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Diecast: Autoart DeLorean DMC12

DeLorean still looks futuristic …

The tale of DeLorean automobiles and their brains and creator, John DeLorean, is a twisted affair that didn’t end well. Yet the DeLorean DMC12, the make’s only car, was quickly famous as the Back to the Future movie car used by Marty McFly to time travel.

Folks remember the DeLorean because of its stainless-steel finish, gull-wing doors and futuristic styling, courtesy of Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. This was a two-seat sports car with an edge, an attitude that hinted at where automotive design might go, but never did. Continue reading Diecast: Autoart DeLorean DMC12

Chasing Classic Cars: The Delorian

A car made famous by a movie

Back to the future, delorian, john delorian, chasing classic carsI love scifi movies and can’t seem to get enough of them which is why I’m writing this blog entry. One of my favorites is Back to the Future. The first film was the highest-grossing film of 1985 and became an international phenomenon, leading to the second and third films, which were back-to-back film productions, released in 1989 and 1990, respectively. Beside Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd also staring was the car, a Delorian. If you happen to see one on the road now I bet the first the first thing you’ll think about is one of the movies. I knew a guy who had a couple of these and acted like a match maker for sellers and buyers. I’m sure he would be interested in this find.