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The original DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) is an automobile manufacturer formed by automobile industry executive John DeLorean in 1975. It is remembered for the one model it produced—the distinctive stainless steel DeLorean DMC-12 sports car featuring gull-wing doors—and for its brief and turbulent history, ending in receivership and bankruptcy in 1982. Near the end, in a desperate attempt to raise the funds his company needed to survive, John DeLorean was filmed appearing to accept money to take part in drug trafficking, but was subsequently acquitted of charges brought against him based on entrapment.

The DeLorean DMC-12 shot to worldwide fame in the Back to the Future movie trilogy as the car made into a time machine by eccentric scientist Doctor Emmett L. Brown, although the company had ceased to exist before the first movie was made.

A large number of the original cars are still on the road after over 30 years. Мost estimates put it at 6,500 cars surviving out of just over 9,000 built. In August 2007, it emerged that due to demand for the DeLorean DMC-12, DeLorean Motor Company of Humble, Texas (DMCH) would start selling refurbished cars. In October, 2011, DMCH announced intentions to sell custom-made electric DeLoreans by 2013.