean Motor Company USA

DeLorean Motor Company USA


24 October 1975
John DeLorean

Detroit, Michigan, Dunmurry, Northern Ireland


DMC (DeLorean Motor Company) is an American automobile produced company, established in 24 October, 1975 by its founder “John DeLorean”. The company headquartered is located in Detroit, Michigan, Dunmurry, Northern Ireland. The company key people are Stephen Wynne, John DeLorean (Chairman and Founder). The company is remembered for the one model it manufactured-the distinctive stainless steel DeLorean DMC-12 sports car with featuring of gull-wing doors-and for its brief and dizzy history, ending in receivership and bankruptcy since 1982.

The DeLorean DMC-12 contained some unforgettable featured memorably in the Back to the Future movie trilogy, as the model of car made into a time machine by freak scientist Doc Brown, as if the company had dismissed to exist before the first movie was formed.

Since 1995, Liverpool-born mechanic Stephen Wynne started a separate company using the name of “DeLorean Motor Company" and shortly and again it acquired the remaining parts inventory and the stylized "DMC" logo trademark of DeLorean Motor Company. The Present DeLorean Motor Company situated in Humble near Houston, Texas is not, and has never been, linked with the original company, but supports owners of DeLorean cars. DMC Texas, as they are known, has another five authorized, franchised dealers in Bonita Springs, Florida, Crystal Lake, Illinois, Huntington Beach, California, Bellevue, Washington Hem, and  Netherlands.



The Company Investment capital came primarily in the form of business loans from the Bank of America and from the formation of partnerships and private investment from select parties, including The Tonight Show host Johnny Carson and entertainers Roy Clark and Sammy Davis, Jr.

DeLorean also demand for economical incentives from various government and financial organizations to pay for constructing the company's automobile producing facilities. To gain these, he looked to create his first factory in a country or area where unemployment was especially high. One candidate was Ireland, although the country's then Minister for Industry and trade, Desmond O'Malley, decided not to support the project. A deal in Puerto Rico was about to be agreed when DeLorean took up a last-minute offer from Northern Ireland's Industrial Development Board.

Besides taking some early seed capital from Hollywood stars Sammy Davis Jr. and Johnny Carson, DeLorean Motor Company keep faith on the British government for about $120 million of its $200 million startup costs according to the newspaper The Times. The British government was very eager to create jobs in Northern Ireland to decrease communal violence by reducing unemployment. As part of this offer, DeLorean was apparently under the impression that the British government would provide his company with Export Credit financing. This would provide a loan of 80% of the wholesale cost of the vehicles (US$20,000) upon ending and delivery for shipping.



DMC 12 :

Greeting by the car-buying public and automotive magazines was mixed. Although the early vehicles had impressive waiting lists of concerned customers, the MSRP sticker price of $25,000 ($68,000 in 2015 dollars) was cost high-priced for the popular of the market. It's not a barn burner," observed Road & Track, "(with) a 0-60 mph time of 10.5 seconds. Openly, that's not quick for a sports/GT car in this price type." The stainless steel body panels were an attractive design concept and impervious to corrosion, but in practice the glitter surface tended to show fingerprints. At first the only factory option available was an automatic transmission.

A grey interior was produced after that 1981 as an alternative to the standard black interior. Many equipment including pin striping and luggage racks helped provide further individuality. It was reported there were plans to have made a 4-door version of the car since 1981, (perhaps on a longer wheelbase) for 1983. It was to have been of stainless steel, and with gullwing doors.

The car gets even more attention after it was featured in the popular 1985, 1989, and 1990 films in the Back to the Future movie trilogy. The characters Marty McFly and Emmett Brown traveled into the future in Back to the Future Part II and ended up in 2015 on October 21. On the real October 21, 2015, the movie was celebrated all over the U.S. some other countries and the date became known as "Back to the Future Day."



A large number of the original cars are still on the road after over 30 years and most estimates put it at 6,500 cars surviving out of just over 9,000 built. In August, 2007, it rolls in that due to demand for the DeLorean DMC-12, DMCH would start selling remanufactured cars. Now, a DeLorean can be assembled from the ground up using a combination of new, original and reproduction parts for US$57,500 and still carry a 1980s title, while unrestored but good condition vehicles run from about US$25,000 upwards. In October, 2011, the DeLorean Motor Company of Humble, Texas, introduced design to sell custom-made electric DeLoreans by 2013. On 20 October, 2015, the court case was settled outside of court for a secret sum in exchange for DMC having the rights to use the DeLorean Motor Company name, trademarks and logo. The production of the DMC-12 will be reintroduced in 2017, with 300 copies produced by DMC which, until then, only repaired the existing models.



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