The car from the movie "Back to the Future" celebrates its birthday. He is older than most of his fans.

On January 21, 1981, the first batch of DeLorean DMC-12 left the assembly line.

The car has become somewhat cult, as

it was with his help that they moved in timeheroes of the film "Back to the Future." Asked by Marty why the DeLorean DMC-12 was chosen, Doc replied: “If you make a time machine from a car, then why doesn't it look stylish?” A remarkable fact: the film was released in 1985, but in 1983 the producer - DeLorean Motor Company - discontinued production. During this time, 9,000 copies left the assembly line.

The fate of DMC-12 is closely intertwined with the foundercompany by John Delorean. In 1982, he was arrested, accused of selling drugs. The court later acquitted John, but it was too late. The DMC factory in Northern Ireland has closed. Of the 9,000 issued copies, 2,000 cars turned out to be unsold - they simply gathered dust in a warehouse.

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