Category: John DeLorean

Myth and Mogul : John DeLorean – New Documentary  @Netflix

Myth and Mogul : John DeLorean – New Documentary @Netflix


Netflix have released a recent documentary on the rise and fall of John DeLorean

Plus a look back at previous DeLorean content here on Automotive American

The documentary is a mixture of footage from a previous documentary and interviews with those involved at the time including family members.

For me it’s the best one so far and I guess may be the last?

For John’s back story you can go to Wikipedia

Information on the documentary can be found here at Netflix

A few years ago I interviewed Chris Parnham historian of the DeLorean Owners Club UK for my podcast, and I thought this would make a good companion to the new documentary. Details of the club can be found here

Chris is a lovely man and the interview can be found below

I was lucky to be given a copy of Chris’s and Andy Withers excellent book – DeLorean – Celebrating the Impossible 

The original article is here

A pair of De Loreans with ultra-low-mileage and sequential VINs makes us ask: What do you think of the “barn find” trend? – Terry Shea @Hemmings


In recent years, you can’t go far in the world of collector cars without coming across a seemingly unending litany of “barn find” examples. Covered in dust, dirt, grime, chicken droppings or perhaps used as an impromptu shelf, a place to stack wooden pallets—whatever the case, the more inglorious a special car was treated, it seems, the better the story.

Articles and videos abound of people uncovering and rescuing these cars, whether found in an actual barn or some other structure. Perhaps we’ve become bored of stories of incredibly restorations (say it ain’t so!) or one-owner cars kept pristine for years.There’s no denying the allure of the barn find.

A couple of years back during the Scottsdale auctions, a barn-find Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing outpaced several restored examples sold that year, including some by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Years ago, these sort of cars might have been found and restored before anyone knew anything about them.

Read on Random Car Review – The Bizarre 1969 Pontiac-Farago CF 428 – Pontiac Grand Prix Meets Italian Coachbuilding!



Found this one on BangShift, got to say I’m a sucker for prototypes but I’ve never seen this one before. Even if you didn’t know you can kind of see the Delorean DNA?

Read about it here article by Brian McTaggart