De Lorean Double Take

I was driving on Columbia Parkway (Cincinnati) this morning and saw two De Lorean automobiles coming side by side from the other direction. It’s not often to see one of these, pretty unusual to see two. These cars were orginally manufactured for the American market from 1981 to 1983 in Ireland. There were about 9k of these built.

The De Lorean Motor Company went bankrupt in late 1982 following John De Lorean‘s arrest in October of that year on drug trafficking charges. He was later found not guilty, but it was too late for the DMC-12. Approximately 100 partially assembled DMC’s on the production line were completed by Consolidated International (now known as Big Lots).

Probably most known for it’s role in Back to the Future.

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