This eye-catching wedge design popular in the 1980s was the dream of a controversial American engineer, John DeLorean. The car’s “skin” is made of stainless steel. With the aid of Colin Chapman and his Lotus engineers, the DeLorean was born. The engine is a V6 Renault and the DeLorean is considered a mid-engine vehicle.
The British Government subsidised this disastrous venture and even built a factory near Belfast. Due to complications and financial woes, the vehicle was only produced two years.
Tampa Bay Automobile Museum is the second owner when it was purchased in 1985 from an automobile dealership.
It is commonly referred to by our Museum visitors as the “Back to the Future Car”, however ours was never equipped with a Flux Capacitor, a special option not offered at the time of our purchase!