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John Zachary DeLorean Net Worth

John Zachary DeLorean Net Worth is
$7 Million

John Zachary DeLorean Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

John Zachary DeLorean (January 6, 1925 – March 19, 2005) was an American engineer and executive in the U.S. automobile industry, most notably with General Motors, and founder of the DeLorean Motor Company.He was best known for developing the Pontiac GTO muscle car, the Pontiac Firebird, Pontiac Grand Prix, Chevrolet Vega, and the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car, which was later featured in the 1985 film Back to the Future, and for his high profile 1982 arrest on charges of drug trafficking. The alleged drug trafficking was supposedly an attempt to raise funds for his struggling company, which declared bankruptcy that same year. He successfully defended himself against the drug trafficking charges, showing that his alleged involvement was a result of entrapment by federal agents.
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Full NameJohn DeLorean
Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1925
Died2005-03-19
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height6' 4" (1.93 m)
ProfessionWriter
EducationDetroit College of Law
NationalityAmerican
SpouseSally Baldwin Cristina Ferrare
ChildrenKathryn DeLorean, Zachary DeLorean
ParentsKathryn Pribak DeLorean, Zachary DeLorean
Star SignCapricorn
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1DeLorean received a February 1969 promotion to head the Chevrolet Motor Division - he ended up streamlining the production line by delaying the release of the second generation Camaro (introduced April 1970) and a moratorium on product lifecycle management (later used with mass market automobiles where the automobile product marketed is restyled, rebodied, and/or facelifted every few years) with the Corvette and Nova (the Nova (X-body) received a midcycle refresh for the 1973 model year with a hatchback bodystyle - DeLorean proposed this for the Pontiac GTO prior to 1969 where its executives vetoed the proposal). During his tenure with Chevrolet he had oversight with the Chevrolet Vega subcompact where he assigned quality control inspectors until the Lordstown, OH assembly plant was taken over by GM (c. October 1971) where Chevrolet no longer operated the facility - GM corporate brass ended up cutting spending costs, laying off close to 1000 workers which resulted in the Vega tarnishing GM's reputation (from corrosion issues, reliability of the aluminum cylinder bores (which were unsleeved and consuming motor oil), overheating, and production speed (the Vega production increased when the work schedule has 73.5 automobiles produced within an hour where the United Auto Workers allegedly stated that workers sabotaged the cars on the assembly line including a March 1972 strike). The Vega was a response to imports from Toyota and Nissan (Datsun prior to 1984) until its discontinuation in 1977 (from the quality control issues, Asian import cars, and GM's H-Special line (Monza, Sunbird), along with its international T-platform (one of which was the Chevette - based on both the Opel Kadett redesign which was initially launched in Brasil in 1973 but powered with an Isuzu engine). Besides the Vega, DeLorean also had a role in the redesign of the Chevrolet C/K light truck, which dated back to 1968 where the cab and sheetmetal were redesigned with rounded corners with the use of a wind tunnel. This particular generation introduced in late 1972 (which continued until 1987 when the GMT400 became the replacement - the C/K designation for the 1973-era bodystyle was renamed as the R/V) is known as the rounded line (or square body) - this included the utility variants (Blazer, Jimmy, Suburban, Crew Cab, Chassis Cab (to 1989) which were produced until 1991) along with its continued production in Mexico (they continued to sell it as a short wheelbase with the updated front grille from the 1989-91 R/V series), Chile (1978-88), and Argentina (1985-91).
2Father, with Cristina Ferrare, of daughter Kathryn DeLorean and son Zachary DeLorean.
3Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 139-142. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
4Former son-in-law of Tom Harmon and Elyse Knox.
5With the smashing success of the Ford Mustang, he saw an opportunity for Pontiac to build a sports car, not unlike the one he built with his own company. The Pontiac concept vehicle released in 1964 was the XP-833 (retronymed as the Banshee I) which had styling cues similar in shape to the third generation Chevrolet Corvette (C3) with the exception of the rear taillights, later shared with the second generation Pontiac Firebird. But to his dismay, General Motors top brass told him that the Banshee was a planned sales threat to the Corvette which was being redesigned for its third generation release for the 1968 model year. GM brass offered the Pontiac Motor Division a consolation prize where it received a corporate twin - they ended up build a Pontiac version of the Chevrolet Camaro, which became the Pontiac Firebird.
6In 1964, got the bright idea to drop the Pontiac 389 cubic inch V-8 into the mid-size Tempest, thus was born the Pontiac G.T.O. which is often credited as the first muscle car.
7His company collapsed in 1983, a year after he was arrested in Los Angeles and accused of conspiring to sell $24 million of cocaine. He was acquitted of the charges, but continuing legal entanglements kept him on the sidelines of the automotive world, and he declared bankruptcy in 1999.
8Automotive innovator who left General Motors to develop a radically futuristic sports car, the DeLorean DMC-12, remembered popularly as the car modified for time travel in the Back to the Future (1985) movies.
9Ex-brother-in-law of Kristin Harmon and Mark Harmon.

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dick Cavett Show1985TV SeriesHimself
World in Action1985TV Series documentaryHimself
DeLorean1981DocumentaryHimself
Good Morning America1980TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DeLorean2017Documentary filmingHimself
That's So...2016TV Series documentaryHimself
DeLorean: Living the Dream2015DocumentaryHimself
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone2007DocumentaryHimself
Anything to Win2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Car Crash: The DeLorean Story2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (interviewed 1996)
TV Eye1984TV SeriesHimself
World in Action1982TV Series documentaryHimself

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