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    those are clearly photoshopped... a manipulated 1984 honda civic
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    more pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rev2
    What's the story behind that?
    eh I couldnt find it on the web. but he was doin a lot of fishy **** with his money. i remember watching a show on gsn, of all channels, about him. $18m+ was mysteriously missing.

    DeLorean needed $17 million in a hurry to save his business. In desperation he entered into a drug-smuggling scheme, and in so doing walked right into a FBI sting operation designed to nab a smuggler named William Hetrick.
    Hetrick was suspected of flying cocaine in from Colombia and moving it through the offices of a company called Morgan Aviation at Mojave Airport, ninety miles out of Los Angeles. He was looking for a bank that would launder his ill-gotten gains. The FBI confidential informant hooked Hetrick up with one agent posing as a bank officer and another who posed as a drug distributor. DeLorean then approached the CI, and was filmed and recorded at meetings in Washington D.C.'s L'Enfant Plaza Hotel as well as L.A.'s Bel Air Sands and the Sheraton Plaza. Hetrick was arrested after exchanging the cocaine for money; DeLorean was was taken into custody the following day when he flew into L.A. from New York. Ironically, he just missed a call from a banker who wanted to offer a legitimate $200 million loan that would have saved DMC, which shut its doors for good owing creditors $180 million. DeLorean's dream had turned to dust -- and left a lot of investors burned.
    Interviewed by Rolling Stone's Aaron Latham in 1983, DeLorean claimed that he was trying to get a loan using stock in a shell company as collateral, and that he tried to back out of the deal after discovering that drugs were involved. At that point, according to DeLorean, the lives of his kids were threatened. Furthermore, the money paid for the drugs brought in by Hetrick was provided by the government. DeLorean suggested that the government was out to destroy him because the Big Three automakers wanted to see his enterprise fail; at other times he surmised that either the British government or the Irish Republican Army had set him up.
    In 1984, DeLorean was acquitted of all charges after a federal judge ruled that the FBI operation had been a clear case of entrapment. He became a born-again Christian and wrote his autobiography. But in April, 1985 Christina divorced him, and that September a federal grand jury indicted him for income tax evasion and mail and wire fraud on evidence that he had bilked DMC investors, siphoning the funds into his private bank account. Though never convicted, DeLorean was ordered to reimburse creditors to the tune of $9 million. In 1995 a jury ordered him to pay the law firm of Morganroth and Morganroth $10.3 million in unpaid legal fees. In 1998 a New York jury ruled that DeLorean's accounting firm owed DMC investors $46 million, plus $65 million in interest.
    It is believed that a total of 8,563 DMC-12s were built. About 6,000 of them still exist today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noreason
    those are clearly photoshopped... a manipulated 1984 honda civic

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean6934
    what? i have to proove to you i own a DeLorean? i wouldn't be making this. jesus fine here's a picture;
    Whoa man, chill out, I have no doubt that you own a delorean, why would you lie about that? I want to see pictures of your friend's crazy cool delorean. I'm curious how he got that all working.

    Oh, and yes, DeLorean was a very smart individual. But that does not mean that he didn't bankrupt the company. I actually like the car for what it is, but it was waaay too expensive for the time (for what it offered) and I wouldn't have bought one (i was not born by the time they were made anyway.

    Look, I'm not the type to slight anyone on purpose. I was just curious. I know what a delorean looks like, the interior is a little more of a mystery. Especially one as heavily modded as your friends'.

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    it's my daily driver so it is a bit messy.
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    nice int. pics. like what you've done with the dash.
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    130hp in a 2800 lb car.


    a damn corolla has 115 in a 2300 lb car

    and my soon to be (this weekend, maybe) scion tc has 160 in a 2900 lb car.


    but i heard the handling for the deloreans was nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Escalade182
    130hp in a 2800 lb car.


    a damn corolla has 115 in a 2300 lb car

    and my soon to be (this weekend, maybe) scion tc has 160 in a 2900 lb car.


    but i heard the handling for the deloreans was nice.
    Yeh, but don't forget that they were stainless steel.

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    Yeah, how is the handling? Seeing as there are apparently only 6,000 left, and you've got the lock on three. Also, how does it sound? Is it a loud car? The kid I went to school with had one, but it sounded like it was filled with marbles. I doubt they all sounded like that.
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