Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan
Died: March 2005
John DeLorean worked with automakers Packard and General Motors
. He is credited with developing the Pontiac GTO
. In 1965 he became the head of the Pontiac
division of GM
, and in 1969 became the head of Chevrolet
In 1973 he formed the failed DeLorean Motor Company.
He was arrested in 1982 for attempting to sell $24 million worth of cocaine to undercover police officers, but was not convicted due to entrapment. He declared bankruptcy in 1999.
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