Re: [DML] DMCH to build Pontiac Solstice?
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Re: [DML] DMCH to build Pontiac Solstice?



That would entail an unnecessary redesign of the car, and scrapping the 
convertible.

Remember, John DeLorean didn't plan on every vehicle he made having 
gullwing doors. It's just because his company failed that the DMC-12 is 
all we've got with the DMC badge on it, and it happens to have gullwing 
doors. He also didn't plan on every vehicle the company produced to have 
stainless steel body panels. (See DMCL's plans for bus, tug, farm 
equipment, etc.)

Given that the Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky, and Opel GT did not have 
gullwing doors (and as gullwing doors would be impractical on a 
convertible), I think this expectation will not be realized. Nor will it 
have stainless steel body panels. I think this is smart business sense.

I think a "new" DeLorean Motor Company would want to distance itself 
from features that make people think of a thirty-year-old automotive 
failure -- which, let's face it, is by and large the perception of the 
DMC-12.

Thus endeth my 2¢.

Farrar Hudkins
#2613

Clint Pearson wrote:
>  
> 
> I like the renderings to some degree. But I think they need more DMC-12 
> influence (ie gullwing doors). And if DMCH can actually buy the 
> Wilmington plant, can they stamp out "new" DMC-12s then?
> 
> http://www.newdelorean.com/ <http://www.newdelorean.com/>
> 
> Clint
> #4739



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