John Z. DeLorean never will be ranked with such General Motors Corp. luminaries as founder William C. Durant, financial genius Alfred P. Sloan Jr. or engineering wizard Charles F. Kettering – but he’s had his moments. It has been nearly 30 years since DeLorean and GM parted company, yet his name still evokes instant recognition as one of the most famous and flamboyant auto executives ever. In an era when most automotive engineers favored short pants and pocket protectors, DeLorean was a ...

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