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1980s carmaker DeLorean dies at 80

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John DeLorean, developer of a futuristic sportscar that captured the country's attention in the 1980s, has died. He was 80.

DeLorean died Saturday at the Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey, from complications from a stroke, said Paul Connell, owner of Desmond and Sons funeral home in Michigan.

DeLorean's stainless-steel, gull-winged car, which bore his name, became more engrained in American culture after director Robert Zemeckis used a DeLorean as a time machine in the 1985 film "Back to the Future" and its two sequels.
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RIP DeLorean.

A man who chased his dream, realised it but forgot about the importance of its financial burden. I respect him for having the guts to just do it.
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Are DeLoreans good cars? Reliable, powerful, fun to drive? And where would you bring one for check ups and stuff?
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Are DeLoreans good cars? Reliable, powerful, fun to drive? And where would you bring one for check ups and stuff?
No, no, no, but on the positive side, they are unique.
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Quite a loss. He built fabulous looking cars. Even though the car from Back to the Future was ugly as hell... it was still a fabulously ugly great car. Paradox? Hell yeah. But then again... so is the BTTF series :P
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what a great los of a great man, i would have loved to see him longer around and that he had made more cars

i really like the Deloreans, crappy as hell, but oh so cool
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