John Z. DeLorean has been written about for decades. For everything from his incredible career with General Motors, to the development of his unique, “ethical” gull-wing sports car, as well as the FBI / DEA drug entrapment farse.
This is an ever-growing list of DeLorean books and publications that cover all of the topics above, and many more.
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1981 DeLorean Prestige Original Sales Catalog
Presenting The De Lorean." This is original color sales literature right off the showroom floor."
Inside you'll find pictures and descriptions of the De Lorean and its features, some of which include: fully adjustable seats & power windows, seven position dual total climate control, dual electric remote side view mirrors, 4-wheel disc braking system, and vehicle specifications. Full of clear, color illustrations including interior and exterior views. This is the best catalog for the 1981 De Lorean. The catalog measures 12" by 8 ½", has 16 pages and is in excellent condition. Buy now for this original sales catalog from De Lorean.
Cars of the 1980s
Fasten your seat belts and prepare to embark on a journey down Memory Lane—with Cars of the 1980s, Book 2 in the Mini-Motorhead Series!
Created with Kindle Fire in mind (but viewable on other Kindle models as well), author Mike Foster showcases 30 of the most prominent cars of the 1980s. No fancy jargon or confusing statistics—just beautiful photographs and identification of 30 cars. Kids and grown-ups alike are sure to enjoy this simple introduction to a whole decade of the good, the bad, and the purely reminiscent.
De Lorean Gold Portfolio 1977-1995
From a motoring enthusiast's point of view, the sports car which former Pontiac supremo John De Lorean drew up to sell to Americans was a fascinating machine.
The gullwing doors lost appeal when electrical failures prevented them from opening & the unpainted stainless steel body panels proved far from stainless in practice. However, the Giugiaro design is still attractive and with only around 4,000 cars built still attracts attention. This is a book of contemporary road & comparison tests, technical and specification data, engineering background, history, De Lorean interview, and company history.
De Lorean Parts Identification Manual
Complete Parts Identification Manual for all De Lorean Passenger Cars. Covers Engine, Emission / Fuel Systems, Transmission, Suspension / Steering, Brakes / Wheels and Heating / Air Conditioning.
Many have attempted to tell his story; now it's his turn.
Since the 60s when he was known as the brilliant but brash young executive at General Motors, John Zachary DeLorean has been one of the most controversial public figures in the United States and, of recent years, the world. His 64 Lincoln-esque figure and is striking appearance have made him one of the most photographed and recognizable celebrities outside of Hollywood. His only to set foot outside his front door to make headlines. Admirers see DeLorean as the man who stood alone against the corporate rulers on the 14th floor during his tumultuous days at GM, the man who, against all the odds, built his own auto factory in Northern Ireland. Detractors of Deb DeLorean of playboy, and Otto Barron, a man of masks common a Gatsby, an American valiant villain the designation seems endless. Despite all this exposure, the public figure has proved to be a very private man. And whether they praise or condemn, people all ultimately ask the same question: who is the real John DeLorean? The for surrounding his decision to build his own sports car paled in October 1982 when headlines rocked the world and topped every other outrageous statement ever made by the man: John Z DeLorean, captain of a sinking ship, had been arrested and accused of trafficking cocaine! Don't DeLorean was silent during his arrest and subsequent trial. Since his acquittal on all charges in the breakup of his marriage to Christina for rare, he is said little, beyond a few interviews about his conversion to Christianity and some of his immediate views on the government case.
DeLorean – Celebrating the Impossible
This work has been complied as a tribute to the DMC-12 sports car and the people and events that made it possible. It details the history from initial design phase to production and finally the demise and factory closure in 1982.
DeLorean: The Rise and Fall of a Dream Maker
A profile of ill-fated automobile manufacturer John DeLorean discusses his rise from poverty, career at General Motors, glittering jet-set lifestyle, founding of his own automobile company, and final cocaine bust.
Grand Delusions: The Cosmic Career of John De Lorean
From the shattered fragments of DeLorean's acts and dreams, investigative journalist Hillel Levin has pieced together a fascinating picture of the man behind this contemporary myth.
From the beginning, DeLorean's flight was fueled by a remarkable talent for financial legerdemain and corporate intrigue. Through meticulous research and interviews with the players in DeLorean's inner circle, Levin tracks the court cases and the lawsuits that accompanied his ascent, discentangles his convoluted and bizarre business schemes, explores the labyrinth of holding companies and paper corporations that channeled huge sums of other people's money into his personal control, and reconstructs the saga of the gull-winged car that, until the last, De Lorean believed would rise, Phoenix-like, from the ashes.
Authoritatively researched from Detroit to Belfast, packed with new information, GRAND DELUSIONS is a riveting, uniquely American story, and a cautionary tale of genius misapplied in the service of a run away ego.
It was one of the most bizarre episodes in the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland...
...the construction, during the war’s most savage phase, of a factory in West Belfast to make a luxury sports car with gull-wing doors. Huge subsidies were provided by the British government. The first car rolled off the line during the appalling hunger strikes of 1981.
The prime mover and central character of this intelligent, witty and moving novel was John DeLorean, brilliant engineer, charismatic entrepreneur and world-class conman. He comes to energetic, seductive life through the eyes of his fixer in Belfast, a traumatised Vietnam veteran, and of a woman who takes a job in the factory against the wishes of her husband. Each of them has secrets and desires they dare not share with anyone they know. A great American hustler brought to vivid life in the most unlikely setting imaginable.
An interesting insider's perspective of DeLorean and the DeLorean Motor Company by former DMC Executive William Haddad
Here for the first time is the inside story of the life and times of John DeLorean, one of America's most visible and controversial business figures. William Haddad - a politician, businessman and award winning investigative journalist - worked with DeLorean for fifteen years as a consultant and eventually a top executive of DeLorean's ill-fated sports car company. In Hard Driving he draws on his skills as a reporter and on firsthand insights to paint an absorbing, often disturbing portrait of DeLorean and of how American big business operates.
In DeLorean's Shadow: The Drug Trial of the Century by the Sole Surviving Defendant
The John Z. DeLorean drug trial ruled the headlines of newspapers worldwide.
The case commanded the attention of the highest levels of the FBI, DEA, CIA, IRS, DOJ, Attorney General’s Office, Interpol, Number 10 Downing Street, and the White House. I have the FBI Investigative Reports, the transcripts of the FBI's secret tapes and the investigative reports from the Law Firm that DeLorean hired. I know the things that the jury never heard, and what the Federal Agents tried to hide, because I am the last surviving defendant. It involved Pablo Escobar the leader of the Medellin Drug Cartel, his #1 hit man, Rafael Salazar, “AKA Rafa,,and Max Mermelstien who smuggled 56 tons of cocaine into the United States—and sent over $300,000,000 back down to Medellin. The defendants were John Z. DeLorean, creator of the DeLorean Motor Car, Morgan Hetrick a Texas Maverick who claimed to be the #1 cocaine smuggler on the West Coast, and Stephen L. Arrington, Vietnam vet, USN bomb disposal frogman, pilot and author of this book. Warning: this is a true story written in the intensity of the moment. It contains real depictions of the criminal underworld and of life inside prison walls. This story may be disconcerting to some, yet is necessary to convey the magnitude of where choices can lead those who would dance the criminal waltz. Mine is a true story. Prepare to take an incredible journey into darkness, to learn the incredible value of a spiritual commitment and eventually come out the other side, as a childhood dream morphs into an ex-felon's reality.
John Z, the Delorean & Me: Tales from an Insider
JZ, the D & Me is an insider's view of the longest serving employee, director of purchasing and last CEO of DeLorean Motor Cars in Northern Ireland, author Barrie Wills.
It is a near history of the DeLorean project with much of the hard work, effort and inspiration contributed by so many written about for the first time.
It is illustrated by hundreds of photographs, many for the first time, showing why so many employees considered the project the best of their working lives.
It heralds the record 28 months in which the car was engineered, developed and built, whilst a state of the art factory was designed, built, equipped and staffed in West Belfast at the height of The Troubles.
Judging The Jury
In this work, Hans and Vidmar review the historical evolution of the trial jury, the contemporary role of the jury in the American criminal justice system, and future prospects for the jury as an institutional force.
Spooky Action at a Distance
(Electric Literature's Recommended Reading)
In this story from his new collection EVERYONE WANTS TO BE AN AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE, Bryan Hurt imagines an ideal time-traveling experience, complete with a Delorean and killing Hitler.
The DeLorean Story: The car, the people, the scandal
This is the inside story of the DeLorean saga written by a senior manager who worked with the company from beginning to end and saw it all.
The short life of the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car – a vision of the future with its gullwing doors and stainless steel body – began after John DeLorean secured financial backing from the British government for his car-making venture in Northern Ireland. Four years and nearly 9,000 cars later the company went bust and DeLorean faced questions about fraud against the British taxpayer, and his big ally, Colin Chapman of Lotus, also drew scrutiny. As an insider’s account, this book contains a great deal of new information about the DeLorean scandal.
The DeLorean Tapes
On August 16, 1984, John Zachary Delorean was acquitted of a massive drugs conspiracy: a Los Angeles jury decided that Delorean had been stalked, enticed and entrapped by undercover government agents.
For almost four months, as Delorean was drawn deeper and deeper into the conspiracy, those agents secretly recorded every incriminating word. The Delorean Tapes, published here for the first time, reveal how the FBI conducts 'a sting' - and provide a fascinating insight into the man who promised the world a dream car, and who was finally ruined by that dream.
The Illustrated Buyer's Guide to DeLorean Automobiles
Many people, when shopping for a DeLorean, live in an area where the one they are considering may be the only one available for miles around. This means they often have nothing to compare it against, unlike more common collector vehicles.
This book serves as a reference as to what is right, what is wrong, what to snap up" and what to run away from. Buying the right DeLorean can be one of the greatest experiences of your life"