The De Lorean DMC-12, released in 1981, “featured gull-wing doors with a fiberglass ‘underbody’, to which non-structural brushed stainless steel panels were affixed.” Modern Marvels takes a look back at this vehicle after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

The first prototype appeared in March 1976, and production officially began in 1981 (with the first DMC-12 rolling off the production line on January 21) at the DMC factory in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland. During its production, several aspects of the car were changed, such as the hood (bonnet) style, wheels and interior