The Selvedge Yard


John DeLorean

John DeLorean founded the DeLorean Motor Co. in 1974, and a stainless steel-clad, two-seater sports coupe prototype was completed by 1976. Styling came from famed Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, with extensive engineering input from Lotus of England. The car had a rear-mounted Peugeot-Renault-Volvo single-overhead-cam, 2.8-litre V6, a steel backbone frame and gull-wing doors.



1981 DeLorean brochure




John DeLorean never cared to fit the mold of a typical Detroit auto executive.  He was a young, free-spirited maverick that revolutionized the auto industry as the major force behind America’s first muscle car– the Pontiac GTO.  He was thought of as a hippie by his older peers for his longish, shaggy hair, and rebellious attitude.  But what they didn’t understand was that DeLorean had his finger on the pulse of youth and trend in a way that no one else did.  He had an uncanny ability to tap into the…

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