Built in Northern Ireland, the highly-publicized, but short lived, stainless-steel DeLorean sports car was the brainchild of one man who'd established and impressive track record in the American auto industry. DeLorean Played major roles in creating the first Pontiac GTO, Firebird, Trans Am and 1969 Gran Prix.
The DMC DeLorean is a rear-engine two-passenger sports car manufactured and marketed by John DeLorean's DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) for the American market from 1981 until 1983, ultimately the only car brought to market by the company.
The DeLorean Motor Company filed bankruptcy in October 1982, just a few days after the arrest of it's founder John DeLorean on drug trafficking charges.
This Car's History:
This particular DeLorean, manufactured in Northern Ireland, was taken off the ship at Long Beach California, and brought to the San Francisco area. It was purchased by Howard Bowers Pettersen, who lived at that time in Napa Valley.
Mr. Pettersen was born in Cave City Arkansas, and when he eventually returned there to live, he brought the DeLorean with him and parked it in the garage behind his house, undisturbed for years. Following his death, his son, John Howard Pettersen, has donated it to the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas.
This DeLorean is a one owner vehicle with only 1,277 miles registered on the speedometer, making it one of the lowest original mileage DeLorean automobiles anywhere."