Death of John DeLorean

January 6, 1925 - March 19, 2005
Summit, New Jersey | Age 80

Auto executive and sports car developer dies at 80
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While only about 9,000 of his namesake cars were ever built, John Z. DeLorean's place in auto history was assured as soon as the gull-winged sports cars rumbled off the assembly line.

DeLorean was among just a handful of U.S. entrepreneurs who dared start a car company in the last 75 years and he helped shift Detroit toward smaller, more efficient autos until his career was derailed by federal drug charges.

DeLorean died late Saturday in Summit of complications from a recent...

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