The DeLorean is a sports car manufactured by John DeLorean's DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) for the American market from 1981 through 1982. The car was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and stood out for its gull-wing doors and brushed stainless-steel outer body panels, as well as an innovative fiberglass body structure with a steel backbone chassis.
Throughout production, the car was generally unchanged, although minor modifications were made throughout the vehicle. The first production car was completed on January 21, 1981. About 9,000 DeLoreans were made before production halted in late October 1982. In 2007, about 6,500 DeLoreans were thought to still exist.